Install and share the Canon Pixma MX395 Scanner with Sane

Found a Pixma MX395 at 27€ yesterday… It’s quite easy to find the Canon debian package to install the printer (use these one and not the included) and “scangearmp” which is the specific tool from Canon to scan, but it is not standard, and do not allow to share your scanner on the network through SANE.

The current version of sane do not support that printer, so you’ll need to use an updated one. Do :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rolfbensch/sane-git
sudo apt-get install sane sane-utils libsane

And it’s up !

scangearmp -L should show your scanner :
scanimage -L < ~ [14:04:02] device `v4l:/dev/video0' is a Noname USB2.0 Camera virtual device device `pixma:04A91766_21F9AD' is a CANON Canon PIXMA MX390 Series multi-function peripheral

Also edit /etc/sane.d/saned.cong to add the network subnet which can access the scanner :
10.0.0.0/24
[2a02:578:3fe:8139::]/64

For me. Do not forget the IPv6 address, of course 😉

Then on your client, install sane and edit /etc/sane.d/net.conf to add the server address :
10.0.0.1

And if you run scanimage -L on your client you should now see the remote scanner :
scanimage -L
device `v4l:/dev/video0' is a Noname USB2.0 UVC HD Webcam virtual device
device `net:10.0.0.1:v4l:/dev/video0' is a Noname USB2.0 Camera virtual device
device `net:10.0.0.1:pixma:04A91766_21F9AD' is a CANON Canon PIXMA MX390 Series multi-function peripheral

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