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Old 07-13-2007, 04:06 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Please Help Me to Install My Canon Scanner


I just started to work with Ubuntu 7.04. Everything is Just Better, but I have reboot the PC and switch to Windows to when I want to scan a document

My Scanner is Canon Canoscan N340P and it was not detected when I install Ubuntu.

Still I just know how to use Ubuntu without any admin tasks, so can you please guide me to intall my Scanner ?


Thanks !

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Old 07-13-2007, 04:35 AM   #2
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SANE is going to be your friend here. I googled you scanner model number and sane, and got these links:

http://www.sane-project.org/sane-mfgs.html#Z-CANON

It seems they have good support for your scanner, and the driver is available from here:

http://canon-fb330p.sourceforge.net/

There's a howto for a Canon scanner on the Ubuntu forums here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...CanoScan+N640P

It's not for the same scanner as yours, but maybe the process outlined will work with yours too?
 
Old 07-13-2007, 05:05 AM   #3
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SANE is going to be your friend here. I googled you scanner model number and sane, and got these links:

http://www.sane-project.org/sane-mfgs.html#Z-CANON

It seems they have good support for your scanner, and the driver is available from here:

http://canon-fb330p.sourceforge.net/

There's a howto for a Canon scanner on the Ubuntu forums here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...CanoScan+N640P

It's not for the same scanner as yours, but maybe the process outlined will work with yours too?

Hi pwc101,

Thanks for quick reply, I downloaded the scan-6.0-2.tar.gz driver, now it is on the Desktop....

But I have no any idea about installing Hardware in Lnux (Ubuntu 7.04), so can you please tell me the steps clearly which I have to follow ?


Thanks Again !

Iresh.
 
Old 07-13-2007, 05:09 AM   #4
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Ok, so you've got SANE already installed - maybe using
Code:
apt-get install sane
Next extract the driver:
Code:
mkdir scan_driver && cd scan_driver
tar -xzvf scan-6.0-2.tar.gz
the directory is first created to make sure you don't get a mess. Anyway, cd to the directory if it was created during the package extraction, see what files reside inside. If there are README and/or INSTALL files, read them (with any text editor) - they contain the steps you need to install the driver. Also read any SANE documentation. I installed an Agfa scanner in the past, the procedure was simply to tell in a sane config file, where the Agfa .bin file were and let sane access it. Could be just as easy with you.
 
Old 07-13-2007, 05:10 AM   #5
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After reading a bit more on their page, it seems that it should be part of SANE - which I would think Ubuntu installs by default. Before trying to learn how to install that driver, I would first seen if there's a scanning package installed already that recognises the scanner? Which programs have you tried to use? How do you know it's not working in Ubuntu?

It might be worth you having a look at this page: https://help.ubuntu.com/7.04/printing/C/scanning.html

If your scanner is a parallel port scanner, it may be slightly more problematic than if it were USB, but that page seems to have some fairly good instructions. Let us know how you get on!
 
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Code:
sudo apt-get install xsane
xsane
and see if it works.
 
  


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