Canon Pixma E481 - I cant make the Scanner Work

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Canon Pixma E481 - I cant make the Scanner Work

Post by imreallyconfused » Fri May 04, 2018 9:26 am

Good Morning, i have a Canon Pixma E481 Multifuntional, the print funcion works fine, but i cant use the scanner, i installed xsane but still dont detect my scanner via WIFI.

there is a tutorial, but is confusing for me lol ... ixma-e481/

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Re: Canon Pixma E481 - I cant make the Scanner Work

Post by deepakdeshp » Fri May 04, 2018 1:42 pm

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Canon supply scanner driver for Pixma E481

Post by pdc_2 » Fri May 04, 2018 3:37 pm

so Simple Scan; and Xsane; are front-ends for SANE; the open-source package that can talk to scanners;

if you go to their website, and look up Canon; the SANE folks know about the Canon E480 series devices; but they can't support the E480 series: they need testers urgently .. but more of that later;

Instead, Canon supply a scanner driver so go here ... 67202.html and click to download and SAVE what will be scangearmp2-3.10-1-deb.tar.gz and it should end up in your Downloads folder;

so the plan will be to copy the commands listed below; line by line; and paste each line into the terminal; and hit the ENTER key after each paste; then move on to the next command;

to open a terminal; click on the black TV on the bottom tool bar; to PASTE into the terminal; right-click at the text prompt in the terminal; the flashing right; look for PASTE in the menu that appears ......

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cd Downloads

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tar -zxvf scangearmp2-3.10-1-deb.tar.gz

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cd scangearmp2-3.10-1-deb

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sudo ./
and that last is the install script; watch the terminal as it may ask you questions;
KEY THING NOW is to get ScanGearMP2 to run, is to paste this command into a terminal;

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; if it all works, tell us and you can add a launcher; .. to launch ScanGearMP2 ...

SANE would greatly appreciate your help: if you join their mailing list from here ... sane-devel they are friendly and helpful; you have the hardware; you can help them; please let us know how it goes

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