Debian Hardware :: Cannot Find The Scanner

Mar 10, 2015

Very easy to get the printer working via wifi on this printer/scanner under Wheezy. But oh the scanner! XSane doesn't see it via wifi- worked ok on USB. Problem could be with Xsane or CUPS? URL....One shows various useful tips under one roof: I can now access the scanner using xsane on the command line; but xsane cannot find the scanner when launched normally]

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Debian Hardware :: Scanner HP M1319f MFP / Cant Use The Scanner?

Oct 22, 2010

my scanner used to work in lenny, now im using squeeze fresh install.

i intall hplip with synaptic in order to setup my scanner, printer is working, i dont need the fax, but the scanner is not working with xsane.

normal user and sudo see the scanner with

$ scanimage -L
device `hpaio:/usb/HP_LaserJet_M1319f_MFP?serial=N830003' is a Hewlett-Packard HP_LaserJet_M1319f_MFP all-in-one
$ sudo scanimage -L
device `hpaio:/usb/HP_LaserJet_M1319f_MFP?serial=N830003' is a Hewlett-Packard HP_LaserJet_M1319f_MFP all-in-one

i know my user is in group lp and scanner root cant use the scannner either.

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Ubuntu :: Canon MX320 Scanner Not Able To Get The XSane Image Scanner To Recognize Scanner?

Jul 11, 2010

I just received a Canon Pixma MX320 as a gift.

I am currently running the Ubuntu 10.04 OS

I was able to get the printer up and running by downloading the printer driver for debian linux (3.1) from the Canon site without any problems.

Unfortunately I am not having the same luck with the scanner.

I tried downloading ScanGear MP for Linux (deb) (1.3) from the same Canon site but have not yet been able to get the XSane Image Scanner to recognize this scanner driver for my Canon.

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Oct 25, 2010

I posted in the Ubuntu forum regarding a problem with an HP Scanjet G4010 scanner, but now I have a specific question. The scanner is reported with lsusb and recognized by sane-find-scanner, but scanimage -L does not find the scanner. My question is: What would be the cause of the scanner being reported in lsusb and sane-find-scanner but not recognized by scanimage -L?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Xsane Can't Find Scanner?

May 16, 2010

I cant find my scanner (Canon MP250). I have installed the printer and it works fine, this using the drivers from canon (canon divers page) and installed the scanner drivers too. Im running:

$ uname -a
Linux ubuntu 2.6.31-21-generic #59-Ubuntu SMP Wed Mar 24 07:28:27 UTC 2010 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Installed the drivers with


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Mar 10, 2011

I have a CanonMP280 printer and Ubuntu 10.10. Mp280 is not recognized by Ubuntu 10.10. Through 'cybertechhelp' I was very lucky to get the printing drivers to install. So the printer works.

No-one seems to be able to find the 'scanner' drivers and Canon_help is useless. So I must dual-boot with Windows to be able to scan.

Although win7 is a vast improvement on vista. I would much prefer to single-boot with Ubuntu. I tried other Ubuntu and Ubuntu-Based distros, but, the printer-drivers I have, only work in Ubuntu 08.04 - 10.10

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Software :: Clients Cannot Find Network Scanner?

Feb 5, 2009

I currently have a network with an older machine, which is (usually) operated in headless mode as a data & backup server, with a fixed IP of I have two client machines, a desktop & a laptop, which use DHCP. All three computers are running Slackware-12.2, the clients with a full install & the server without any X components. I want to set the server to serve a scanner & have been following this link, which is mostly a rewrite of the man page for sane.d. I set up saned per the article, adding the saned:saned user. 'scanimage -L' works for both root & my local user on the server. I can ssh into the server as my desktop user & 'scanimage -L' works. Ditto if I ssh into the server, then 'su -' to root. I can scan either locally from the server or via ssh from the desktop machine. BUT, I cannot get the scanner recognized on the network. On the server, I have this line in /etc/sane.d/saned.conf:

Code: this line in /etc/services:


sane-port 6566/tcp #SANE network scanner daemon & this line in /etc/inetc.conf:


sane-port stream tcp nowait saned:saned /usr/sbin/saned saned

I have changed the line in /etc/sane.d/saned.conf to just "+", for testing. That didn't work either. On the clients, I have these two uncommented lines in /etc/sane.d/net.conf:


My server user is in the same groups, less vboxusers. The server is identified in /etc/hosts & I can connect to it via ssh & mount nfs shares from it. What am I (not) doing that is killing network scanning?

