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

latest drivers provided here: https://code.launchpad.net/~michael-gruz/+archive/canon-trunk/+packages

Followed this guide to the letter: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1602839&page=11

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

"scangearmp-mp490series_1.80-0~11~precise1_i386.deb"

Running /usr/bin/scangearmp runs as described.

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Scanner Installation

Download the scanner driver from the official Cannon site, named "Linux IJ Scanner Driver"

Got file MP495series-scanner_driver.tar

Explode downloaded tar

tar xvf MP495series-scanner_driver.tar

cd MP495series-scanner_driver

Explode Scan Gear MP installable

tar zxvf scangearmp-mp495series-1.60-1-deb.tar.gz

cd scangearmp-mp495series-1.60-1-deb

sudo ./install.sh

Scanner Usage:

Using Scanner from command prompt

scangearmp The [Select Scanner] dialog is displayed.

From the list, select the model you want to use, and then click [OK].

To use this machine with a USB connection, select "Canon MP495 series (libusb:port number)." To use this machine with a network connection, select "Canon MP495 series (MAC address).

The models displayed in the list consist of USB-connected scanners and network-connected scanners. When you start ScanGear for the first time in a network connection or if the scanner that you want to use is not displayed in the list, click [Update Scanner List] to run a network search.

Using Scanner from GIMP

Launch GIMP

Select [Create] -> [ScanGear MP...] from the [File] menu in GIMP.

The [Select Scanner] dialog is displayed.

If Ubuntu does not display [ScanGear MP...], first exit GIMP, execute the command below, and then restart GIMP. [user@zzz /yyy]$ sudo ln -sf /usr/bin/scangearmp /usr/lib/gimp/2.0/plug-ins

From the list, select the model you want to use, and then click [OK].

To use this machine with a USB connection, select "Canon MP495 series (libusb:port number)." To use this machine with a network connection, select "Canon MP495 series (MAC address).

Credits: Official manual guidemp495series-sd-1.60-1_en

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