Is the scanner Canon Pixma MG2450 working in Ubuntu?

The Canon Pixma MG2450 printer has an integrated scanner that should work with a tool like Simple Scan (or xsane or Skanlite).

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There are two sets of drivers (provided by Canon as deb files): two drivers for the printer (cnijfilter-commonand cnijfilter-mg2400series) and two for the scanner (scangearmp-common and scangearmp-mg2400series). All drivers can be installed just fine, the printer works, but the scanner is not detected.

As seen here, the Canon Pixma 2400 series is supported.

How can I use this 2 in 1 scanner / printer?


I have tried to use Xubuntu, Kubuntu and Lubuntu, eOS and Mint, and got the same negative results.

Note that the scanner works in Windows.

How can I get it working?

Here is Solutions:

We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first solution because it is tested & true solution that will 100% work for you.

Solution 1

The drivers already mentioned in the question are just fine, only they cannot be used with the Simple San or Xsane tools, but they install a tool called ScanGear that can be launched with the command scangearmp.

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Outputs: png, pdf, pnm.

To add a .desktop launcher for that:

sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/scan.desktop

and paste this:

[Desktop Entry]
Categories=Graphics;Scanning;
Exec=scangearmp
Icon=scanner
Name=Scan
Type=Application

The same can be used within Gimp: File/Create/ScanGear MP, but ScanGear does not need Gimp in order to work.

Sources are linked in my other answer.

Solution 2

I suggest adding the SANE daily build ppa to your system and updating. This gained functionality of a Canon multifunction printer/scanner on our system in xsane. Everything works except the document feeder, which I have posted a separate question about. If Canon provides scangearmp2 for your printer, does that work? It works on our system, including document feeder, but has a limited feature set compared to xsane.

Note: Use and implement solution 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂

All methods was sourced from stackoverflow.com or stackexchange.com, is licensed under cc by-sa 2.5, cc by-sa 3.0 and cc by-sa 4.0

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