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Unable to use Cano Scan LIDE 25

Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 8:03 am
by juv3
Hello,

I wonder if anyone knows or is the same situation as me where you are unable to get your scanner "Cano Scan LIDE 25" to work with the "Scanner Utility" that comes with Linux Mint 7??

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks!

Re: Unable to use Cano Scan LIDE 25

Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 11:02 am
by kei84
Install Xsane, Sane, Sane-utils, libsane, libsane-extras from the repositories.

After installing open Xsane and you will be able to use your scan. It might ask you don't have permission to acess, in this case open Xsane as root through your terminal.

After installing Xsane, I was able to use my scan with Scan Utility and Xsane.

Re: Unable to use Cano Scan LIDE 25

Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 11:30 am
by trident
My experience of the default Scanner Utility is that it's not really good for anything. Using XSANE instead should work, it's much better and I don't know why Mint doesn't ship it as standard when Ubuntu does!

Re: Unable to use Cano Scan LIDE 25

Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 2:38 pm
by lexon
I have been using a Canon Scan Lide 20 for some time. It works very well with Mint 6, Mint 7 using the default scanner application. It works very well for me but Xsane should work also.

lexon

Re: Unable to use Cano Scan LIDE 25

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:20 am
by juv3
Thank you all for you advice. I am now able to use my scanner with Xsane! Thank you!! :D

Re: Unable to use Cano Scan LIDE 25

Posted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:01 am
by Canadian
I can use it to but it does not just scan the image but puts a background on it. How do I just get the pic and not the pic with a white background?

Re: Unable to use Cano Scan LIDE 25

Posted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:23 pm
by lexon
I only use the scanner utility for full pages scans. It is quick. I could never get the preview option to work properly. I guess whoever developed this little application dropped any updates.

For smaller scans, I use Xsane and do a preview scan. With the mouse I select just what I want to scan and there is no white background. Just a few more steps.

Both applications work fine on an Lide 20, Lide 25 and HP all in one.
I still use Mint 7 Gnome.

Rich

Re: Unable to use Cano Scan LIDE 25

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:02 pm
by renrip
Here is another data point for those looking to get the good old CanoScan LiDE 25 working in Linux Mint 19.1 Cinnamon.

I simply attached the scanner, launched Simple Scan, and started scanning. The images are great.
I did not have to install anything additional to get it working.

The Simple Scan application is not much to behold but all I really need to do is scan receipts & documents and an occasional photo.

Cinnamon 4.0.9
Kernel 4.15.0-46-generic

I hope this info helps someone.