[sane-devel] Canon MX490 Scanning Works on Lubuntu 16.04.4

Olaf Meeuwissen paddy-hack at member.fsf.org
Sat Jan 5 02:56:07 GMT 2019

Hi Eric,

Eric Bradshaw writes:

> To Whom It May Concern,
> Sorry for my previous post with the exact same info. I accidentally sent
> it in HTML. Only one correction - the computer runs Lubuntu 16.04.5
> instead of Lubuntu 16.04.4
> SANE Scanning works great with the Canon MX490. [...]

This scanner may be supported by the pixma backend (as of version 1.0.25
of sane-backends) but is marked as untested and in need of testers.
Perhaps you could help?

@Rolf Could you tell Eric how to test and what kind of tests you want to
      be done?

> I couldn't find any Linux driver for it on the U.S. Canon website, but I
> saw this post on the Linux Mint Forums
> [https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=259251] which pointed out
> that Canon Thailand has the IJ Printer Driver 5.10 for Linux at
> https://support-th.canon-asia.com/contents/TH/EN/0100666902.html and
> ScanGear MP Ver. 3.10 for Linux at
> http://support-th.canon-asia.com/contents/TH/EN/0100667202.html
> After installing those, (the printer prints and) the scanner not only
> works via the ScanGear MP 3.10, but also via SimpleScan 3.20.0 and XSane
> 0.999 (both of which I'd already had installed).

Hmm, the LinuxMint forum post mentions that Simple Scan didn't work.
Wondering what's different.

Hope this helps,
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