Good day. I just started using Ubuntu 16.04LTS and is testing everything. My only concern for now is that I cannot use anymore the scanning capability of my Canon P200. I searched this forum but nothing was mentioned about P200. I searched Ubuntu Software but to no avail. I hope someone could assist me, and hopefully using GUI's and much as possible not the Terminal. Thanks in advance.


so I can't find this device listed on SANE;

If you install the scanner drivers that Canon supply;

go here http://support-asia.canon-asia.com/contents/ASIA/EN/0100553101.html and click to download and save what will be scangearmp-p200series-2.20-1-deb.tar.gz

Open a terminal; copy each command below; paste into the terminal

cd Downloads

tar -zxvf scangearmp-p200series-2.20-1-deb.tar.gz

cd scangearmp-p200series-2.20-1-deb

sudo ./install.sh

that installs the drivers and to test type or paste into the terminal


to run the programme; let us know how it goes

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  • wow! works like a charm! what a very helpful community! everything is working as it should. By the way, one last assistance, could you teach me how to change the icon of the scangear in the launcher? I had it locked there but the icon is a just a big question mark with a grey square background. Again, thank you so so much! – Harold Apr 22 '18 at 7:10
  • have a look in /usr/share/Icons and hunt around there; to make your own, you save an image as .png and shrink it to 4kB and then point the launcher to that; (you did very well to set up a launcher) – pdc Apr 22 '18 at 18:55
  • pdc, sorry for the delayed response. Can you walk me through this " have a look in /usr/share/Icons " . Am I going to type this in the "terminal" ? or just search in the "dash" ? sorry, I am just a new user of Ubuntu. Just wondering, other software installed automatically has its own icon and I just locked it in the launcher. But this Scangear has no icon? – Harold Apr 24 '18 at 8:03
  • If you have an icon on your Desktop for your Home folder; it may have an option there to click on what is called File System; inside that are the various file system folders; including /usr so inside that /usr is a share folder, and inside that, /icons and some sub-folders too but you can see what the images are; and their size; I used a jpeg image for our scangear; shrunk its size in GIMP; to very small; saved as .png then pointed the launcher to find that image – pdc Apr 24 '18 at 9:17
  • @ pdc, thanks for the response. Will try it asap and revert to you for the results. What a nice community here! thanks – Harold Apr 24 '18 at 9:27

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