[sane-devel] Looking for help with scanner

Rolf Bensch rolf at bensch-online.de
Thu Sep 13 18:14:15 BST 2018


I'm just digging into old mailing list threads and found this one.

I just added your scanner to SANE. Please test the recent version report
your results. If everything is fine, I'll update thedoc files and the
scanner's status
(maybe it will take a little while until the website will be updated).


Am 17.03.2018 um 22:30 schrieb Louis Lagendijk:
> On Sat, 2018-03-17 at 11:20 -0700, John Oliver wrote:
>> On Sat, Mar 17, 2018 at 02:59:09PM +0100, Louis Lagendijk wrote:
>>> On Fri, 2018-03-16 at 10:07 -0700, John Oliver wrote:
>>>> On Ubuntu 16.04.04, using "Simple Scan" which is, apparently,
>>>> SANE.
>>>> I bought a Canon imageCLASS MF416dw and had to jump through some
>>>> hoops
>>>> to get it printing.  It's on the network, wired, local
>>>> subnet.  I'm
>>>> using the PIXMA backend.
>>>> _scanner._tcp.local. [4m15s] PTR Canon MF410
>>>> Series._scanner._tcp.local.
>>>> ar: Canone585ce.local. (Cache flush) [4m15s] A,
>>>> Canon
>>>> MF410
>>>> Series._scanner._tcp.local. (Cache flush) [4m15s] SRV
>>>> Canone585ce.local.:8610 0 0, Canon MF410
>>>> Series._scanner._tcp.local.
>>>> (Cache flush) [4m15s] TXT "txtvers=1" "note="
>>>> "adminurl=http://Canone585ce.local/airprint.html" "ty=Canon MF410
>>>> Series" "UUID=f48139e585ce" "mfg=Canon" "mdl=MF410 Series"
> Sol this is how the device reports itself: Canon MF410 Series
> This deviates more from the type number on the label than normal, just
> something to take into account when adding the scanner in the code
>>> Did you try the scanner over USB? If that works we can continue
>>> with
>>> the network scanning. Network just adds some additional complexity,
>>> so
>>> lets first ensure that the scanner works over USB.
>>> A quick grep on the source code seems to suggest that it is not yet
>>> supported.
> Well it reports with a different string, so a grep probably would not
> have found it anyhow, but it is currently not suported for all I can
> see
>>> What does lsusb say for the scanner when connected over USB?
>> Haven't tried yet, I don't have a USB cable handy...
> Please contact the mailing list again and ask Rolf Bensch to have a
> look at the scanner: it is currently not supported. I guess that it
> should be added in the code. That is normally not that complicated. But
> Rolf does normally the management of the code, so he knows what look
> for. @Rolf Bensch: can you please have a look? @John, please find a USB
> cable as Rolf will want to do initial testing over USB
>>> You could also try:
>>> export SANE_DEBUG_PIXMA=20
>>> export SANE_DEBUG_BJNP=20
>>> scanimage -L 2> log
>>> and mail me the logfile
>>> See espacially the lines starting with 
>>> [pixma] Scanner model
>> Attached.
> And as expected: the scanner is not yet recognized. Lets hope that Rolf
> can have a look...
>> What does itt ake to get support added?  I'm happy to do some legwork
> See above.
> BR, Louis

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