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hplip hpaio sane setup

Posted 08-17-2009 at 09:39 PM by lumak

I have a PSC 1610 All-in-one printer that always gets auto recognized when I scan for it as root but I always forget how to configure it for regular users.

1. add "usb 0x03f0 0x4811" to /etc/sane.d/hpaio.conf
2. ensure 'hpaio' is uncommented in /etc/sane.d/dll.conf
3. ensure the user is added to the 'lp' group! or whatever group owns the device.


My device is /dev/lp0.
you can type "ls -l /dev/* | grep lp" to see if your printer/scanner was auto detected and configured by Hal.

There are various ways to find the values for step 1. the first number is the vendor ID and is more than likely going to be 0x03f0 for this driver.
dmesg | grep -i 0x03F0
dmesg | grep -i printer
dmesg | grep -i lp0

as a last resort try going through /sys/bus/usb/devices and trying to find the correct vendor and product id's in idVendor idProduct and serial if you know it (scanimage -L, as root)

Hope that helps somebody aside from me when I need to set it up again!
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