Canon canoscan lide 120 aaarrrggghhh!!!!

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  1. windsman

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    #1 windsman, Jan 23, 2016
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    I 'm having trouble to install this scanner on Linuxmint 17.3 Cinnamon.

    First of all when i plug-it nothing is detected (printers and others have no problem).

    Tried , xsane, vuescan (Hamrick software), nothing.

    ??????

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  2. Michaela Joy

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    I had a Canoscan LIDE 130 a while ago. I remember that it was sensitive to USB power. I couldn't get it to work on my laptop without a powered USB hub.

    Have you tried it on Windows?
     
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  3. windsman

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    #3 windsman, Jan 23, 2016
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    Yes, i use it on Windows without problem.

    windsman.

    Up: I've just try right now with a powered usb hub with no luck.
     
  4. Michaela Joy

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  5. windsman

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    Lide 150:eek: are you sure is not Lide 50.


    Unfortunately it seems that is not compatible.

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  6. Michaela Joy

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    Sorry :eek:

    I changed the post too.
     
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  8. windsman

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    #8 windsman, Jan 24, 2016
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    Unfortunately it doesn't work on two machines with linux system, one installed in Uefi and one legacy.

    I guess there is something with the Ac-power, which this lide 120 doesn't have it on board, just one usb 2.0 cable.
    I will try to install the Lide 20 scanner instead(have one in stock), this one is powered.

    Meanwhile, i will continue searching and post here if i found a solution.

    Thanks John and MJ for your support.

    windsman.
     
  9. windsman

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    not working sebus:cheers:
     
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  11. sebus

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    One of many reasons people do use Windows...
     
  12. Michaela Joy

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    I give props to the folks who write Linux drivers. They almost never get paid, and their only thanks is seeing people happy.
    In this money driven world, there's a lot to be said for that mindset. :)
     
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  13. SOCRATE_MMXII

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    Can be used in Linux only with a Windows VM. ;)
     
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  14. vitek

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    If it doesn't work under Linux running natively, only when running in a VM on a windows machine...

    Is it possible the driver/software is downloading the firmware to the device each time?

    I have seen this behaviour on some professional and industrial equipment:

    Saleae Logic 8 (and USBee) - Software looks for the VID/PID and then downloads the firmware into RAM over the USB 2.0 connection.
    MicroCraft EMMA Probe Machines - Every time the equipment is turned on, the HEX file gets uploaded over USB (takes almost a minute).

    Seems to be Intellectual Property protection of sorts...