how can I get canoscan 3000F to work with ubuntu

Asked by Alois Kniebeiss

when I try to connect my scanner, comes up no devices available, unable to find any drivers.......please help, I've only had ubuntu for 1 week

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Makes ure you have xsane installed

then run:

sudo sane-find-scanner

The stuff it spits out can be used in this guide:

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Tom (tom6) said :

Yep, go up to the top taskbar and click on

System - Administration - Synaptic Package Manager

it asks for your normal user password, not your SuperUser/Root one. Use either search tool (but i prefer the "Search" button because it searches descriptions as well as titles) to search for "xsane". Note that everything already installed on your machine is marked by a green splodge. To install something new right-click on it and select install and then click on the "Apply" button. While you're in Synaptic it might be worth searching for "canoscan 3000F" or just "canoscan" just to see if it finds anything extra that might be helpful. Oh, also while there it's worth clicking on "Mark all updates".

Err, you might also find this guide helpful to reference for odd things here and there

And i also found this good to work through after installing Ubuntu
I went with non-free components which i haven't had to pay for but would like to one day leave all that behind and go completely OpenSource to really free myself. In the meantime i just want to be able to watch movies and stuff without hassle.

Anyway, good luck and regards from
Tom :)

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Tom (tom6) said :

Hi again

To run "sudo sane-find-scanner" just go up to the top taskbar and click on

Applications - Accessories - Terminal

and into the terminal/command window/console type

sudo sane-find-scanner

again it asks for your normal user password as it's not a command you should really be using carelessly. hopefully once set you wont want to accidentally keep resetting it or if other people play with your machine you wouldn't want them to have easy access to mess this up either ;)

Good luck and regards from
Tom :)

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Alois Kniebeiss (alois-y7mail) said :


Great info but I'm still having trouble, when I enter sudo sane-find-scanner it comes up, command not found. When scanner is turned on it comes up no devices available.

regards Alois

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Tom (tom6) said :

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