Canon Canoscan 8600f scanner

Gernot Hassenpflug aikishugyo at
Sun Feb 24 22:16:38 UTC 2008

On Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 6:26 AM, Alex Janssen <alex at> wrote:
> Erik Thiem said the following on 02/09/2008 10:30 PM:
>  > Is there any way to use a Canon Canoscan 8600f scanner in Ubuntu 7.10?
>  > If anyone knows of a way, please tell me. I do not care how
>  > complicated it is or if I have to edit a lot of config files.
>  >
>  > ~thank you,
>  >               Erik
>  >
>  I know your post is old, but did you check at
> to see if SANE
>  supports your scanner?

Scanners based on the GL841 chipset are not yet supported. This is
supposed to be added to the genesys backend, but it seems the
developers are busy with other things. I tried to contact them to ask
about helping (I have a CanoSan 8800F) but no reply unfortunately. You
might like to join the sane-devel ML in any case, the more people ask
about things like that there the greater the chance we might get a
project going.

Cheers, Gernot

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