[ubuntu-uk] scanner

David Goldsbrough daveg at boavon.plus.com
Mon Oct 1 10:41:17 UTC 2012

I have recently purchased a Canon Pixma MG5350 wireless all-in-one

It has been set-up without the aid of any usb cable tethering it to any
device.  Our household is a mixed environment with a combination of Windoze
Vista, Mac OS X, iPad, Windoze XP, Ubuntu, etc.

The printing function from all devices (bar the Mac - but a different
story) has not proved to be a problem.
I am though having difficulties getting Simple Scan or Xsane Image Scanner
working.  Both report "No scanners detected".

I have though managed to get Scangear to work which I downloaded and
installed from Canon when Xsane and Simple Scan was not working.

I have searched around and gone down a number of blind alleys.  This
includes editing files in /etc/sane.d

I am running Lucid 10.04 and linix kernal 2.6.32-43-generic.

I guess this may really not be worth the bother to fix/solve - after all I
do have Scangear working and I have a multitude of other devices to choose
from - but it is the principal at stake really.  There is also the issue
that Ubuntu future should work out of the box for such things.

Many thanks in advance for any pointers or help that might solve the
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