The Canon Pixma MG2450 printer has an integrated scanner that should work with a tool like Simple Scan (or
xsane or Skanlite).
There are two sets of drivers (provided by Canon as deb files): two drivers for the printer (
cnijfilter-mg2400series) and two for the scanner (
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.
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
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.
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
Note: Use and implement solution 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