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I have got the canon pixma printer/scanner , tried installing drivers from cd, it didn't work, from canon website, i couldn't install , xsane doesn't see the scanner , however the printer is working. any solution for fixing this? thank you

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    thank you , I downloaded the drives from canon and now it's opening from gimp. – Shayma Aziz Oct 16 '15 at 13:50
  • you should give yourself a detailed answer below and mark it as definitive. you could provide a link or other details on the Canon drivers you used. I think they would work in my case, I have a similar problem in this question here. I have also used Canon drivers for the scanner - scangearmp-common and scangearmp-mg2400series - and the scanner is not seen) – user47206 Jan 25 '16 at 11:40
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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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