How can I use my Canon P-215 scanner on Linux Mint?

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How can I use my Canon P-215 scanner on Linux Mint?

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How can I use the my Canon imageFORMULA P-215 Scan-tini personal document scanner in Linux Mint (13 Cinnamon)?

I plug the scanner to my Mint computer. Then I press the big Scan button on my scanner, but nothing happens.
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Re: How can I use my Canon P-215 scanner on Linux Mint?

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Hi,

install simple-scan (from package manager) and see if your scanner is detected. Menu, graphics ,simple scan to use it.
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Simple-scan already installled

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Hello Pat,

Thanks for your reply. I already had simple-scan installed before creating this thread. Even with the simple-scan program open, my scanner does not work. :(
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Re: How can I use my Canon P-215 scanner on Linux Mint?

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Hi,

please provide the output:

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lsusb


and check if there is a switch on the back of the scanner. switch it :wink:
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Re: How can I use my Canon P-215 scanner on Linux Mint?

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Please inform us first if you installed any driver for your Canon device? As long there's no driver installed, Simple-Scan can't work with your device...
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lsusb output

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$ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 10f1:1a2a Importek
Bus 002 Device 006: ID 05e3:0605 Genesys Logic, Inc. USB 2.0 Hub [ednet]
Bus 002 Device 007: ID 046d:c313 Logitech, Inc. Internet 350 Keyboard
Bus 002 Device 008: ID 0461:4d0f Primax Electronics, Ltd
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 0bda:0138 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. Card reader
Bus 002 Device 009: ID 1083:1646 Canon Electronics, Inc.
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Re: How can I use my Canon P-215 scanner on Linux Mint?

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I just discovered my printer/scanner hadn't updated from Mint 16 to 17 while taking a look at this thread. Opened Control Panel, to the hardware, ran the Printer icon to install it again. Clicked on Add Printer, chose network printer, and it found and installed it again. The "simple-scan" worked again after that.
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Drivers I've installed for my Canon Device

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nomko wrote:Please inform us first if you installed any driver for your Canon device? As long there's no driver installed, Simple-Scan can't work with your device...
Yes, I downloaded Linux driver from the official Canon site: http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/o ... ndSoftware.

215LINUX_V10.ZIP.

In Synaptic Package Manager, the package name is cndrvsane-p215:i386. The installed version is 1.00-0.3. Description text says, "Canon Electronics Scanner Driver Modules Ver.1.00".
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Re: How can I use my Canon P-215 scanner on Linux Mint?

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did you put simple-scan into the terminal and run?

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simple-scan
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"No Scanners Detected" when simple-scan is run from terminal

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Spearmint2 wrote:did you put simple-scan into the terminal and run?

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simple-scan
Previously, I didn't.
After getting your question, I did as you asked. Simple Scan still says "No Scanners Detected."
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Re: How can I use my Canon P-215 scanner on Linux Mint?

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you could install these and then see if it will work.

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gnome-scan-common
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sane
http://www.sane-project.org/sane-mfgs.html
Canon P-215 USB 0x1083/0x1646 Basic All modes and resolutions working, but calibration is poor. Card reader slot not working. canon_dr (41) sane-canon_dr

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xsane
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xsane-common
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Re: How can I use my Canon P-215 scanner on Linux Mint?

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Also make sure the switch at the back of the scanner is set to of else the system may see it as a storage instead of a scanner.
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Switch set to "On", but simple-scan still can't detect scann

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PatH57 wrote:Also make sure the switch at the back of the scanner is set to of else the system may see it as a storage instead of a scanner.
I have the only switch at the back of the scanner (the "Auto Start" switch) set to on. But simple-scan still doesn't detect the scanner.
Please note that Nautilus does detect the device, though.
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Re: How can I use my Canon P-215 scanner on Linux Mint?

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yes because it detects it as a "storage device" and not a scanner, switch it back and try simple-scan again.
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Simple-scan does not detect scanner even when Switch is Off

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PatH57 wrote:yes because it detects it as a "storage device" and not a scanner, switch it back and try simple-scan again.
I switched the "Auto Start" back to "Off". The scanner no longer shows up as a device in Nautilus/file_manager. I then ran simple-scan, but it still says "No Scanners Detected".
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Re: How can I use my Canon P-215 scanner on Linux Mint?

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ok,

install sane as per spearmint2 instructions and get the driver from
http://fr.software.canon-europe.com/sof ... 044656.asp

there should be a xxxxx.deb in the zip file, that's the one you probably need.
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Re: How can I use my Canon P-215 scanner on Linux Mint?

