[sane-devel] Canon Pixma TR8550 support

Rolf Bensch rolf at bensch-online.de
Sat Oct 26 14:03:23 BST 2019

Hi Sedat,

For Ubuntu you can use my ppa to get the recent builds:
https://launchpad.net/~rolfbensch/+archive/ubuntu/sane-git .

For Debian you should install Sane from source, if you want to get a
recent version. For details please read INSTALL.linux

You can find recent information from Sane's website:
http://www.sane-project.org/ .

Please report if both, (1) 1200 dpi scans and (2) scanning from document
feeder are working.

Many thanks for your help.


Am 25.10.19 um 10:59 schrieb Sedat Dilek:
> [ CC Rolf ]
> Hi,
> 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.
> Thanks.
> Regards,
> - 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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