Canon MG6660 scanner - OK in Terminal NOT in GIMP

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Canon MG6660 scanner - OK in Terminal NOT in GIMP

Post by ozdroggy » Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:19 am

After working on this problem for the last two days and having looked at answers on this forum for similar problems without success it is now time to call for help. :(
1. I had originally been happily scanning from GIMP using my Canon MG5560 before it died a month ago. I replaced it with a MG6660 and the printing was all OK but the scanner did not work.
2. I have a dual boot setup and Win10 on a separate Hard drive. Both printer and scanner work there.
3. Back to Linux (my preferred OS) where I successfully d/l and installed scangearmp2-3.00-1-deb.
4. I can scan OK from Terminal entering 'scangearmp2' but GIMP was still no good.
5. I could still get 'From scangearMP' in the Create drop down menu but no scanners were found.
6. I ensured that all previous 'scangearmp' files were uninstalled and tried again – the 'From scangearMP' option was now gone. Obviously provided by the old scangearmp-common-64 files.
7. Totally uninstalled GIMP and after shut down and reboot I reinstalled GIMP. Still no option to Create From scangearMP.
8. Have searched for a replacement for scangearmp-common-64 but does not exist.

Screenshot of Terminal showing d/l and installation available if required.

Question: How do I fix this problem please?

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Re: Canon MG6660 scanner - OK in Terminal NOT in GIMP

Post by pdc_2 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:42 am

so one can drive scanners in 3 ways:
1) the manufacturer's drivers
2) open source from SANE
3) Vuescan

for open source, both the standard and the development releases of SANE say ....... they need testers for the MG6600 series devices; so you could join the mailing list for the development version of SANE; they would be pleased to have your help; and they should be able to get things working on SANE; that might help GiMP feel better about things too ... sane-devel

do join and help the SANE team: the entry for your devices says
testers needed ..

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