Displays 'No scanners detected' 'Please check if connected and power on'


Located deb files from Canon Asia, installed via software center and scangearmp runs from terminal.

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    You can also download their ScanGear MP utility from the same link, and then scan from within GIMP. File/Create/ScanGear MP... It's not as good as HP's printer support but it does work. – Tom Brossman May 23 '12 at 5:55
  • the command is scangearmp, not scanmp. – user47206 Jan 25 '16 at 14:30

Download the software on the canon site: MP Navigator EX Ver. 5.0.2 Search your printer on their website, select the correct printer, select or let them auto detect your windows version and find the MP Navigator EX Ver. 5.0.2 software.



You can also use XSANE, available in Ubuntu Software Center.

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  • Anyway, installing xsane doesn't help... – Tinellus Jun 9 '14 at 13:49

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