gewitty wrote:Yes. As I mentioned in my post, I have already downloaded and installed the Cannon ScanGear MP Ver. 1.8 Deb file.
Although ScanGear doesn't appear in the programs menu, I have just spotted that the MG5300 is listed as a scanner in GIMP, where it works perfectly using ScanGear, even though Xsane still doesn't recognise it.
I'm not sure what the reason for that may be, but at least I can use the scanner now.
Thanks for the help.
I am in exactly the same situation but with different scanning apps. With my original Printer/Scanner [EPSON Stylus Photo RX510] I have been using gscan2pdf for OCR and other major work and Simple Scan for 'quick hit' jobs.
I have 100% success with GIMP Image Editor -> File -> Create -> ScanGear MP... using both the USB connection and the Wireless connection BUT neither gscan2pdf nor Simple Scan can find a scanner. "No devices found"/"No scanners connected".
FWIW - the printer side is 100%.
I have a dual boot system with Win8 and Mint is my default boot.
Any help in overcoming this glitch would be greatly appreciated and a good start to the New Year
LinuxMint Release 13 (Maya)
Kernel Linux 3.2.0-23-generic (i686)
Memory: 3.4 GiB
Processor 0: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.2GHz
Processor 1: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.2GHz
Available disk space: 89.7 GiB