I have installed the scangearmp2 tool to use my Canon Pixma TS5150 scanner and I managed to get it working. But unlike some screenshot I've seen it only provides a very crude interface. It can only scan the entire page in 300 dpi, no preview and no other options.

From xsane I do get a preview but any attempt to select an area to scan is ignored. Resolution is listed only up to 300 dpi and it only uses 300 dpi as far as I can tell.

Is this not (yet) supported for this scanner or am I doing something wrong? I am running Linux Mint 17 (Ubuntu 14.04). By mistake I installed the 32-bit OS but I assume this doesn't matter.


It requires ScanGear MP version 3.50: https://www.canon-europe.com/support/consumer_products/products/fax__multifunctionals/inkjet/pixma_ts_series/pixma-ts5150.aspx?type=drivers&language=EN&os=Linux%20(32-bit) (download and install the .deb file as usual)

  • But I do have version 3.50. – Bjorn Munch Jan 29 '18 at 17:20
  • I see further down on that page they state that it requires Ubuntu 17.04. That doesn't sound reasonable and if it was true I'd expect some error due to missing dependencies. – Bjorn Munch Jan 29 '18 at 17:29
  • You mentioned "scangearmp2"?? Installing with the .deb installer may require a certain version but using the version independent installer should do it anyway. Now, this maybe also a good opportunity to install a newer and 64-bit OS. – user252181 Jan 29 '18 at 18:03
  • Yes the name of the program is scangearmp2. The installation is done with a shell script (run as root) which installed it and also helped me find and configure the scanner. Yes, I plan to replace my other computer once Linux Mint 19 (Ubuntu 18.04) is out and so it may be better then. And it's more important that the printer works. – Bjorn Munch Jan 29 '18 at 19:44

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