canoscan lide 50
sean.sieger at gmail.com
Sun Oct 16 00:07:37 UTC 2005
Tommy Trussell <tommy.trussell at gmail.com> writes:
On 10/15/05, Sean Sieger <sean.sieger at gmail.com> wrote:
It so bugs me that I have never got my scanner
working with 5.04 and now 5.10.
Device Manager sees it but I get, 'no devices
available' when I try to run xsane.
Sadly, the reason is your scanner is not supported by the SANE project
I bought a Canon Lide 20 on eBay because I needed a small USB flatbed scanner
and I knew it was "completely" supported, but it is very frustrating having
such spotty support from Canon. I have some other Canon hardware and it's
frustrating I can't use all of it reliably with linux.
The reason is Canon does not release the hardware specifications to the
public, so there are no proper opportunities for others to write supporting
software. I gather the LiDE 20 and 30 are supported only because someone was
able to infer the proper commands, and the other LiDE scanners use a different
company's chip inside.
I wrote a complaint to Canon but I don't have any hopes that their attitude
will change anytime soon.
Thank you for your feedback, Tommy.
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