[sane-devel] Canon Pixma TR8550 support

Sedat Dilek sedat.dilek at gmail.com
Fri Oct 25 09:59:40 BST 2019

[ CC Rolf ]


I tried to contact the maintainer of the Ubuntu PPA which offers
support for Canon Pixma series in [2].
I got my email back - domain seems not to exist or temporarily not available.

So, I fell over sane-devel mailing-list and read some threads (Rolf
seems to be active user what concerns Canon supported devices).

There exist a Linux 64bit driver from Canon (see [1]) - unsure if this
supports only the printer part.

I am highly interested in getting the scanner run under Ubuntu/bionic
and/or Debian/testing AMD64.

Last, I fell over sane-backends and the debian Git repository.

My questions:
Can you give a status and maybe a brief intro on how to install and
test SANE backend drivers for a Canon Pixma TR8550?
Also point me to recent development in Git if salsa.d.o has not the
latest stuff.

If you need further informations please let me know.
I am glad if I can help.


- Sedat -

[0] http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2018/10/canon-ij-printer-scangear-mp-drivers-ubuntu-18-04-18-10/
[1] https://www.canon.de/support/consumer_products/products/fax__multifunctionals/inkjet/pixma_tr_series/pixma-tr8550.html?type=drivers&language=de&os=linux%20(64-bit)
[2] https://launchpad.net/~thierry-f/+archive/ubuntu/fork-michael-gruz/+packages?field.name_filter=&field.status_filter=published&field.series_filter=bionic
[3] https://salsa.debian.org/debian/sane-backends

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