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Old 09-03-2010, 08:18 AM   #1
siva balan
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i have hp 8200 flatbed scanner.but i am clueless to connect it with my fedora12 system.please guide me.
 
Old 09-03-2010, 08:46 AM   #2
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If not installed you should need hplip package for HP printers and scanners. You should also need SANE package for handling scanning. The frontend is XSANE. You can also use simple-scan for scanning.
 
Old 09-03-2010, 09:03 AM   #3
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It appears that your Scanjet 8200 is supported in xsane; see http://www.sane-project.org/sane-backends.html. This is good -- xsane is the scanner utility you'll most likely want to use.

Take a look at http://www.xsane.org/ for information about xsane, which may already be on your system (or use your distribution package manager to get and install it if not). You will also want he HPLIP utility if it is not installed.

You will most likely need to add your user account to the lp and scanner groups in /etc/group; you can check to see if you're already in those groups with the groups utility; e..g.,
Code:
groups
users lp floppy audio video cdrom plugdev power usbfs netdev scanner vboxusers cvs
The above are the groups my account belongs to on my system, it's unlikely that yours will be the same but you're only looking for lp and scanner in the list. If you're not already in those two groups, you can add your account to them with the usermod utility (you must be super user to do this):
Code:
usermod -G -a lp,scanner your_user_name
Check your man page to make sure that the above syntax is correct for your distribution.

Then, you should be able to simply connect the scanner, turn it on, start xsane and configure it for use with your scanner (it's a GUI interface).

Hope this helps some.

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