Thursday, November 11, 2010

Using the latest SANE drivers in Ubuntu 10.04, 10.10

If you are running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS or 10.10 and your scanner is not supported, then you can try the latest releases of the SANE drivers from my sane-backends PPA.  The following steps from the terminal will enable it.

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:robert-ancell/sane-backends
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get upgrade


Please feedback to the SANE project if you continue to have problems!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Bob!!! Finally I can scan over the network from my Epson Artisan 700. I hope sane-backends get updated to this rev in Natty.

Good work!

MANTIS said...

Thank you, Bob! I can't believe I can finally use my USB CanonScan LiDE 100!!!!! I just plugged my device, open "simple scan" and everything was perfect. I value your effort in bringing us the drivers. For smart people like you is because Linux keeps growing.

Stein Aage said...

Tusen takk! (means thank you!) I have waited very loooong to use my old scanner, and now its working! Now: goodbye windows...

Anonymous said...

Thank you! Worked flawlessly. Thanks for posting a link to this on Ubuntu forums.

Anonymous said...

I'm new to ubuntu and it worked with no hassle at all. Thankyou very much.

Chris said...

Hi Bob,

I kinda got a problem. It did not work initially, so I tried some things and in the end reinstalled Simple Scan and it worked.
But, if I now restart my machine, my scanner isn't available anymore.
So the only solution by now is reinstalling Simple Scan every time I need the scanner.

Do you have any idea how to fix that?

Thanks in advice.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, got my Canon MX330 working in Ubuntu Lucid without effort. (Prior to finding this site, Id spent hours chasing spurious leads. Useful learning, I guess) Cheers Bob.

Michael Young said...

getting 2 x 404 Not Found errors when I run apt-get update

here are the broken links

http://ppa.launchpad.net/robert-ancell/sane-backends/ubuntu/dists/precise/main/binary-i386/Packages

http://ppa.launchpad.net/robert-ancell/sane-backends/ubuntu/dists/precise/main/source/Sources

Anonymous said...

hank you,
my lide 100 work.
thank you very much.