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    Problems setting up Canon Scanner in 18.04

    Hi al,

    I'm having problems setting up my scanner.

    I've got ubuntu 18.04 and a Canon Pixma TS8250, I have installed the drivers for printing & scanning available on the canon web site.

    The print test page works so hopefully that's OK.

    I tried setting up the scanner following the advice in the post by gmarcotte:

    https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread....1458531&page=2

    However when I try to run scangearmp2 i just get the message can not find available scanners!

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    Thumbs down Re: Problems setting up Canon Scanner in 18.04

    I have the same problem with a Canon Pixma TS8250. The only solution I have found is to run scangearmp2 through the terminal. It will only scan one page at a time, though it will cope with documents (into PDF, no OCR that I could find) and photos (creates JPEGs). I haven't been able to find any apps through Ubuntu Software that work at all with this Canon Scanner. [Printing is no problem via USB or Wifi.] The situation is far from satisfactory, but it appears to be impossible to find a better solution.

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    brian_p is offline May the Ubuntu Be With You!
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    Re: Problems setting up Canon Scanner in 18.04

    Quote Originally Posted by alaric-cundy View Post
    I have the same problem with a Canon Pixma TS8250.
    No you don't.

    The only solution I have found is to run scangearmp2 through the terminal.
    But Bazman says:

    However when I try to run scangearmp2 i just get the message can not find available scanners!
    You can run scangearmp2. This user cannot even do that.

    Incidentally - what connection does printing have to do with scanning?
    Brian.

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