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I have the same model and just installed "MG5500 series IJ Printer Driver Ver. 4.00 for Linux (debian Packagearchive)" from here http://support-asia.canon-asia.com/contents/ASIA/EN/0100550602.html on Ubuntu 15.10 64bit. Just unpack, run "install.sh", connect the printer to the network and it should appear as "Other printers detected" when the installer scans ...
If you have installed the drivers from Canon, the ScanGear application is there too, and that's all you need. Run scangearmp. That command can be added into a .desktop file, like so. It can be run from within Gimp, but scanning is not dependent on that.
If you have installed the drivers from Canon, the ScanGear application is there too. Run scangearmp. That command can be added into a .desktop file, like so. Or run from Gimp: File-Create-SangearMP. ScanGear can save as pdf
The drivers already mentioned in the question are just fine, only they cannot be used with the Simple San or Xsane tools, but they install a tool called ScanGear that can be launched with the command scangearmp. Outputs: png, pdf, pnm. To add a .desktop launcher for that: sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/scan.desktop and paste this: [Desktop ...
I suggest adding the SANE daily build ppa to your system and updating. This gained functionality of a Canon multifunction printer/scanner on our system in xsane. Everything works except the document feeder, which I have posted a separate question about. If Canon provides scangearmp2 for your printer, does that work? It works on our system, including ...
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