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Re: Networked Canon Pixma MG3250 Printer
« Reply #30 on: March 09, 2014, 10:00:00 pm »
Just to be 100% sure .. run these 4 commands and tell me if any of them discover a scanner.

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sane-find-scanner
scanimage -L
sudo sane-find-scanner
sudo scanimage -L

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You can ignore this posting if you wish .. the more I search, the more Google suggests the MG series aren't supported by the sane-backends .. so looks like ScanGear is your only option :(

Next time, buy an HP ;)
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Re: Networked Canon Pixma MG3250 Printer
« Reply #31 on: March 09, 2014, 10:12:30 pm »
I can leave simple scan for now, don't want to fudge anything up after all your head scratching for me ! Thank you for all your help by the way much appreciated  ;)

I ran the first command then got ahead of myself reading the output and changed to su - I expect it didn't affect anything by the rest of the output, I'll just remove xsane for now until such a time as it's  supporting my printer. 

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dave@dave ~ $ sane-find-scanner

  # sane-find-scanner will now attempt to detect your scanner. If the
  # result is different from what you expected, first make sure your
  # scanner is powered up and properly connected to your computer.

  # No SCSI scanners found. If you expected something different, make sure that
  # you have loaded a kernel SCSI driver for your SCSI adapter.

could not open USB device 0x8087/0x8000 at 002:002: Access denied (insufficient permissions)
could not open USB device 0x1d6b/0x0002 at 002:001: Access denied (insufficient permissions)
could not open USB device 0x8087/0x8008 at 001:002: Access denied (insufficient permissions)
could not open USB device 0x1d6b/0x0002 at 001:001: Access denied (insufficient permissions)
could not open USB device 0x1d6b/0x0003 at 004:001: Access denied (insufficient permissions)
could not open USB device 0x0ac8/0x3450 at 003:005: Access denied (insufficient permissions)
could not open USB device 0x1058/0x1042 at 003:004: Access denied (insufficient permissions)
could not open USB device 0x046d/0xc517 at 003:002: Access denied (insufficient permissions)
could not open USB device 0x059f/0x0351 at 003:006: Access denied (insufficient permissions)
could not open USB device 0x1d6b/0x0002 at 003:001: Access denied (insufficient permissions)
  # 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.

  # Not checking for parallel port scanners.

  # Most Scanners connected to the parallel port or other proprietary ports
  # can't be detected by this program.

  # You may want to run this program as root to find all devices. Once you
  # found the scanner devices, be sure to adjust access permissions as
  # necessary.
dave@dave ~ $ su
Password:
dave dave # sane-find-scanner

  # sane-find-scanner will now attempt to detect your scanner. If the
  # result is different from what you expected, first make sure your
  # scanner is powered up and properly connected to your computer.

  # No SCSI scanners found. If you expected something different, make sure that
  # you have loaded a kernel SCSI driver for your SCSI adapter.

  # 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.

  # Not checking for parallel port scanners.

  # Most Scanners connected to the parallel port or other proprietary ports
  # can't be detected by this program.
dave dave #
dave dave # 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).
dave dave # sudo sane-find-scanner

  # sane-find-scanner will now attempt to detect your scanner. If the
  # result is different from what you expected, first make sure your
  # scanner is powered up and properly connected to your computer.

  # No SCSI scanners found. If you expected something different, make sure that
  # you have loaded a kernel SCSI driver for your SCSI adapter.

  # 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.

  # Not checking for parallel port scanners.

  # Most Scanners connected to the parallel port or other proprietary ports
  # can't be detected by this program.
dave dave # sudo 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).
dave dave #



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Re: Networked Canon Pixma MG3250 Printer
« Reply #32 on: March 09, 2014, 10:15:34 pm »
Like I said .. ScanGear is your only option.

Have you uninstalled Xsane ?

and do you want to hide Simple Scan from the menu ?
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Re: Networked Canon Pixma MG3250 Printer
« Reply #33 on: March 09, 2014, 10:28:30 pm »
Yes just uninstalled xsane, simple scan I'll leave where it is, if it gets on my nerves I know how to remove it  ;)

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Hahaha well I've had HP's for years but the ink prices always put me off so I normally just recommended them at work lol, I do like this printer though I have to say  . . .   I'm not normally one for being excited about a printer but DAMN  this thing is quick lol . . . . it's really impressive, I'm ordering some re-manufactured inks now ;)
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Re: Networked Canon Pixma MG3250 Printer
« Reply #34 on: March 09, 2014, 10:32:29 pm »
HP ink cartridges are expensive .. but I find they last longer than others .. so it balances out.

Pain when you have to buy them though.
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Re: Networked Canon Pixma MG3250 Printer
« Reply #35 on: March 12, 2014, 03:17:45 am »
Quick update: yes I see the time but i'm back from a late evenings river fishing and having a beer before hitting the sack lol  . .  .

Printer is running great, just had some inks delivered too, £21 inc postage for a black and a tri-color, dearer than the 'grab em anywhere'  Epson copies but being genuine, hopefully more reliable  :o  - one question that always confuses me is this:

Printers: -  leave them turned on all the time or turn them off and/or on standby ??

Some say never turn them off at any cost, other logic says they need to be turned off to be 'charged' again when turned on which in turn, keeps the print heads cleaner and stops problems with blockages that leaving them on ALL the time creates ???? Having had 2 epson printers that I never turned off through reading the first theory, go pear-shaped with not much use, I'd like to take the right 'action' with this canon that I've taken a shine to  . . . . . . .  ???

So what's a man to do when you buy a shiny new printer that you know you will only use occasionally? 
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Re: Networked Canon Pixma MG3250 Printer
« Reply #36 on: March 12, 2014, 10:25:58 am »
Never thought about it, and doubt if it makes a great deal of difference .. the print heads are part of the cartridge, so in a worst case scenario replacing the cartridges should unblock.

Epson's on the other hand have their print heads as part of the printer.
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Re: Networked Canon Pixma MG3250 Printer
« Reply #37 on: March 12, 2014, 05:44:57 pm »
Epson's on the other hand have their print heads as part of the printer.

Well I just gave away an Epson for that reasoning  . . .  even with a new set of inks and several attempts to run maintenance it wouldn't unblock, I even removed the ribboned cartridge cradle and attempted to clean it - I looked up the cost of a couple of parts and decided it was time to upgrade and go wireless rather than spend a fortune on bits. . . . . .  At work we'd always gone through more Epons than HP's, and as much as I liked how cheap the Epson compatibles were, the machines just don't seem to last.

This Canon's set up similar to HP's inks wise with just 2 cartridges so I'm banking on it being more reliable. . . . . . .. he says, fingers crossed  ::)
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