I have an old Canon LiDE 90 scanner that works with no problem under Windows 7. Currently I am in a process of switching from Windows (7) to Ubuntu (18.10). One of my problems is that I cannot use my scanner in Ubuntu. When I connect this scanner to Ubuntu it is not recognized by the scanner software that comes with Ubuntu. I know that my scanner is not supported by the Sane Project in Linux: http://www.sane-project.org/unsupported/canon-lide-90.html
I tried to use it under Wine, but I was not able to install the Windows drivers and the application software coming with the scanner: both give errors during installation.
lsusb output for this scanner is:
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 04a9:1900 Canon, Inc. CanoScan LiDE 90
The last lines relevant to this device as output by
sane-find-scanner -v -v command are like this:
<This USB chip looks like a GL842 (result from sane-backends 1.0.27)> found USB scanner (vendor=0x04a9 [Canon], product=0x1900 [CanoScan], chip=GL842) at libusb:001:006
Is there any workaround that I can use?