Linux Mint 17 'Qiana' 64 Cinnamon

Simple Scan does not discover the wi-fi printer, Canon PIXMA MG8140 multifunction scanner/copier/DVD printer, and so on, or I am a nerd who doesn’t know what he’s doing. Worked perfectly in Mint 16 ‘Petra’ 64 but goodbye in 17. I need to be able to use my scanner without resorting to rebooting and using Vista. It’s the one thing that will send me straight back to Microsoft is because of 3rd Party software that’s so intuitive to learn, use, make money from, to live in poverty so we can write shit like this.

Didn’t entirely understand all of that, but if you open Synaptic and search for “gutenprint”, what version does it say that you have installed?

Is it just the scanner you’re having problems with ? … ie. the printer works ?

If so, you need to install scangearmp-mg8100series-1.60

If you’re running an Ubuntu based distro, follow the instructions below … if you’re running another distro, post back here what distro/version/architecture you are running.

Open a terminal and run these commands in sequence:

mkdir ~/Desktop/scanner-driver


cd ~/Desktop/scanner-driver




tar xvf MG8100series-scanne_driver.tar


tar xvf scangearmp-mg8100series-1.60-1-deb.tar.gz


cd ~/Desktop/scanner-driver/scangearmp-mg8100series-1.60-1-deb


sudo ./

and follow the instructions in the terminal.

If you get this error:
An error occurred. The package management system cannot be identified.
post back here with the output from;

uname -a

Linux brutux17 3.13.0-24-generic #47-Ubuntu SMP Fri May 2 23:30:00 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Simple Scan still does not recognize the wi-fi printer

In Mint 16 I never worried about the scanner, Simple Scan found it every time. Now with 17, it won’t. All other installations are identical to previous. Cannot understand why it can’t find a scanner on which is the device’s IP address on WiFi.

You could try to manually add it to /etc/sane.d/pixma.conf
The format is: bjnp://
So in your case it would be: bjnp://
See here
You could also check out the Firewall part too.

After trying what SeZo says…

What happens if you open a terminal and run:


is anything returned in the kernel ?

Thank you so very much for the command, scangearmp, that found my scanner - from my wireless notebook via the network to the router to the scanner and I scanned remotely. End of saga.

Thank you SIR you deserve a grand raise.

Hah, SWEET SUCCESS in ScanGearMP - bye bye Simple Scan - you’re history, hello ScanGearMP - thank you for getting it to work for me. You’re amazing people! I am extremely thankful for your kind assistance.
Now to find the drivers for CD/DVD label printing …