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Slackware :: Sane - After Upgrade To 1.0.22 Cannot Find Scanner

Mar 24, 2011

I have a Samsung SCX-4200. It was working pretty good with sane 1.0.21. I'm using slackware current, keeping updated (almost) every day. On the Mon Feb 28 update sane was updated to sane-1.0.22-i486-1. After that update xsane (as user) cannot find my scanner. I was able to find it running sane-find-scanner as root, but scanimage -L (as root) wasn't able to find the scanner. Now I have updated to the last sane package, named sane-1.0.22-i486-2 . In the changelog I can see that this rebuild should add libusb support.

In fact, now there's no way to find the scanner. And now also sane-find-scanner (as root) is no more able to detect the scanner, also running the command as root. I've tried running sane-find-scanner -v -v and scanimage -v -v -L but I can't get no useful hints. I have checked the sane configuration files but always seems good (the row with USB IDs is not commented in the backend file, which is xerox_mfp, and the backend is listed in dll.conf).

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Ubuntu :: LibUSB Not Available To Sane Find Scanner

Apr 21, 2011

I too have what looks like the same problem. I too have read all the relevant man pages and other relevant sites:
Supported devices [URL]
CanoScan LiDE 110 (the printer I've just bought) has "complete" support apparently.
Followed directions here: [URL]
Read: [URl]
Another story of purchasing a "complete"ly supported scanner. [URL]
The solution? Use windows xp in a vm.

I don't think much of that sort of solution. As a temporary work around... ok. I'm running debian lenny.

uname -r

Bus 005 Device 002: ID 04a9:1909 Canon, Inc.

sane-find-scanner -v -f
libusb not available
# No USB scanners found. If you expected something different, make sure that
# you have loaded a kernel driver for your USB host controller and have setup
# the USB system correctly. See man sane-usb for details.
# SANE has been built without libusb support. This may be a reason
# for not detecting USB scanners. Read README for more details.

scanimage -L
device 'v4l:/dev/video0' is a Noname USB 2.0 Camera virtual device

dpkg-query -l '*libusb*'
clearly shows I have libusb installed:
| Status=Not/Inst/Cfg-files/Unpacked/Failed-cfg/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Hold/Reinst-required/X=both-problems (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Description
ii libusb-0.1-4 2:0.1.12-13 userspace USB programming library

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Mar 18, 2011

I have installed the c2esp driver for the printer part of my AIO. I am unable to find any scanner drivers that works. Does any one know of any drivers that will work?

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Apr 29, 2010

I can't use my printer/scanner - it is an Epson TX110. When I try to use Image scan - I get the message; "Could not send the command to scanner. Check the scanner's status."

There is nothing wrong with the MFC apart from not working on Ubuntu 9.10. I have had it connected to another computer that ran Ubuntu 9.01 (I think that was the release used) and it ran fine but now I'm stuck -

I have drivers installed but cant get them to co-operate with me.

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Oct 25, 2010

I am tired, and I simply can't find an easy answer.So, today I need the scanner in slackware64 13.1, only to find that it does not work as user. I have an HP Deskjet F2180 and using CUPS it is identified as hp:/usb/Deskjet_F2100_series?serial=CN81H4S2SP04TK.In the past the simple solution was to add oneself to the right groups, but it does not work this time.As user I get:

bash-4.1$ sane-find-scanner


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Aug 15, 2010

I was able to get my Epson Stylus NX510 printer up and running (after much issue), but I can't get the scanner working. I'm on a laptop, and the printer/scanner is wifi enabled and broadcasts with its own IP address. I can print with no problem, but xsane and simple scan don't recognize the scanner. I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx.

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Dec 14, 2010

How to get this scanner to work with Ubuntu 10.10

It's connected and printer is working through the scanner.But i can't get the system to recognise the scanner.

I'm all new to Ubuntu, and i thought it was easy and terminal is a totally new thing to me.

Is there a workaround to get this scanner to work through graphical interface install, or is terminal wisdom needed...

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Mar 17, 2010

After downloading and installing iscan and run it i see this message:

Could not send command to scanner. Check scanner's status.

After command sane-find-scanner:

And this message is result of scanimage command:

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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Sep 23, 2010

Recently got a Canon Canoscan 8800F after looking it up on the SANE site and said it was completely supported for Linux.

I have downloaded the pixma drivers and have compiled the command line program, but it can't find the scanner.

lsusb returns a Canon scanner Bus 001 Device 005: ID 04a9:1901 Canon, Inc.

and sane-find-scanner returns:found USB scanner (vendor=0x04a9 [Canon], product=0x1901 [CanoScan]) at libusb:001:005

but scanimage -L (under my user login or sudo) returns only the webcam. No other scanner found.

