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Thread: xsane scanner issue

  1. #1
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    xsane scanner issue

    This my first time adding a peripheral to my ubuntu jaunty box. I want to add a CanoScan Lide 700F to Xsane and am coming up real short.

    I have not added a driver as I assumed it would just work with the Universal USB thing on most new USB devices.

    I have never used a scanner on this computer before post or pre ubuntu.


    Many thanks,

    crabclaw

    Found ubuntu supported scanners here

    Found detailed scanner info here
    Last edited by crabclaw; August 12th, 2009 at 03:17 PM. Reason: solved

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    Re: xsane scanner issue

    with the scanner plugged in and turned on, open a terminal and post the output of
    Code:
    lsusb
    Debian Testing(64bit) + XFCE4 AM2 5200+ ATI Radeon HD4350, 4gig RAM,320Gig and 750gig HDs

    what's the difference between an answer and a solution? An answer is what they want to hear, a solution is what they don't want to hear

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    Re: xsane scanner issue

    :~$ lsusb
    Bus 001 Device 003: ID 04a9:1907 Canon, Inc.
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0ac8:0321 Z-Star Microelectronics Corp. USB 2.0 Webcam
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    The first one there is the Canon scanner but xsane will always choose the webcam over the scanner. Is there a way the unsupported hardware issue?

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    Re: xsane scanner issue

    Can you try with the Webcam disconnected, just to see if the scanner works at all? If that's OK then we can look at the selection issue (I'm sure there's a way to do this in xsane but I'm not at my Ubuntu PC at present).

    Cannon scanners are generally well supported in Linux.

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    Re: xsane scanner issue

    I realize that this post isn't going to be of much help, but I have the same scanner and have yet to get it working. It is my understanding that Canon has not released the architecture of that scanner to the SANE development team yet, so SANE can't talk to it. Canon has also failed to do this with many other scanners. While some Canon scanners work, I think it is a bit of an optimistic view to say that Canon scanners are well supported in Linux. In fact, there are many Canon devices that aren't well supported in Linux. It's quite clear that Canon is uncaring at best toward the Open Source community, and so we just have to wait to see what happens. Once critical details become available from Canon, or are leaked out in some fashion about the architecture of that scanner and others, then the SANE team can begin talking to the scanner. It's sad, because that scanner represents a great value. Of course, it works nicely in "those we don't speak of." I can't tell you how much it kills me to say that. But it's all worth it in the end.

    If there is news stating the opposite, then I will gladly apologize for the rubbish. Just please, somebody, help a brother out. Show me how to get this paperweight alive in Linux.

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