[xubuntu-users] Sane not finding my scanner

Eberhard Roloff tuxebi at gmx.de
Thu Dec 18 11:28:49 UTC 2008

leegold wrote:
> Hi,
> I was trying to get the scanner functionality working on my Canon MX300.
> I think the app that does this is called XSane. When I run XSane it says
> "Device is not available". I Googled it and see a lot talk about getting
> this printer to scan with [X]Ubuntu - it's a fairly new model. But I'm
> not sure what the procedure is(?)
> Using 8.10. BTW, it prints quite well.
> Thanks,
> Lee G.
As a first step, I would recommend that you should try to do a test and 
start xsane as root. Only if this is unsuccessful, you should follow the 
google advice.

Otherwise you sill need to adjust user permissions accordingly.

Kind regards

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