On Thu, 2017-10-26 at 22:38 -0400, Fred Smith wrote:
You may wish to check out www.hamrick.com
. they have an application
named vuescan that they claim to work with a huge number of scanners
on Linux. scroll to the bottom of the page and click on "supported scanners"
then click on "canon scanner drivers".
If I may chip in here: the vuescan software doesn't even see my 35mm
slide scanner, which uses an obscure chip from Microdia (USB code
0c45:6353), even though xsane does see it. Unfortunately xsane can't
drive the scanner at full resolution so I still need the proprietary
driver using a VM, and now that has stopped working as well :-(