Monday, May 4, 2015

Setup Canon MX450 series scanner in linux 14.04

The "Simple Scan" in linux doesn't work with  Canon MX450 series. But the  ScanGear driver provides a tool to use that scanner with linux .

1. Download the debian package archive from here.
2. Extract the archive.
>tar -xvf scangearmp-mx450series-2.10-1-deb.tar.gz
3. Go inside the scangearmp-mx450series-2.10-1-deb directory from command window.
4. Change permission to execute the install.sh
> sudo chmod a+x install.sh
5. Execute the install.sh
> ./install.sh 
6. Connect your scanner to machine (USB) and execute the following command to open the GUI.
> scangearmp &