Originally Posted by thorkelljarl
The Canon MG7170 specifications page you linked to has a Support and Downloads link at the upper right. There you will find linux drivers(.deb and .rpm) and source code for both the printer and scanner functions.
The zipped downloads should also contain guides for how to install the drivers and how to use the printer and scanner functions. The guides can also be downloaded separately under the menu selection for Product and Software Manuals. Note that the model numbers listed in the guides may not correspond to the MG7170.
The printer is managed by CUPS, but the scanning function is managed by the Canon driver and is started with the command "scangearmp".
Thanks for your advice.
I may change my selection because I didn't find Canon MG7170 support slide/negative scanning. The color of some old photos are fading out. I need to scan their negatives (I hope I still can find them on shelves).
My old Epson Scanner (Perfection 3490) has this feature. I wonder whether it can work. I would find some negavtives testing it.
Printing is NOT important to me. In 1~2 month I only print 1/2 document (sigle page). My old HP Deskjet 5740 printer still works. Even though I need to push the paper into the printer.
I found Canon Scan 9000F Mark II Professional CCD Scanner here. I suppose it is the same as "CanoScan 9000F Mark II". The scanner is supported by SANE.
SANE: Supported Devices
CanoScan 9000F Mark II
USB 0x04a9/0x190d Complete
Full flatbed support up to 4800DPI (Note: flatbed does not have 9600DPI capability).
Full TPU support (negatives, slides and infrared) up to 9600DPI.
Nice features. Actually what I need is a high quality scanner which can scan slides/negatives as well.
Comment and suggestion would be appreciated. Thanks