How to use Canon's CanoScan LiDE 90 scanner in Ubuntu?

by FedonKadifeli   Last Updated March 23, 2019 12:02 PM

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:

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.

The 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?

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