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Canon MG5550 MFP - Scanner not Working
« on: March 04, 2015, 05:42:24 PM »
 

Daveyboy

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Have just installed a Canon Pixma MG5550 Multi-Function Inkjet into LL 2.2
The printer works wonderfully using both USB Cable and Wireless but try as I might I cannot get Simple Scan to recognize and utilize the scanner that's built into this machine.


I can get the scanner to work using canon's "scangearmp" utility but I much prefer the Simple Scan software and would really appreciate any assistance you could offer in resolving this issue please
Last Edit: March 11, 2015, 11:36:33 AM by Scott(0)
 


Re: Canon MG5550 MFP - Prints OK but Scanner not Recognised
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2015, 07:31:42 PM »
 

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Hi,

If you search the forum there have been a few post on Cannon MFD's
There is this one on Scanning with a 2550 series:

https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/index.php?topic=939.msg5585#msg5585

A quick search finds something similar for the MG5500 Series:
http://support-asia.canon-asia.com/contents/ASIA/EN/0100552302.html

I guess the basic instructions are similiar to the first link I gave, but file names different
I cant't really help any more, never had to do this.

Maybe somebody else can jump in..??

GL... Dave
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Re: Canon MG5550 MFP - Prints OK but Scanner not Recognised
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2015, 08:03:27 PM »
 

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Hello Daveyboy,

here are two tutorials for the Sane scanner backend for your printer.

http://www.ubuntugeek.com/how-to-get-a-canon-all-in-one-printer-working-with-ubuntu.html

http://linux.wikia.com/wiki/Getting_Canon_PIXMA_to_work_on_Linux

I am unsure if either is a better tutorial than the other.
 


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