My system is running Linux Mint 7, ia64 kernel 2.6.28-11-generic

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Apr 9, 2010

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'Lexmark_1_0_0:libsub/001/009': Device busy Using Image Scan - reports Could not send command to scanner Check the scanner status. The RX595's scanner drivers had to been manually instatlled,, in the Printer box the Lexmark shows available..

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Sep 7, 2010

I've installed XSane Image Scanner. When I first opened it, it searched for my scanner and didn't give any error messages, and it had my scanner model in the heading of the scan window. But when I hit the scan button, it gave me saying, "Failed to start scanner: error during device I/O.I closed everything, and opened XSane again. This time it said there was no scanner available. The scanner is plugged into the USB port and uses that for both power and data. It's a Canoscan Model N650U.

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Aug 21, 2010

I have a laptop which I use for school and I have a scanner/printer that used to be near and I used to scan things and store them in the laptop via the scanner/printer's USB cable. In an attempt to make space to study more comfortably on my desk, I moved the scanner/printer near my gaming computer (on a desk that I don't use). What I want is to scan via my desktop (=gaming computer) and have it directly be stored in my laptop via a symlink and a LAN network. My desktop runs Squeeze and my laptop runs Lenny. One of my weakest points in computing is networks so I would very much appreciate it if someone could guide me through this process.

My laptop has an ethernet port and a wireless card whereas my desktop has a built-in ethernet port, a wireless PCI card as well as another ethernet port (PCI) which I am planning to install soon. For my laptop, I want wireless internet, and the wired connection to be to the desktop for the scanner/printer's purposes.As for the desktop, I want to connect to my internet via a wired ethernet connection and use my extra PCI ethernet port for the scanner/printer situation

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Debian Configuration :: Only Root Can See Scanner?

Aug 20, 2010

Having successfully installed SANE and gotten a scan from my ancient Mustek scanner, I thought I had it setup. But that was running in the root terminal window. When I try to run xscanimage from GIMP in my normal user account it doesn't start up. Running xscanimage in a normal terminal it says it can't see any scanners. Yes, I added my user account to the scanner group. What else needs to be done to let a normal non-root user access the scanner?

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Debian :: Scanner No Longer Recognized After Update

Nov 30, 2015

I am running Wheezy 7.9 32 bit, with the kernel Linux 3.2.0-4-686-pae, and Gnome 3.4.2 on an Intel Pentium CPU G3420 @ 3.2 GHz. I installed a new printer in August, an HP Officejet 7612 all-in-one printer/scanner/copier, and it worked perfectly as both a printer and a scanner first time, despite not being listed on the supported list in SANE. Two weeks ago, I got a general software update notification, and did the update. Now the scanner is not recognised. The printer still works fine as a printer, but when using Simple-scan, I get the error message "No scanners detected. Please check your scanner is connected and powered on". I have had a look round on Google, and all the suggestions made do not work.

I tried the suggestion to add myself to the scanner users list on my PC which made no difference (even though the scanner previously worked without my being added to the scanner users list).

I have deleted the printer and re-installed it using CUPS, but that still has no effect. I tried re-installing HPLIP also to no avail, and I have now lost the toolbox on the drop down menu under <Applications> <Accessories> <HP Toolbox>, as when I click on it, nothing happens.

It would seem that something in the update has messed up Simple-scan. Looking at the dpkg log (is this the right thing to look at?) for the date of the update, I cannot find anything which directly involved SANE, so I think that it might be something else which has affected SANE. How I can find out which update did the damage? I don't normally do anything except accept recommended updates, so I am a bit lost as to what to do.

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Feb 28, 2011

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Mar 12, 2010

There is a problem with scanning on Brother multifunctional under Debian Squeeze/Sid. I get things smooth and good under root (both scanimage and xsane), but under user it gives


scanimage: open of device brother3:bus6;dev1 failed: Invalid argument Obviously as under root works fine, lsusb has no problems with detection.


Bus 005 Device 010: ID 04f9:01ea Brother Industries, Ltd

Already fixed /etc/fstab:


none /proc/bus/usb usbfs auto,devmode=0666 0 0

but it is useless anyway. I had already used the scanner under simple user in ubuntu and it all worked.

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Dec 18, 2010

I was looking at the Canon CanoScan 8800F and the SANE website says that it works. Does anybody here have this scanner and does it work as it should?I would be using it to scan photos, slides and negatives. Perhaps somebody can recommend a different one?

