Sunday, May 13, 2012

Installing canon canoscan lide 110 in debian squeeze

The canon canoscan lide 110  the cheapest scanner that has support in linux  as it was mentioned in sane project website but when i installed in my Debian squeeze machine it didn't even start to scan or give any sound at all; worst of all this scanner doesn't have any power on indicator LED's to let you know if it is on or off  so much for being economical :/ well anyway after searching a variety of  linux forums I  had couple of things to check whether it was working or not. The first is the scanimage command,open the terminal and type  scanimage -L 
it showed the usb id and said my device is detected and may be powered off, it was ironical considering the fact that the scanner doesn't have any indicator and asking you to check for it.The second method is to update sane drivers as the sane drivers come with squeeze is a little bit old,just download the latest sane drivers from
just install libsane and sane-utils package  and that's it  folks you can now scan images from xsane