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I am using 32 bit Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and bought a Canon i-Sensys MF4750 printer + scanner + fax. There is a driver on the official Canon homepage only for the printer, and that works fine. But I need the scanner too...

The scanner is not recognized automatically (I connect it by USB). I installed SANE, but still doesn't work (I followed the steps here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SANE%20-%20Installing%20a%20scanner%20that%20isn%27t%20auto-detected

when I type sane-find-scanner than it finds it as follows: found USB scanner (vendor=0x04a9, product=0x2774) at libusb:002:005

But when I try to scan (SimpleScan, XSANE, Scanimage...) it just does not work (no scanner).

How can I get to work it? How can I get a driver for this scanner (probably SANE is not supporting my model)?

Please write in very simple way, I have very poor knowledge about Linux systems... :)

Thanks'

Al

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1. Printer driver:

http://www.canon-europe.com/Support/Consumer_Products/products/Fax__Multifunctionals/Laser/LaserBase_MF_series/i-SENSYS_MF4750.aspx?type=download&softwaredetailid=tcm:13-1135803&os=Linux&language=

2. Scaner driver :

sudo apt-get install libusb-dev build-essential libsane-dev

sudo apt-get install git-core

Download latest sane source code

git clone git://git.debian.org/sane/sane-backends.git

cd sane-backends

./configure

make

sudo make install

3. Set Permissions for USB (allows you to scan without using sudo)

sudo gedit /lib/udev/rules.d/50-udev-default.rules

Change.. SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ENV{DEVTYPE}=="usb_device", ... , MODE="0664"

To.. SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ENV{DEVTYPE}=="usb_device", ... , MODE="0666"

Reboot.

sane-find-scanner -f

scanimage -L

Enjoy !!!

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    This answer looks to take a guess on what the problem actually is without second checking if the solution resides in the latest code. It is worth a try but maybe you should mention why you think this will solve the problem. – Requist Dec 15 '14 at 17:54

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