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rntz 06-03-2012 08:57 AM

XSane, having trouble setting up a scanner
 
Hi. I've been trying to set up scanner Canon Lide 110, so far unsuccessfully (even after reading some posts, which got me rather confused...)

The scanner is listed among supported devices on the SANE website. Moreover, back then I managed to get the scanner working with Ubuntu, but cannot remember how I did it ever since (I'm quite sure I forget to do something essential). Now I use CrunchBang.


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I'm not quite sure what all information I should post, but I guess this would be it for the beginning...:

Code:

sane-find-scanner
found USB scanner (vendor=0x04a9, product=0x1909, chip=GL848+?) at libusb:002:006

scanimage -L
No scanners were identified. (...)

lsusb
Bus 002 Device 006: ID 04a9:1909 Canon, Inc. CanoScan LiDE 110

(Did the same as root, the results were the same.)


I would be grateful for any help. Thanks.

camorri 06-03-2012 09:29 AM

Two things to look at.

1. With the scanner turned on, and plugged into a usb port, have a look at the /dev directory to see if the device shows up there. I have a HP scanner that uses the genesys backend, the same backend that supports your Canon scanner. On my system I see this:

Quote:

crw-rw-r-- 1 root scanner 189, 3 Jun 3 09:22 usbdev1.4
If the device is not showing up, in the /dev directory, it will not work.

2. Have a look at the file /etc/sane.d/genesys.conf file, look to see if your scanner is uncommented. It should look like this:

Quote:

# Canon LiDE 110
usb 0x04a9 0x1909

rntz 06-03-2012 01:52 PM

1) The device doesn't show up in there. (Even after following.)
2) Well, the scanner wasn't even listed.

Thus I figured I hadn't even the sane-backends installed ^^; (I somehow expected it would do so, er, itself.) // Following these instructions... http://mp610.blogspot.cz/2008/04/giv...shly-sane.html
Had to install libusb-dev as well.
Also had to add myself in the "scanner" group.
Quote:

usermod -G scanner username
... copied this file, because the scanner wasn't listed:
Quote:

cp ~/sane-backends/backend/genesys.conf.in /etc/sane.d/genesys.conf
The situation is still the same as in the beginning, though.

EDDY1 06-03-2012 02:14 PM

Do you have "usb-utils" installed?

rntz 06-03-2012 02:20 PM

Yes, I do.

camorri 06-03-2012 05:44 PM

Does Crunchbang not have a package called sane? This should have the genesys backend your scanner needs. The one you listed is for Pixma scanners.

rntz 06-03-2012 11:41 PM

It does - I installed it as the very first already.

EDDY1 06-04-2012 02:27 AM

I went to canon driver downloads they don't have linux drivers

rntz 06-05-2012 02:34 PM

I see. Anyway, on my other laptop with Ubuntu the scanner works without a flaw. Now I even installed newer sane-backend and reinstalled everything else, but still no luck.
Oh, and the scanner still doesn't show up in the /dev directory.

One more question - by what is it probably caused? Is there some other way I could get the scanner to work? I'm considering purchasing another scanner if the situation won't change.
Thanks.

camorri 06-05-2012 03:24 PM

Quote:

and the scanner still doesn't show up in the /dev directory.
It will not matter what backend and frontend you have installed if the scanner doesn't show up in /dev. The system needs a file here to talk to any device.

What type of connection does the scanner have? usb, parallel port, serial?

rntz 06-05-2012 04:20 PM

Quote:

What type of connection does the scanner have? usb, parallel port, serial?
USB.

camorri 06-05-2012 05:44 PM

With the scanner plugged in and turned on, post the output of the command 'lsusb' ( without the quotes ).

rntz 06-05-2012 06:17 PM

Bus 007 Device 002: ID 0b05:1712 ASUSTek Computer, Inc. BT-183 Bluetooth 2.0+EDR adapter
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 005: ID 0a81:0101 Chesen Electronics Corp. Keyboard
Bus 006 Device 004: ID 056a:00b7 Wacom Co., Ltd Intuos3 4x6
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 011: ID 04a9:1909 Canon, Inc. CanoScan LiDE 110
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

camorri 06-05-2012 07:09 PM

You have a /dev file, somewhere. The scanner would not show up with lsusb without the file.

EDDY1 06-06-2012 02:54 AM

I have a canon Pixma 240 & although they used to support linux they never updated their printer drivers for linux. So I gave up on trying to install them & just use my hp printer which was plug & play in Debian.


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