[sane-devel] Getting a Canon LiDE 120 scanner going ?
strredwolf at gmail.com
Sun Feb 23 21:12:00 GMT 2020
For a bit of a simplicity sake, try this from the command line:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rolfbensch/sane-release
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install xsane
If you have Gimp installed, this will also add the XSane option in the
File >> Create menu. Select the "Device Dialog box" option first, and
the XSane interface will come right up.
On Sun, Feb 23, 2020 at 3:53 PM Ralph Little <skelband at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2020-02-20 10:33 p.m., Andy Coleman wrote:
> Will installing your SW get this scanner going? I really don't want to install unnecessary stuff.
> If so, have you any pointers to the necessary steps involved?
> I've ground to a halt with the Ubunto forum.
> Cheers Andy
> Yes SANE does support the Canon LiDE 120.
> Scanning with SANE consists of two parts: the backend, which provides support for a variety of dedicated scanners and multi-function devices.
> The other part is the front end which provides access to that functionality.
> From the SANE project there is a command line utility scanimage and there is also a graphical, interactive frontend called xsane.
> xsane is at version 0.999 and has not been updated in some time. However, it is still used by most people and satisfies most requirements.
> There are other frontends from elsewhere that support scanners through the standard SANE interface.
> The backend portion is currently at 1.0.29, although depending on which Ubuntu you have, this will likely be something like 1.0.27 or 1.0.28.
> Enhancements to the backend mostly encompass the addition of newer scanners and enhancement to existing supported devices.
> To get the latest backend, you can use the Release PPA maintained by Rolf Bensch. This provides builds from the latest release 1.0.29 and supports back to Xenial (16.04).
> You can find that at: https://launchpad.net/~rolfbensch/+archive/ubuntu/sane-release
> Rolf also maintains a cutting edge PPA here: https://launchpad.net/~rolfbensch/+archive/ubuntu/sane-git
> I just tried the scanner on that PPA and it seems to work fine. Bear in mind, that it is on the cutting edge and bugs may creep in from time to time.
> If I were you, I would go for Rolf's Release PPA, and install xsane (which depends on the libsane backend libraries so you get them also).
Kelly "STrRedWolf" Price
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