So i have linux mint 18.1 installed and i have a Canon MF 4370dn printer/scanner, i got the printer side working using the drivers from Canon's site, but the scanner side is still not working.

scanimage -L recognizes the scanner:

device `pixma:04A926EC_SJF890301025D' is a CANON Canon imageCLASS MF4360 multi-function peripheral

scanimage -V:

scanimage (sane-backends) 1.0.25git; backend version 1.0.25

scanimage -T fails:

$ sudo scanimage -T
scanimage: scanning image of size 640x877 pixels at 24 bits/pixel
scanimage: acquiring RGB frame, 8 bits/sample
scanimage: reading one scanline, 1920 bytes...  FAIL Error: Error during device I/O

Canon MF4370dn's specifications page shows:

OS Compatibility Windows® 7, Windows Server® 2008, Windows Vista®, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP/2000, Mac® OS X 10.3.9 & up, Linux (print only)

  • Ok.... Could i run the scanner in a vm or with wine? – Jojo01 Feb 2 '17 at 3:55
  • Although the printer is listed as a sane compatible device: sane-project.org/sane-mfgs.html – Jojo01 Feb 2 '17 at 4:01
  • I really need the scanner to work... – Jojo01 Feb 2 '17 at 4:03

This scanner works over USB out of box with xsane 0.999 on mint 18.1. I am transitioning from openSuse 13.1 where it also worked, just tried it on 18.1.

I don't remember the network scanning working tho.

And I'm certain it would work in a VM (although haven't tried).


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