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Old 04-16-2018, 08:25 AM   #1
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PIXMA MX490 Wireless Printer + Wireless Scanner


I setup my MX490 all-in-one and everything works as it should.
The only issue I have is Simple-scan is extremely slow scanning documents wirelessly. I have tested with a receipt so it does works just slow. I'm using Simple scan 3.24.1 because the newer versions require meson. How can I speed up the scanning process? Do I need to use some other scanner software? I looked into quiteinsane (gimp plug-in) but couldn't get it to build.

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Old 04-16-2018, 08:33 AM   #2
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Have you tried Skanlite? It is part of KDE. I have been pretty happy with it. The scanning speed does depend on the resolution you set, so that is something to look into as well.
 
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I don't have KDE installed.
 
Old 04-16-2018, 08:48 AM   #4
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Skanlite doesn't require the full KDE set to run. I don't remember exactly, but it may just be kdelibs and libksane. What I do in such situations is install the package (skanlite in this case) and try to run it from the command line. When I encounter shared library errors, I use slackpkg file-search to find the package that contains them. Repeat until you have everything required.
 
Old 04-16-2018, 01:51 PM   #5
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I removed Simple scan and installed ScanGear 3.50 which was detected right away.

http://support-th.canon-asia.com/con...100911301.html

It's a whole lot faster than SS. Thanks, now everything works and speedy.
 
  


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