I did similar to comment #5 but what follows is an updated package list
to install:-

At the time of writing this, these 3 packages need to be downloaded and


The first two packages can be found in the Debian experimental libs at
this link https://packages.debian.org/experimental/libs/

The last package I found in this link

In some cases you may need to navigate to an ftp mirror site to actually
download. Once downloaded, simply install each package as root i.e sudo
dpkg -i package

I have tested with simple-scan, xsane, and scangearmp and all works

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  simple-scan doesn't work with MG5350 anymore (wifi)

Status in simple-scan package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Was working very fine until I upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04 to 15.10

  Ubuntu 15.10 64bits

  $ simple-scan -d
  [+0,00s] DEBUG: simple-scan.vala:674: Starting Simple Scan 3.18.1, PID=7498
  [+0,00s] DEBUG: Connecting to session manager
  [+0,05s] DEBUG: ui.vala:2018: Loading state from 
  [+0,05s] DEBUG: ui.vala:1986: Restoring window to 883x400 pixels
  [+0,05s] DEBUG: autosave-manager.vala:64: Loading autosave information
  [+0,05s] DEBUG: autosave-manager.vala:259: Waiting to autosave...
  [+0,05s] CRITICAL: gtk_event_controller_reset: assertion 
'GTK_IS_EVENT_CONTROLLER (controller)' failed
  [+0,08s] DEBUG: scanner.vala:1446: sane_init () -> SANE_STATUS_GOOD
  [+0,08s] DEBUG: scanner.vala:1452: SANE version 1.0.25
  [+0,08s] DEBUG: scanner.vala:1513: Requesting redetection of scan devices
  [+0,08s] DEBUG: scanner.vala:802: Processing request
  [+0,15s] DEBUG: autosave-manager.vala:281: Autosaving book information
  [+0,19s] DEBUG: ui.vala:2109: Saving state to 
  [+3,75s] DEBUG: simple-scan.vala:404: Requesting scan at 150 dpi from device 
  [+3,75s] DEBUG: scanner.vala:1559: Scanner.scan ("(null)", dpi=150, 
scan_mode=ScanMode.GRAY, depth=2, type=ScanType.SINGLE, paper_width=0, 
paper_height=0, brightness=0, contrast=0)
  [+4,34s] DEBUG: scanner.vala:338: sane_get_devices () -> SANE_STATUS_GOOD
  [+4,34s] DEBUG: scanner.vala:350: Device: name="pixma:MG5300_192.168.1.83" 
vendor="CANON" model="Canon PIXMA MG5300" type="multi-function peripheral"
  [+4,34s] DEBUG: scanner.vala:802: Processing request
  [bjnp] udp_command: ERROR - no data received
  [bjnp] bjnp_init_device_structure: Cannot read mac address, skipping this 
  [+17,00s] DEBUG: scanner.vala:863: sane_open ("pixma:MG5300_192.168.1.83") -> 
  [+17,00s] WARNING: scanner.vala:867: Unable to get open device: Invalid 
  [+17,10s] DEBUG: ui.vala:2109: Saving state to 
  [+82,44s] DEBUG: ui.vala:2109: Saving state to 
  [+125,63s] DEBUG: ui.vala:2109: Saving state to 
  [+130,72s] DEBUG: autosave-manager.vala:195: Deleting autosave records
  [+130,72s] DEBUG: scanner.vala:1586: Stopping scan thread
  [+130,72s] DEBUG: scanner.vala:802: Processing request
  [+130,73s] DEBUG: scanner.vala:1597: sane_exit ()

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