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Apr 29, 2010

I have a debian server (squeezzy) amd 64, running with an epson BX-300f pluged to USB. And I want to share the scanner over my network. So let's do that, Intalled sane, sane utils, iscan, which I've downloaded from epson drivers and wich include epkowa drivers fro scanner to work..
after that I installed on my system (Ubuntu 9.10) xsane... on console I type:

root@bruno-laptop:/home/bruno# scanimage -L
*** glibc detected *** scanimage: free(): invalid pointer: 0x00be63d0 ***
WARNING: Unhandled message: interface=org.freedesktop.DBus.Introspectable, path=/, member=Introspect
device 'v4l:/dev/video0' is a Noname HP Webcam virtual device
device 'net:' is a unknown manufacturer unknown device -- use override to select flatbed scanner
device 'net:' is a Epson Stylus BX300F/TX300F/NX300/ME Office 600F flatbed scanner
device 'net:' is a Epson Stylus BX300F/TX300F/NX300/ME Office 600F flatbed scanner

I don't know why I find so much things, if i only have one scanner. Then I opened xsane and found the scanner over network. I chose the epson with epkowa drivers I try to scan something but it dont output nothing and sometimes it gives me "end of file reached". I can put whatever config files here if you want to, just ask. One time it worked fine.. but only half of an image...

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Oct 29, 2014

This error is very difficult to solve, but also appears widespread across the Debian universe and also others like Arch and Fedora. I use a Canon LiDE 110 scanner and it has always worked very well under Linux. This same problem affects many other scanners not just the 110. Run any front end like xSane and after initially appearing to be OK it will fail with an Invalid Argument error.

But, it does not happen to everyone. I have several machines to experiment with so I did. I also used Debian Testing and Sid, Ubuntu 14.04 and 14.10 and various Mint versions and desktops.

The error is all to do with USB3. Plugging the scanner into a USB2 port does not in and of itself solve the issue. Nor does running the scanner through a hub. On my older laptop without USB3 hardware my scanner works like a charm using any modern Linux. On my very old spare desktop it also works fine despite having USB3.

But, on my shiny new Intel i5 on an ASUS H97I Plus it all falls apart. After much reading of forums and many dead ends we find the problem is modern machines with Intel xHCI Mode in the BIOS. It has to be off, not enabled, auto nor super auto. But when you turn it off you turn off USB3 support and your system falls back to USB2 only. My old spare machine has an AMD chipset and USB3 enabled does not cause this error.

So if you need to use your scanner and get this error then xHCI mode is the workaround. Fine if you have no real need for USB3, but most definitely a temporary solution.

Where in the system does this error come from? Too hard for me. Is it in Sane or in the libusb sub system or all the way up to the kernel? However if you have any USB device that has stopped working this setting in your BIOS has got to be worth a try. It is nothing to do with permissions or firmware.

sane-utils updated to 1.0.24-5 in sid (Dec 12, 2014) problem still exists.

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Sep 8, 2015

I was wondering if there is anyway to adjust scanner settings less not plugging in a scanner with using Simple Scan?I recently found out (sadly) that I could change the DPI settings for document and picture scans when my USB wasn't getting the scanner.Gave a prompt notification bar above and asked me to select scanner (which I replugged it in) and was able to do the settings.Is there a shortcut or command I can use to trigger this any time I need to?

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Debian Hardware :: Sane Scanner Only Detected By Root

Dec 6, 2010

I added myself to the scanner and saned groups, however scanimage -L only detects the device when run as superuser. I think this may be related to [URL].

root@icecream:/home/discord# scanimage -L
device 'epson2:/dev/sg0' is a Epson GT-9800 flatbed scanner
discord@icecream:~$ 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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Mar 24, 2011

I am trying to use sane to acces a scanner. The system is Debian Squeeze AMD64 architechture.The scanner is Brother DCP-J715W, over a network connection. I have installed the drivers from Brother, succesfully.

I can find the scanner with:
$ scanimage -L
device `brother3:net1;dev0' is a Brother DCP-J715W Brother


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Software :: No Scsi Scanner With Debian Wheezy Gnome2.30.2?

Jun 27, 2011

Dist-upgrading to debian wheezy (gnome2.30.2) prevents me using a scsi HP 6200C scanner. I tried both

and startx
exec ck-launch-session gnome-session

In both cases:

$ ls -l /dev/sg*
crw------- 1 root root 21, 0 Jun 27 16:21 /dev/sg0
crw------- 1 root root 21, 1 Jun 27 16:21 /dev/sg1
crw-rw----+ 1 root cdrom 21, 2 Jun 27 16:21 /dev/sg2
crw-rw----+ 1 root root 21, 3 Jun 27 16:21 /dev/sg3

instead of the expected "root scanner" to which affording permission (as it occurred with previous gnome in sqeeze). Incidentally, a flash card is not automatically mounted (no permission) but was solved by manual mounting as vfat.

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