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Old 10-25-2011, 05:19 PM   #1
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scanning in linux


I run Mepis 11, Ubuntu 10.10, and Windows XP Home...all 32 bit.

I have no problems scanning in XP but haven't figured out how to use my HP 6500 All-in-one as a scanner in any Linux distro. I clicked on similar threads.

I have sane and xsane installed. In Mepis when I try to scan it seems to try to scan to a camera (which I don't have). How do I get xsane to see the HP 6500?

Can someone point me towards something that will advise me?

edit...
All the above is one one computer. I am not networked.

Last edited by houndhen; 10-25-2011 at 05:31 PM. Reason: more info
 
Old 10-25-2011, 06:29 PM   #2
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How is the device connected? If via USB then does 'lsusb' show it? And does 'scanimage -L'?
 
Old 10-25-2011, 06:37 PM   #3
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How is the device connected? If via USB then does 'lsusb' show it? And does 'scanimage -L'?
It is connected by USB. I failed mention that I am a gui person and would have no idea of how to start to scan from the command line.
 
Old 10-25-2011, 06:42 PM   #4
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Open a terminal window. Use Sudo or su to root if necessary to execute these commands. Search LQ or the 'net and check the manual page if unsure, ex: 'man lsusb; man scanimage'.
 
Old 10-25-2011, 07:58 PM   #5
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What output do you get when you run the command suggested above in a terminal: scanimage -L

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I am a gui person and would have no idea of how to start to scan from the command line.
Open a terminal and type xsane. It should start the GUI interface. If it doesn't, try /usr/bin/xsane
 
Old 10-25-2011, 09:43 PM   #6
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Install HPLIP and the HPLIP-GUI (in some cases, they are two separate packages).

Then run the GUI (hp-toolbox from the command line) and have it discover the printer. HPLIP has not failed me yet with an HP printer.
 
Old 10-25-2011, 09:57 PM   #7
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Install HPLIP and the HPLIP-GUI (in some cases, they are two separate packages).

Then run the GUI (hp-toolbox from the command line) and have it discover the printer. HPLIP has not failed me yet with an HP printer.
Thanks. I will deal with it tomorrow. Late night trying to deal with HP about a printer problem but will post back tomorrow.
 
Old 10-25-2011, 11:43 PM   #8
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Have you had a look at this yet? Or for a few $s: VueScan.

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Old 10-26-2011, 09:02 AM   #9
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Sorry for the delay. Thanks for all the help.

I installed HPLIP and HPLIP-GUI.

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.

Code:
hal-ubuntu@harold:~$ hp-toolbox

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.
Code:
hal-ubuntu@harold:~$ lsusb
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
Code:
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).
Code:
hal-ubuntu@harold:~$ sane-find-scanner

  # 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
  # necessary.
 
Old 10-26-2011, 09:06 AM   #10
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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.

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