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Do Canon scanners work with Fedora?

asked 2016-10-15 07:44:33 -0500

deshmukh gravatar image

I have quite a few photo prints and paper documents that I plan to digitize.

I looked at the scanners available and found Canons to be useful for my intended work (Canon LiDE 120 or Canon LiDE 220). The documentation about both is silent about Linux support.

However, reviews of Simple Scan in Software talk about it being quite a capable application.

Do (Can) these scanners work with Fedora 24 Workstation?

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answered 2016-10-15 15:10:38 -0500

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answered 2016-10-15 14:28:45 -0500

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Canon does provide Linux drivers:

So, I don't see why it shouldn't work. Once you get the correct driver from the manufacturer, there are many applications that can do the actual scan job for you.

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@florian The link that you gave only tells that Linux drivers are not available.

deshmukh gravatar imagedeshmukh ( 2016-10-16 00:46:27 -0500 )edit

answered 2016-10-18 03:31:53 -0500

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My canon scanner model is Lide 100. I've scanned my documents using "Simple Scan" app. It works great. You can check whether your scanner found by Linux or not by System->Kinfocenter->Device Information->USB Devices. If you see your scanner is listed over there then I think you can use your scanner using "Simple Scan" app without any problem.

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