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Old 12-15-2016, 02:08 PM   #1
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Connecting a scanner


I have bought a cannon printer scanner and cannot get the scanner to work.
Model PIXMA MG 2950. It is supposed to work on linux. The disc with it is windows.
Can any one help please. I only want it to scan because I use an oki printer
I am using 15-10. I have had to connect the printer with a lead because I am unable to use wireless. I can print but it will not scan although I have tried various ways

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Old 12-15-2016, 02:28 PM   #2
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I have bought a cannon printer scanner and cannot get the scanner to work.
Model PIXMA MG 2950. It is supposed to work on linux. The disc with it is windows.
Can any one help please. I only want it to scan because I use an oki printer
We can try, but as you were asked in your first thread almost a year ago, you need to provide details. You tell us nothing about your hardware, or version/distro of Linux, how you're connecting the scanner, what you've done/tried, etc. Just saying "cannot get the scanner to work" gives us ZERO.

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Old 12-15-2016, 02:31 PM   #3
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You'll probably have to visit the Cannon web site for the two drivers (print and scan).

Here's a link to the 64-bit install, but they also have 32-bit available, as well as source:http://www.canon-europe.com/support/...nux%20(64-bit)

HTH
 
Old 12-15-2016, 03:33 PM   #4
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You'll probably have to visit the Cannon web site for the two drivers (print and scan).

Here's a link to the 64-bit install, but they also have 32-bit available, as well as source:http://www.canon-europe.com/support/...nux%20(64-bit)

HTH
Been on the Cannon website and downloaded as recommended but it did not work
 
Old 12-15-2016, 03:38 PM   #5
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Have you tried sane? https://help.ubuntu.com/community/sane
 
Old 12-15-2016, 03:58 PM   #6
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Been on the Cannon website and downloaded as recommended but it did not work
And we're back to YOU ARE NOT PROVIDING ANY USEFUL DETAILS....you STILL haven't said what version/distro of Linux, how the scanner is connected, to what kind of computer, etc. Saying "did not work" is pointless.

Again, read the "Question Guidelines" link in my posting signature. If you're not going to provide details and answer questions, there's little anyone, anywhere, can do to help you.
 
Old 12-15-2016, 05:36 PM   #7
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I have tried Sane Thanks
 
Old 12-15-2016, 05:49 PM   #8
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If its any help my computer is a Fujitsu lifebook laptop and using 15-10. I have had to connect the printer with a lead because I am unable to use wireless. I can print but it will not scan although I have tried various ways
 
Old 12-15-2016, 06:21 PM   #9
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Iwould call Canon and ask them. There are zero instructions with the scan driver.
 
Old 12-15-2016, 06:41 PM   #10
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If its any help my computer is a Fujitsu lifebook laptop and using 15-10. I have had to connect the printer with a lead because I am unable to use wireless. I can print but it will not scan although I have tried various ways
What, exactly, is "15-10"? What kind of 'lead' are you talking about???? What are the 'various ways'??? We can't guess as to what you're talking about...unless you provide actual, useful details, no one, anywhere, can help you. We're not going to play 20 questions and try to pull things out one piece at a time.
 
Old 12-16-2016, 04:33 AM   #11
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Ubuntu 64bit 15.10

and the scanner is part of the Canon MG2950S

USB lead from printer to computer.

Hope that helps....
 
Old 12-16-2016, 05:43 AM   #12
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As TBOne has mentioned you need to provide as much information as possible, otherwise we're left to guess the details. Okay, so you downloaded the 'scangearmp2-3.00-1-deb.tar.gz' tarball (compressed archive). The next step was to extract the payload, and install the .deb package contained within. It comes with an install script which does this for you if you execute it via a terminal. Did you get that far?

For example, I was able to install using
Code:
sh /home/dean/Downloads/scangearmp2-3.00-1-rpm/install.sh
Note: You'll need to adjust the path to match the location of the scangearmp install.sh file, and I installed an RPM-based package suitable for my openSUSE OS. However, the installation process is the same.

Once the installation is complete, you should then be able to scan using Canon's proprietary graphical application from your start menu, or via a terminal using
Code:
scangearmp2
It is also possible to launch the scanner application from gimp if preferred.
 
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