I know, I know, I should have never gotten a Canon to connect to a Linux box...
But the SANE supported-scanners doc said that the CanoScan 700F is supported "Good". I took that to mean that it can scan at all but the highest res setting (9600 dpi).
But I haven't been able to actually scan anything except a low res preview.
I can see in /var/log/kern.log that the kernel sees it:
Jan 23 20:30:22 morpheus kernel: [269901.872029] usb 1-2: new high-speed USB device number 14 using ehci_hcd Jan 23 20:30:22 morpheus kernel: [269902.005556] usb 1-2: New USB device found, idVendor=04a9, idProduct=1907 Jan 23 20:30:22 morpheus kernel: [269902.005564] usb 1-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0 Jan 23 20:30:22 morpheus kernel: [269902.005569] usb 1-2: Product: CanoScan Jan 23 20:30:22 morpheus kernel: [269902.005573] usb 1-2: Manufacturer: Canon
This usually works:
$ sudo sane-find-scanner [sudo] password for xxx: # sane-find-scanner will now attempt to detect your scanner. If the # result is different from what you expected, first make sure your # scanner is powered up and properly connected to your computer. # No SCSI scanners found. If you expected something different, make sure that # you have loaded a kernel SCSI driver for your SCSI adapter. could not fetch string descriptor: Operation timed out could not fetch string descriptor: Operation timed out found USB scanner (vendor=0x04a9, product=0x1907) at libusb:001:014
This works only sometimes:
$ sudo scanimage -Lv No scanners were identified. If you were expecting something different, ...
And when xsane does find the scanner and I try to scan something, it clicks a little, then just hangs.
Does anyone have experience getting this device to work on some version of LInux or should I just send it back and get an HP scanner?