A friend of mine got the canon pixma MG5750 printer, the problem is the scanner is not getting detected either in simple scan or in the canon scanner program.
First time I’ve had to try this so my approach was a bit scattered. Anyway the printer itself works with the inbuilt drivers. The oem software scannergearmp didn’t work.
sudo sane-find-drivers shows pics up the scanner, take out sudo and its not seen. I followed a tutorial which I can’t seem to find at the moment. It said to add, “usb company number model number” in a printer config file.
Next I used this to install the needed software via synaptic.
After that I installed the oem printer driver and that it when the scan gear program appeared, but even though it will print, it wont see the scanner.
It seems strange that I can only see the scanner while an admin.
Since then I have found advice to install the nightly sane software via ppa.
I need as many things to try when I go back next to sort the issue. It seems to be a printer lots of people have had an issue with and have got to work.
Hopefully I’ve been clear, if not ask away.