Canoscan LIDE 70

Asked by Elbarbudo

There was a very old question about this scanner,
and an old topic on SaneDevel forum.
I hoped the issue has been fixed, but even in Lucid Lynx, this scanner is not recognized.

Hence my comment : "Nothing new since 2006?"

I am very frustrated and disappointed, but I know that Canon does not share information.....

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David Mawdsley (dm-madmod) said :

I finally gave my Canoscan LIDE 70 away. I don't think Canon ever wanted to write a Linux driver for this scanner. My solution was to buy an HP Photosmart C6280 (or similar model) which has a flat-bed scanner as part of the unit. The scanner worked just fine with Applications > Graphics > Simple Scan.

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Elbarbudo (patricearnal) said :

Worst story for this scanner : it is not recognized by W7 nor W10 : plugin it does not even emit the "bing" of a connected USB device.

My 2 cents idea is that the USB is off (or in a sleep state) on this scanner and that the XP driver awake it.

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ios man (iosman002) said :

Yes. ScanGear MP v1.8 works directly and also through Gimp for my printer/scanner. I'm happy that libsane-pixma made it work with Xsane so I didn't have to switch to different software. Thanks

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