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Below are the commands run from CL and the results. Looks like it was found with the 'sane-find-scanner' command but the 'scanimage -L' command still doesn't do anything.
HP Linux Imaging and Printing System (ver. 3.11.7)
HP Device Manager ver. 15.0
Copyright (c) 2001-9 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, LP
This software comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
This is free software, and you are welcome to distribute it
under certain conditions. See COPYING file for more details.
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 03f0:5512 Hewlett-Packard
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 046d:081a Logitech, Inc.
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 045e:0040 Microsoft Corp. Wheel Mouse Optical
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
hal-ubuntu@harold:~$ scanimage -L
No scanners were identified. If you were expecting something different,
check that the scanner is plugged in, turned on and detected by the
sane-find-scanner tool (if appropriate). Please read the documentation
which came with this software (README, FAQ, manpages).
# sane-find-scanner will now attempt to detect your scanner. If the
# result is different from what you expected, first make sure your
# scanner is powered up and properly connected to your computer.
# No SCSI scanners found. If you expected something different, make sure that
# you have loaded a kernel SCSI driver for your SCSI adapter.
found USB scanner (vendor=0x03f0 [HP], product=0x5512 [Officejet 6500 E710a-f]) at libusb:001:005
# Your USB scanner was (probably) detected. It may or may not be supported by
# SANE. Try scanimage -L and read the backend's manpage.
# Not checking for parallel port scanners.
# Most Scanners connected to the parallel port or other proprietary ports
# can't be detected by this program.
# You may want to run this program as root to find all devices. Once you
# found the scanner devices, be sure to adjust access permissions as
Have you had a look at this yet? Or for a few $s: VueScan.
Looking at it now. As stated in prior post, I just installed HPLIP and HPLIP-GUI.
They have a newer version available but not sure I would want to mix versions of HPLIP and HPLIP-GUI. Did a search for a new version of HPLIP-GUI but none showed up.