Successful Canon MX922 All-In-One Scanner Operation on Network/WIFI

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Successful Canon MX922 All-In-One Scanner Operation on Network/WIFI

Post by kenj66 » Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:21 pm

For three years running Linux Mint Cinnamon 17 I never could get my scanner to work. I'm now running Neon but I think this process will work with Mint as well.
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After much trial and error I can report the successful setup of the Canon PIXMA MX-920 series All-In-One printer/scanner on network/wifi. 3/30/2018

1. Terminal: "sane-find-scanner" command shows only SCSI, USB and parallel-port scanners. No network printers will show up using this command!

2. Terminal: "scanimage -L" command returns, device `pixma:MX920_192.168.0.30' is a CANON Canon PIXMA MX920 Series multi-function peripheral (at least mine does since installing the Canon printer). Best to assign a static IP address.

3. Using software center/package manager add 'sane' scanner graphical "backend." Also add sane-utils and libsane-extras.
Terminal: sudo apt install sane sane-utils libsane-extras

4. Add sane-git repository in order to recieve updates:
Terminal: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:reolfbensch/sane-git
Terminal: sudo apt-get updates

5. Install a scanner "frontend" application such as Xsane, Simplescan or similar.

6. Firewall, by default, blocks most incoming requests. To allow scanner traffic add 'Scanner' both directions on port 8612.
Ref: https://www.systutorials.com/docs/linux ... ane-pixma/

References (thank you to all resource owners!):
1. https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2362915
2. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/sane
3. http://www.sane-project.org/sane-frontends.html

-=Ken=-
KDE Neon 5.12 AMD Ryzen 3 1200 ASRock MB 16 GB RAM

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