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Spearmint2 wrote:you could install these and then see if it will work.
  • gnome-scan-common
  • sane
  • xsane
  • xsane-common
http://www.sane-project.org/sane-mfgs.html
Canon P-215 USB 0x1083/0x1646 Basic All modes and resolutions working, but calibration is poor. Card reader slot not working. canon_dr (41) sane-canon_dr
PatH57 wrote:ok,
install sane as per spearmint2 instructions and get the driver from http://fr.software.canon-europe.com/sof ... 044656.asp
there should be a xxxxx.deb in the zip file, that's the one you probably need.
Spearmint and Pat,
I got the 4 files from the repositories. I already had the driver deb file installed.
xsane or simple scan both tell me that no scanner is detected.
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Re: How can I use my Canon P-215 scanner on Linux Mint?

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this may sound strange, but at this point maybe not. See if you can "Add Printer" and it will see the device also as a printer even though it isn't, and add it, then maybe the scanner will be seen. I wouldn't be surprised if they have the scanner using some driver file that normally goes with an all-in-one printer setup. Anything is worth a try.

Also, you could use this program "ndiswrapper"

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mint16@mint17 ~ $ ndiswrapper
install/manage Windows drivers for ndiswrapper

usage: ndiswrapper OPTION
-i inffile       install driver described by 'inffile'
-a devid driver  use installed 'driver' for 'devid' (dangerous)
-r driver        remove 'driver'
-l               list installed drivers
-m               write configuration for modprobe
-ma              write module alias configuration for all devices
-mi              write module install configuration for all devices
-v               report version information

where 'devid' is either PCIID or USBID of the form XXXX:XXXX,
as reported by 'lspci -n' or 'lsusb' for the card
To do that, you'd use the windows driver files. You'd run the command that points to the *.inf file which is the windows install information file. The wrapper program will then install them. Maybe it works, maybe it doesn't. Originally this was used to load windows wifi drivers for devices which didn't work with linux drivers.
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Re: How can I use my Canon P-215 scanner on Linux Mint?

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Spearmint2,
"Add Printer" doesn't make the scanner show up as any device (printer, scanner or whatever).

Maybe a call to Canon will help... If that isn't helpful, I guess I could try ndiswrapper.
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Re: How can I use my Canon P-215 scanner on Linux Mint?

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VanessaTL wrote:Spearmint2,
"Add Printer" doesn't make the scanner show up as any device (printer, scanner or whatever).

Maybe a call to Canon will help... If that isn't helpful, I guess I could try ndiswrapper.
If you can find the network IP address for the printer from your router, or the printer test page should have it on there, use the Printers program to set one up pointing to that IP address and then try.

You can open a browser and put in this loopback address.
http://127.0.0.1:631/help/options.html#PRINTER

Instructions there say to put this in terminal and run, should find the printer. lpstat -p -d

Use the name of printer it returns after this command

lpoptions -d printername

Here is what I get on my system

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mint16@mint16 ~ $ lpstat -p -d
printer HP-Photosmart-C4700-series is idle.  enabled since Wed 06 Aug 2014 02:08:58 PM EDT
system default destination: HP-Photosmart-C4700-series

mint16@mint16 ~ $ lpoptions -d HP-Photosmart-C4700-series
copies=1 device-uri=hp:/net/Photosmart_C4700_series?zc=Printer-HP90A61 finishings=3 job-hold-until=no-hold job-priority=50 job-sheets=none,none marker-change-time=0 number-up=1 ppd-timestamp=* printer-commands=none printer-info='HP Photosmart C4700 series' printer-is-accepting-jobs=true printer-is-colormanaged=true printer-make-and-model='HP Photosmart c4700 Series, hpcups 3.14.3' printer-state=3 printer-state-change-time=1407348538 printer-state-reasons=none printer-type=167948 printer-uri-supported=ipp://localhost:631/printers/HP-Photosmart-C4700-series
Notice from above I could use these to setup the printer in the Printers program because it gives you the choice for using ipp or set a url. I show how using the ipp method.

hp:/net/Photosmart_C4700_series?zc=Printer-HP90A61

ipp://localhost:631/printers/HP-Photosmart-C4700-series

It will search for the drivers and then give this screen.
ipp printer setup method
ipp printer setup method
Another thing you can try is go to the Printers from Menu.

Click on the Server

Click on the Settings

You will see a "Problems?" there, click on it. Give it information as needed.
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