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Setting up the scanner (was: [OT] Re: mp280)

On Thu, 31 May 2012 23:09:19 +0200, steef wrote:

> hi camaleon and others of course,
> i installed printer-drivers for the pixma mp280 from a new zealand sit;
> and the scanner drivers too. the mp280_printer is now working well, 

Hey, good to know it worked.

> but squeeze cannot find
>   the scanner drivers so xsane sys 'no', do it yourself' and is driving
>   me insane.


Run xsane with root priviledges to discard a permission problem. If that 
works and root can find the scanner and use it, you will have to edit (or 
create if the file is not present) the udev rules to set the right 
permissions for your device.

In the meantime, you can also try to get an image from The GIMP or 
another application that allows capturing from this kind of hardware.


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