Friday, June 12, 2015

Canon lide 220 in Ubuntu 14.04

Last week I bought a Canon lide 220 scanner. You get a decent device for the price.

(since I had to read several posts) Here are in a single page all the steps I needed to make it work in Ubuntu 14.04 (via xsane).

connect the scanner

ensure it is recognized


in teh output, search for the Canon device

Bus 003 Device 003: ID 04a9:190f Canon, Inc.

ensure your user has access to the bus (otherwise  you'll have to launch everytime  xsane as root)

    sudo chmod u+w /dev/bus/usb//

in my case

 sudo chmod u+w /dev/bus/usb/003/003

Then, add this ppa to install latest version of xsane

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rolfbensch/sane-git

and install xsane

    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install gocr libsane-extras xsane-common xsane

if you have problems, install a couple of additional packets with

    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install gocr libusb-dev libsane-dev libsane-extras xsane-common xsane

now you can run


 and the scanner is working!