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How to install Canon scanner?

Postby DaComboMan » Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:29 am

Tried using WineTricks but that didn't do the trick!

When i plugin the scanner nothing happens.
KDE picked up my HP printer and installed it quicker than Windows 7 (which also needed a setup file).

Tried using my installation CD with WineTricks but that didn't help.

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Re: How to install Canon scanner?

Postby gordintoronto » Sun Mar 11, 2012 3:11 pm

Linux is not Windows, so Windows approaches can cause unnecessary grief.

Install Xsane and see if you can scan. My bet is that it will "just work."

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Re: How to install Canon scanner?

Postby nomko » Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:13 am

Canon is well known for its bad support under Linux. However, a solution for your driver issue can be found here: http://sites.google.com/site/tipsandtricksforubuntu/printer-info/canon-drivers.

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Re: How to install Canon scanner?

Postby DaComboMan » Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:33 am

Thanks nomko, will have to investigate that.

It's not a big emergency, but it is nevertheless an unpleasant one.

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Re: How to install Canon scanner?

Postby DaComboMan » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:08 am

None of those Canon drivers are available for Linux.

Perhaps LinuxMint should set up a sticky list of scanners and printers that have drivers compatible with their OS.

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Re: How to install Canon scanner?

Postby nomko » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:24 am

DaComboMan wrote:None of those Canon drivers are available for Linux.

Perhaps LinuxMint should set up a sticky list of scanners and printers that have drivers compatible with their OS.


Can you tell us which model/type Canon device you have?? Then we can check for a better solution.

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Re: How to install Canon scanner?

Postby DaComboMan » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:29 am

You just made me an offer i can not refuse! :D

CanoScan LiDE 70

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Re: How to install Canon scanner?

Postby nomko » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:02 am

DaComboMan wrote:You just made me an offer i can not refuse! :D

You happy bird!!!! :mrgreen:

CanoScan LiDE 70


I'll check that site myself for any drivers. Maybe on other forums there's a solution.

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Re: How to install Canon scanner?

Postby DaComboMan » Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:43 am

After a few flights on the web, i found this thread:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions ... er-515324/

Lide70 might be a "cheap" scanner, but i sure don't plan on getting a new one at this stage of the game.

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Re: How to install Canon scanner?

Postby Kevin108 » Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:19 am

Typically if you go to Canon's EU site, you can get drivers. I had a Lide30 that "just worked" as mentioned above.

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Re: How to install Canon scanner?

Postby DaComboMan » Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:24 am

You're right Kevin, it works for 30 (but not for later versions like 70).

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Re: How to install Canon scanner?

Postby Kevin108 » Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:27 am

Try this.

http://software.canon-europe.com/products/0010402.asp

I can help you with installation instructions later but most likely you'll extract the files and run an install script.

*Edit*

Disregard. This was where I got drivers for my MX410 but looks like there's no hits for the Lide 70.
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Re: How to install Canon scanner?

Postby DaComboMan » Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:32 am

Thanks Kevin.

Nice try, but no results for CanoScan Lide70
They have it for Windows but not for Linux.

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Re: How to install Canon scanner?

Postby DaComboMan » Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:19 pm

Someone is going to have to explain to me in plain language what this means:

"Happy to report I can run my Canon LIDE 70 under Win XP pro as a guest on Vmware 6, using a Samba share folder to share the scans between XP and Linux"
Posted on: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php? ... can+Lide70

1. I found VMware to download at Oracle (there's about 25 different programs, which one is right?).
2. What's a Samba share folder?


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