I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 virtually. I know that the Canon 120 LiDE cannot run on Ubuntu, but would I be able to run it through Windows 7 virtually?


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Now the canon LiDE 120 runs on Ubuntu 14.04 and tested in 16.04 as well, for this you have to do the following:

To add the SANE PPA so that you have the latest version of SANE (proposed) or for (backport), check out the following links https://launchpad.net/~rolfbensch/+archive/ubuntu/sane-release and

https://launchpad.net/~rolfbensch/+archive/ubuntu/sane-git accordingly.

And now open your terminal and type

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rolfbensch/sane-release

then run

$ sudo apt update

then (assuming the user has the sane and all sane libraries installed) do a full-upgrade by

$ sudo apt full-upgrade

If you do not have sane and all its libraries installed then install it by executing the following.

$ sudo apt -y install sane libsane libsane-common sane-utils libsane-extras

Now your scanner should work with any frontends like simple-scan or gscan2pdf.

or you can compile sane-backend from the latest source, for that you can follow https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CompileSaneFromSource. and it will help your system recognizing your device https://help.ubuntu.com/community/sane, and the current sourcecode is hosted here https://gitlab.com/sane-project/backends


You try to edit a file /lib/udev/rules.d/40-libsane.rules:

Open a terminal,

Press Ctrl+Alt+T

Run it:

sudo nano /lib/udev/rules.d/40-libsane.rules

In te open file add the following 2 lines:

# Canon CanoScan Lide 120
ATTRS{idVendor}=="04a9", ATTRS{idProduct}=="190e", ENV{libsane_matched}="yes"

Ctrl + O, save file. Ctrl + X, close nano.

Close the terminal,


And run:

sudo sane-find-scanner -v -v

# Your USB scanner was (probably) detected. It may or may not be supported by # SANE. Try scanimage -L and read the backend's manpage.

# Not checking for parallel port scanners.

# Most Scanners connected to the parallel port or other proprietary ports # can't be detected by this program. done zorin@zorin-E2050-2391:~$ -L -L: Befehl nicht gefunden. zorin@zorin-E2050-2391:~$ scanimage -L

No scanners were identified. If you were expecting something different, check that the scanner is plugged in, turned on and detected by the sane-find-scanner tool (if appropriate). Please read the documentation which came with this software (README, FAQ, manpages).

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