The Cannon Pixma MG2450 printer has an integrated scanner that should work with a tool like Simple Scan (or Xsane, Skanlite).
I have the proper drivers (provided by Canon:
scangearmp-mg2400series) and I was under the impression that with them the scanner worked in the past, but now Iţm not so sure... after trying and failing to make it work...
As seen here, the Cannon Pixma 2400 series look supported.
I cannot access the scan in Linux: I have tried to access it in Ubuntu and other *ubuntu-based systems like Linux Mint 17.2 KDE and elementary OS Freya.
The scanner cannot be faulty, because it works in Windows (I have multiple boot).
How could I investigate this farther?
Can I be wrong that this scanner is supported and that it worked in the past?
The printer works.
But is this scanner really supported ?
etc/sane.d/dll.d contains only these two files:
sudo sane-find-scanner [sudo] password for cip: # 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.
Trying to start
skanlite tool in terminal, I get:
skanlite Bus::open: Can not get ibus-daemon's address. IBusInputContext::createInputContext: no connection to ibus-daemon
etc/sane.d/ddl.conf contains some lines starting with
pixma, none is commented out.
Edit after a first answer:
The situation is a bit confusing so I try to follow the most simple part, the one about installing the scanner drivers first:
if you install first the scanner, when you turn on the machine, after installing the driver, mint installs the printer. Again you have to go to Menu-Administration-Printers and eliminate the printer mint installed for you. Then you can install the canon printer driver, this time without interruptions
Using the debian packages instead of the deb files I get indeed a second entry in the printers list but there is no way I can make it disappear forever: any time I re-connect the printer, a second one is added. Removing it manually I have only the one installed by me but only until I reconnect the printer. Even so, the scanner doesn't work.
Anyway, the printer is not added automatically unless the Canon drives are installed!