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    Default Canon Pixma MX320 scanning

    I purchased the multifunctional while still on 11.1 as I found that Canon provided support. My bad luck is that they have not updated for 11.2. Like so many companies they seem to be stuck with the masses of rewiting for Windows and are unable to turn their attention to Linux once a year.

    I have thought of the possibiliy of using the procs from 11.1 incorporated into 11.2 or as a separate routine that I can point to. The problem is that I do not know whether this is possible or, if it is, how to do it. The main problem appears to be suffix .1 changed to .2.

    Any ideas or assistance from those of you who have software experience?

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    Default Re: Canon Pixma MX320 scanning

    Hi johnmidl

    You never answered my questions in your last thread about this.

    Canon Pixma MX320 scanning

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    Default Re: Canon Pixma MX320 scanning

    Hi, my apologies.When I came back on I did not find my original post - memory shot.
    Anyway, scanimage -L says 'no scanners were identified' and suggests referring to documantation.
    sane-find-scanner -q comes back 'libusb couldn't open USB device /dev/bus/usb/001/001: Permission denied.
    libusb requires write access to USB device nodes', plus three additional similar entries.
    Changing to su scanimage gives the same message, 'no scanners identified' but does not list 'permission denied'.
    sane-find finds nothing.
    Referring to documentation 'man-k sane' provides a list of various scanners but not multifunctionals.
    'man -k printer' also no help.

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    Default Re: Canon Pixma MX320 scanning

    On 2010-12-22 11:06, johmi

    > Referring to documentation 'man-k sane' provides a list of various
    > scanners but not multifunctionals.
    > 'man -k printer' also no help.


    There is a web page that lists what scanners are supported by linux, and
    another that lists printers. I have to leave, I don't remember the links. I
    don't usually count manufacturer support as real support. Better if it is
    something that comes from the community, really open. Greater chances of
    survival.

    If you don't get the printer working, have a look at Turboprint. It is
    payware, but reasonable priced: they provide drivers for cannon printers
    and they are good. I had to use them to get good printing from my old
    cannon. Now I run away from cannon, I don't want them again if I can help it.

    You can download turboprint for free and test it; it will print a banner in
    the middle of the page, but you can see if you like the results or not. If
    you do, you pay, and the banner disappears :-)

    (No, I'm not affiliated to them in any way. I simply was a happy customer)

    --
    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 11.2 x86_64 "Emerald" at Telcontar)

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    Default Re: Canon Pixma MX320 scanning

    sane-find-scanner -q comes back 'libusb couldn't open USB device /dev/bus/usb/001/001: Permission denied.
    libusb requires write access to USB device nodes', plus three additional similar entries.
    Try issuing the command with root privileges. Type 'su -' (enter your root password when prompted), then 'sane-find-scanner -q'

    SANE supported scanners list

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    Default Re: Canon Pixma MX320 scanning

    Installation of 11.4 has cured all!

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