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Re: Scanning
« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2013, 07:48:17 am »
The reason we couldn't find it is because it's called "skanlite" not "scanlite" which is a KDE application that requires the kscan backend personally I would un-install that and stick with either xsane or simple-scan

KDE applications tend to download a ton of dependencies that you don't need or want unless you're running a KDE desktop
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Re: Scanning
« Reply #16 on: August 16, 2013, 08:00:54 am »
I have Scanlite, Xsane and Simple Scan.  A ll downloaded and in the launcher.  They all recognise there is a Canon MX420 printer but non of them scan, one of them says there is an I/O problem.  Libre Office recognises  the printer and prints OK.     I'm just guessing its the scanner driver, I've searched for one but no luck so far. I also have an HP printer  (recently had problems) which may be better compatible. If the problem persists I might try that.
Going to unload Scanite, though its is spelt on my computer as Scanlite, but that doesn't matter now.
« Last Edit: August 16, 2013, 08:10:12 am by goldtopia »
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Re: Scanning
« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2013, 08:47:24 am »
Have you tried opening up simple-scan placing a picture/document in the scanner and press scan to see if it recognizes your scanner if it doesn't a message will pop up saying something like "no scanners detected" if it does the scanner should just fire up and start scanning
« Last Edit: August 16, 2013, 11:16:18 am by Emegra »
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Re: Scanning
« Reply #18 on: August 16, 2013, 11:46:05 am »
It's a Canon scanner driver issue (it needs special software from Canon) .. if you want to make your life MUCH easier, use the HP.

If you NEED to get the Canon working let us know .. and let us know which distro/version/architecture (if you haven't already)
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Re: Scanning
« Reply #19 on: August 16, 2013, 04:25:39 pm »
I have the HP on which is giving me the same problems as the Canon on Linux Ubuntu, Windows 7 and XP. So it looks like there's a bit more to it. I got xSane and Simple Scan working OK, but I really need the printer working within programmes that I use. So I got a computer engineer whose going to sort it out as well has the sound card that packed up.  He's got a sound card that works with windows but not Linux so thats another problem. The one that was in there they don't make any more.
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Re: Scanning
« Reply #20 on: August 16, 2013, 04:49:15 pm »
Bill what is it exactly you're trying to do get the printer working or the scanner working or both ?
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Re: Scanning
« Reply #21 on: August 17, 2013, 10:27:19 am »
No, I just want the printer that works best. I have  the HP on at the moment. XSane and Simplescan  work OK. The problem is getting Page plus in windows 7 and XP to recognise the printer which I need for jobs that I do. I'll get the computer engineer to sort that out.   The Canon is a better and more expensive printer but not so good for Linux.  Linux don't seem to do a DTP that's good enough withr scanning & printing as part of the programme.
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Re: Scanning
« Reply #22 on: August 17, 2013, 10:37:44 am »
Have you installed the Windows drivers for the HP printer (in Windows) ?

If necessary, we probably could get the Canon scanner working in Linux, but it'll likely be some work.
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Re: Scanning
« Reply #23 on: August 17, 2013, 06:22:14 pm »
I have the printer and scanner for HP working for Linux. The printer works but not the scanner for windows, a lot of the downloads have spyware and pop up adverts also browser page hijacking.  The printer driver downloads but it looks like the scanner driver doesn't. I had to spend a lot time just getting rid of the unwanted stuff. I must remember in the future never to buy a printer without the installation disc.
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Re: Scanning
« Reply #24 on: August 17, 2013, 06:38:34 pm »
What's the model of your HP AiO ?

and what version of WinLOL ?
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Re: Scanning
« Reply #25 on: August 17, 2013, 06:52:11 pm »
HP fr2180 3 in 1.  Two caddies Windows XP and Windows 7
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Re: Scanning
« Reply #26 on: August 17, 2013, 07:02:30 pm »
Doesn't it work in either Windows version ?

How is it connected USB or network ?
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Re: Scanning
« Reply #27 on: August 17, 2013, 07:29:18 pm »
Conected by USB. The problem is with both windows 7 and XP which idicates no scanner driver. The printer works but not the scanner. If I cant get the scanner to work I am toying with the idea of getting another HP fr2189 on eBay to get the installation disc which would include the scanner driver and keep the printer as a spare. But the engineer is popping in on Monday, he should be able to fix it.  They don't have these problems on star trek.
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Re: Scanning
« Reply #28 on: August 17, 2013, 07:44:12 pm »
I can find no reference to a fr2189 by HP

Does the printer have something like deskjet 3160 or similar on it ?

If not, plug it in and turn it on in Linux, and post the output from:
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Re: Scanning
« Reply #29 on: August 17, 2013, 08:17:45 pm »
Hi Mark, following this thread with interest, actually Bill said HP fr2180 in an earlier post, this is there if you look it up, then he said fr2189 looks like a typo to me.
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