I just bought a Canon MG5250 multifunction printer because I thought that it would work well with Ubuntu, and the printing function is installed using these instructions.
But I still need to get the scanner to work and my attempts so far have not helped:
- Thep above instructions don't do anything: SimpleScan still says there's no scanner detected.
- I found this post in the Ubuntu Forums but it's too terse; it refers to "patching libsane source" but doesn't explain this. As a beginner, I need more precise instructions.
scanimage -Lresponds with
No scanners were identified.
found USB scanner (vendor=0x04a9 [Canon], product=0x1749 [MG5200 series]) at libusb:001:002. Your USB scanner was (probably) detected. It may or may not be supported by SANE.
Should I try the approach about "patching libsane source" or can you recommend a better/smarter/ simpler solution?
I like SimpleScan very much for its simplicity so if a recommendation is to switch to some other software, it should be something equally one-click simple.