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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 ...


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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.


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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


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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 ...


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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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