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Old 01-28-2013, 12:09 PM   #1
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cannon bjc4400 printer - setup for is-22 scanner cartridge


I have a cannon bjc4400 printer with a removable scanner cartridge. It worked in windows, now I want to use it to scan documents with linux. I checked the cannon web site and only the windows driver for the scanner is available. Is it possible to use the windows driver with wine or is there a printer driver wrapper similar to the wrapper used for wireless nics? I would prefer native linux, but I am not sure how to set up a typical scanner.
 
Old 01-29-2013, 08:03 AM   #2
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I have never seen any kind of wrapper script for scanner drivers. I have seen the question asked, but no responses.

I had a similar situation. I installed v-box, and win XP, and installed the scanner on that. I set up samba and XP for sharing so it is easy to copy the scans into my linux system. You could use any flavour of winbloze you have.

I have a HP G4010. Form the time I purchased it, until a native backend showed up was about one year. If it is a popular scanner, the odds are it will show up sooner.

I looked at sane for supported scanners and under canon they don't even list the one you have.
 
Old 01-29-2013, 01:25 PM   #3
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I like the solution you described for your printer/scanner. The cannon printer uses the parallel cable, so if I go the virtualbox route, would the native linux box have to provide services for the scanner, or is the parallel port communication handled by virtualbox directly?
 
Old 01-29-2013, 02:18 PM   #4
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The linux system supports the hardware directly. So to support the parallel port you need parport and parport_pc drivers loaded. In V-box you can configure what device(s) are in use by v-box.

Quote:
lsmod | grep parport_pc
parport_pc 16403 1
parport 25839 3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
When v-box is using a device, the linux system can not use it. To answer your question, the linux system does provide the services required, v-box does not access it directly.

I did a search on Parallel port support for v-box, and found this.

-->https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewto...=51246#p234785

Last edited by camorri; 01-29-2013 at 02:26 PM. Reason: Added info.
 
  


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