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How do I get scanner working on 12.04? Looked at

Searching for printer/scanner canon pixma mp230 (32bit) ubuntu 12.04 drivers and how to install

downloaded scanner driver, run but nothing happened. Any help for dummies available?

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First, before trying drivers, plug the printer in and open 'printers' from 'system settings' and try adding it from there. –  Seth Dec 6 '12 at 1:03

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found the scanner driver, it's working now

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Only GIMP can start ScanGear. No other application software can start ScanGear. If GIMP is not installed, you must install the software.

hi all, found the 2 above line in the Scangear manual for linux. looks like only GIMP can open.

i tried and it really works after several round of installing and uninstalling different mp2** drivers.

sorry..what i meant is i installed scangearmp-common_2.00-1_i386 and scangearmp-mp230series_2.00-1_i386 then start the scanning successfully through GIMP. file -> create -> scangear MP

i tried before this on xsane and simplescan. both this doesn't work.

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Please be more specific. Given as a singular answer, this does not provide enough evidence for such a bold claim. Scanning in Linux is a system, not possibly at the whim of a single application. –  aquaherd Feb 24 '13 at 13:52

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