[sane-devel] Status of CanoScan LiDE 300 and 400?

Andreas Hölscher mail at andreas-hoelscher.de
Fri Nov 23 14:50:14 GMT 2018

> Hello Sane-Team,
> I own a Canon CanoScan LiDE 400, which has been released this year. It
> works under Linux, but only with the ScanGear software provided by
> Canon. 'sane-find-scanner' detects the scanner, but 'scanimage -L'
> doesn't list it in it's output.
> $ lsusb | grep Canon
> Bus 001 Device 004: ID 04a9:1912 Canon, Inc.
> $ sudo sane-find-scanner | grep Canon
> found USB scanner (vendor=0x04a9 [Canon], product=0x1912 [LiDE 400])
> at libusb:001:004
> My question is: Do you know if this new model uses the same (or
> similar) chipset like the LIDE 210 oder 220, which are supported by
> the genesys backend? If no, how could I help to find out which chip is
> used?
> Thanks for your work!
> Christoph

Support for the LiDE 400 would be great! I can't help with programming
but perhaps can help with testing.

@Povilas: I read that you like to take over maintenance of the genesys
backend, that are great news! Do you have any plans regarding the LiDE 400?

Best regards,

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