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Old 02-15-2012, 11:29 AM   #1
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using scanner CanoScan 8000F


hello

i have a CanoScan 8000F scanner and a dell laptop, i need to scan documents, but i dont know how? do i have to connect them with usb, and then give commands with my laptop? do i need software or drivers?

thanks and greetings zenbo

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Old 02-15-2012, 12:25 PM   #2
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Sane is the program that is required to make most scanners work. That said, according to Sane, your scanner is not supported.

See this link. -->http://www.sane-project.org/sane-mfgs.html#Z-CANON

It has been a fact for a long time, support for scanners is vary slow coming.

You do have some choices. You can look at Canon support to see if they support your scanner in linux. ( I don't think you will find it, its work a look. )

You can do what I did, install Virtual Box, install any flavour of windoze, and install the scanner in windoze. I have a HP scanner that now has partial support. I still use the VB for full scanner support. This approach, although not perfect, works. I don't have to shutdown linux to use my scanner. I can copy the files from windies to linux without much effort at all.

Don't know when you bought the scanner, before or after switching to linux, however, you always want to check out hardware compatibility before a purchase.

The Sane project is the best source of information on scanners I have found.


Hope this helps.
 
Old 02-15-2012, 02:39 PM   #3
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You can do what I did, install Virtual Box, install any flavour of windoze, and install the scanner in windoze. I have a HP scanner that now has partial support. I still use the VB for full scanner support. This approach, although not perfect, works. I don't have to shutdown linux to use my scanner. I can copy the files from windies to linux without much effort at all.

Hope this helps.
thanks , what does this mean? install Virtual Box, install any flavour of windoze.

is virtual box a programm? what is windoze?

thanks
 
Old 02-15-2012, 03:24 PM   #4
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Virtual Box is a program that allows you to boot another system under control of a 'host' system. I'm suggesting one solution is to install Virtual Box, and a guest system of any Windows you like, for example Windows XP. Linux is your 'host' system, and windowsXP as the guest system. The guest system ( windows ) will have drivers supplied by Canon for the scanner. You run the scanner under windows.

See this link for V-box. -->http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/se...ads/index.html

You can read more about visualization on this forum. There is an entire section on it, see this link -->http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ualization-90/
 
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Virtual Box is a program that allows you to boot another system under control of a 'host' system.
ok,i just found that my copier is also a scanner BROTHER DCP-7030 , whatabout that?

i found drivers:

http://welcome.solutions.brother.com...nload_prn.html

sorry for the confusion
 
Old 02-15-2012, 03:57 PM   #6
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There is a print driver for linux, I don't see a scanner driver.

I would guess to do a 'copy' on the Brother you don't need a driver.

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Old 02-15-2012, 04:00 PM   #7
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Virtual Box is a program that allows you to boot another system under control of a 'host' system. I'm suggesting one solution is to install Virtual Box, and a guest system of any Windows you like, for example Windows XP. Linux is your 'host' system, and windowsXP as the guest system. The guest system ( windows ) will have drivers supplied by Canon for the scanner. You run the scanner under windows.
mmh ok then back to this, is this a complete OS?
 
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There is a print driver for linux, I don't see a scanner driver.

I would guess to do a 'copy' on the Brother you don't need a driver.
i wont recognize it.
 
Old 02-15-2012, 04:12 PM   #9
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mmh ok then back to this, is this a complete OS?
You bet. This is an issue where the hardware manufacturers don't support you. Scream at them.

Linux supports more hardware than any other OS on the planet, by far.

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Old 02-15-2012, 04:13 PM   #10
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I have one of those that i got in 2002

BAD NEWS

install Windows XP
xp is the ONLY operating system that will work ( vista and 7 might but the driver is a xp sp3 driver)

there are NO linux drivers for it
none !

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Old 02-15-2012, 04:15 PM   #11
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You bet. This is an issue where the hardware manufacturers don't support you. Scream at them.

Linux supports more hardware than any other OS on the planet, by far.
so i have to install a whole OS? maybe i should get a new scanner thats cheap and works.
 
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so i have to install a whole OS? maybe i should get a new scanner thats cheap and works.
That is another option. Make sure they manufacturer provides a linux driver, before you buy.
 
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That is another option. Make sure they manufacturer provides a linux driver, before you buy.
i sure will, is there a list where i can check for that?
 
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You can check the HCL on this board, although I don't find it very complete. The best source is

-->http://www.sane-project.org/sane-supported-devices.html

Beyond that, check the manufacturers web site for any scanner you consider buying. They tell you if they provide a linux driver.
 
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You can check the HCL on this board, although I don't find it very complete. The best source is

-->http://www.sane-project.org/sane-supported-devices.html

Beyond that, check the manufacturers web site for any scanner you consider buying. They tell you if they provide a linux driver.
thats the best advice, thanks for your help!!

greetings zenbo
 
  


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