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Running 12.04, installed and updated latest drivers for MP495 but nothing stil.

latest drivers provided here:

Followed this guide to the letter:

Xsane and simple scan do not work. I have tried various other programs and have nothing... People are saying it works well with 11.10, so I don't know what the deal is with 12.04.

Any help would be greatly appreciated as I need this printer for my out-of-home business, and I really don't want to switch back windows just for a freaking scanner to function.

Why don't these companies realise ubuntu users need to print things too?!

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Thanks for sharing the link to the latest drivers. I have MP287 and I was looking for the correct drivers to detect the scanner.

I installed scangearmp-common_1.80-0~11~precise1_i386.deb and scangearmp-mp280series_1.80-0~11~precise1_i386.deb from there and it all works now.

Running /usr/bin/scangearmp detects the scanner and I was able to scan a few documents as well.

Perhaps this will work for you, as well.

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Thanks a lot. I have a Canon MP495. And I am running Kubuntu 12.04.

I followed your description and installed first "scangearmp-common_1.80-0~11~precise1_i386.deb" and second


Running /usr/bin/scangearmp runs as described.

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