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Old 05-20-2008, 12:36 PM   #1
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Anybody got a CanoScan 3200F to Work


Has anyone got a CanoScan 3200F to work in Linux? Maybe there is a way to work the universal Twain Protocol that scanners and digital cameras use.

It might be that a different model driver or even a different manufacturer Linux driver might run it.

Any ideas or any genius that wants to create one for it? Another result of the Sane set up scanner and Kooka has been that it wants to pick up on my web camera instead and notifies me in select scanner v4l/dev/video0 Noname CIF Single Chip, the red neon on the Web camera lights up if I press OK.

In Mandriva 2008.1 the Web cam worked with the download .rpm for it but with Mandriva 2009.1 nothing doing. Just a speckled screen.
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Old 05-20-2008, 05:54 PM   #2
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Canon is one of the least-supported manufacturers out there. There's little support for any of their newer products. I had a 5000F myself that I eventually gave away because there just isn't support for it.

Follow the sane link in my sig for more info on what scanners are supported.

And while I'm not an expert on the subject, I don't think it's possible to do anything with twain. If it were as easy as that I'm sure it would've been done already. I believe twain is just a communications protocol that you can use to communicate with supported devices. You first need to have a working hardware driver in order to control the device itself.
 
Old 05-20-2008, 10:26 PM   #3
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At the same time that I created this thread I had a reply from Canon USA stating that their products don't support Linux. I will take this into consideration in the future.

I had thought that all these scanners have to have a way to enter the Twain Protocol, which is why I made the post. There might have been someone who did a work around. Obviously it is possible to use it for Windows as so designed and save the photos somewhere then import them to Linux. But I would have liked the extra option of OCR, which I use quite a lot.

Stay Happy and choose like me a different make.
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Old 11-03-2008, 02:39 PM   #4
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There's a way

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Has anyone got a CanoScan 3200F to work in Linux? Maybe there is a way to work the universal Twain Protocol that scanners and digital cameras use.

It might be that a different model driver or even a different manufacturer Linux driver might run it.

Any ideas or any genius that wants to create one for it?
Moshe
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Same beast I own. I purchased it used and willingly for its outstanding speed since I want to scan old books as a preservative mission.

The only solution I found is to use it under a virtual windows machine using virtualbox, and to retrieve the scans via a usb pen or a shared folder.

I've set up an HD VDI image for use under virtualbox, including the lightest-weight windows distro I found, the original Canon drivers and VueScan, which is my favourite scanning program (this windows-only too, sadly), plus XnView, great viewer to keep an eye on your results, and the only legal piece of the VM

Moreover, I've bundled slax modules for immediate use on virtualbox and the aforementioned HD image. So if you've slax 6 things are top easy.

Otherwise install virtualbox in your distro and set up a windows xp machine.

You can contact me if you want to try my stuff, since it's not so straightforward, I had to undergo a little of trial and error.

I'd say that's great hardware ruined by poor software, resorting me to pay software, obviously without paying it. Revenge.

Cheers.
 
  


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