[Slackbuilds-users] Pixma driver module for Canon scanner

Christoph Willing chris.willing at linux.com
Fri Jan 10 05:06:14 UTC 2020

On 10/1/20 2:55 pm, Christoph Willing wrote:
> On 10/1/20 10:22 am, Rich Shepard wrote:
>> I sent this directly to Chris but it was rejected.
> Sorry about that - I don't know why
>> I bought a Canon CanoScan LiDE 400. The SANE supported devices page says
>> it's completely supported using the pixma module.
> I think they're referring to their own (sane-pixma) "module" in their
> software, not an actual kernel module.
>> I just built and installed your pixma SBo package.
>> sane-find-scanner shows
>> found USB scanner (vendor=0x2e04, product=0xc025) at libusb:001:028
>> found USB scanner (vendor=0x04a9 [Canon], product=0x1912 [LiDE 400]) at
>> libusb:001:032
>> scanimage -L shows
>> No scanners were identified.
>> modprobe cannot load the module:
>> # modprobe pixma
>> modprobe: FATAL: Module pixma not found in directory /lib/modules/4.19.84
> As above - no kernel module involved.
> What you need is a suitable driver. There are (at least) two SBo
> SlackBuilds for drivers covering different Pixma printer/scanners,
> namely system/pixma and system/cnijfilter2 but I don't thinks either of
> these is suitable for your scanner (check each README - I don't see your
> device listed).
> I used to have an earlier model CanoScan LiDE scanner for which I think
> I used the supplied driver on the CD (was a long time ago). To obtain
> the latest driver in your case, I suggest downloading from:
> "https://www.canon.co.uk/support/consumer_products/products/scanners/lide_series/canoscan-lide-400.html?type=drivers&language=en&os=linux%20(64-bit)"
> from where Linux driver packages are available in .deb, .rpm and source
> formats. You'll have to wrangle one of those to install.

I just dug up my old scanner (CanoScan LiDE 60) and plugged it in, after
which XSane detected it immediately on startup without any additional
driver being installed. Have you tried XSane? Also:

chris at d7:~$ scanimage -L
device `genesys:libusb:001:004' is a Canon LiDE 60 flatbed scanner
device `epson2:net:' is a Epson PID 08C4 flatbed scanner
device `epson2:libusb:002:003' is a Epson PID 08C4 flatbed scanner

Just to reiterate - that result is without any Canon-specific driver
added by me.


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