[sane-devel] Problem with new Canon iSensys MF746Cx

Thierry Huchard thierry at ordissimo.com
Tue Sep 8 18:29:56 BST 2020

Hi Andrea
you can find here a recent version of sane here : https://launchpad.net/~sane-project/+archive/ubuntu/sane-git

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sane-project/sane-git
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt install libsane libsane-common sane-utils


Le 8 septembre 2020 17:23:38 GMT+02:00, Alexander Pevzner <pzz at apevzner.com> a écrit :
>Hi Andrea,
>On 9/8/20 5:19 PM, Andrea Croci wrote:
>> thank you for your reply. That did work indeed: the scanner gets
>> recognised as 'airscan:e0:Canon MF745C/746C'. However the list of
>> options for that device is very short. For instance there is no
>> "brightness", which would be very helpful when scanning a page printed
>> on the backside too. That's what I always have to adjust with the Epson
>> scanner in order not to see the back printing through.
>You are the first one to ask :-)
>Yes, sane-airscan doesn't currently support brightness/contrast 
>parameters. I plan to add this support in a future.
>> In addition I just checked in my laptop, which has Ubuntu 20.04
>> installed instead. That has recognised the scanner automatically with
>> the "escl" backend. I don't see an "escl.conf" in my desktop with 18.04.
>> Is this just a matter of sane-version?
>Yes, never version of Ubuntu comes with the newer version of SANE, which 
>includes the sane-escl backend. Even more newer version of Ubuntu will 
>come with sane-airscan, but I don't know, will these two backends come 
>together, or sane-airscan will replace sane-escl.
>	Wishes, Alexander Pevzner (pzz at apevzner.com)

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