I have an old scanner, the CanoScan LiDE 80, that stayed for years (maybe a decade) in my cabinet (a cabinet with old computer stuff).
This scanner was working when I was on Windows XP / Vista 32 bit, but when I switched to Apple in 2010-11 (64 bit) it didn’t work anymore, and Canon never put out a driver for 64 bit OS.
Recently my wife cleans up the cabinet and asks me if we can throw the scanner (it’s her way to tell me that we need a scanner).
I told her yes as it does not work with modern operating systems.
Then, a thought crossed my mind to try it to be sure not to have any regrets (I am on Ubuntu-MATE 16.04.3 LTS).
So with no hopes, I plug it into the computer via USB, no light, no noise, nothing happens.
I go to Applications/Graphics/Simple Scan, the software open and I click on the button “Scan”…
Bzzzz, squzz…tzzz, zzzzzzzzzzz… It’s Working!!
Straight out of the box, it Scans as it always has scanned!
We do now have a working Scanner at home!
So if you have an old CanoScan LiDE 80 don’t throw it away, it works straight out of the box on |Ubuntu-MATE 16.04.3 LTS (Thanks to the team of UM)