Thursday, September 15, 2016

Scan with Canon Printer pixma mg2450

The system app for scanning will not work for this scanner, but the driver installs its own app, runnable with the command:

scangearmp

So, to get a launcher fot it:
 
sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/scan.desktop

and pasting this:
 
[Desktop Entry]
Categories=Graphics;Scanning;
Exec=scangearmp
Icon=scanner
Name=Scan with Canon Pixma mg2450
Type=Application
 
possibly making it executable

sudo chmod +x /usr/share/applications/scan.desktop