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Old 12-23-2013, 06:12 PM   #1
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HP 4110 as network printer with raspbian; but how to use now the scanner function?

I installed a raspberry PI with raspbian in my home network.
I connected a hp 4110 printer to it in order to make that printer available to all pc in the house. It works (1 test was positive with a asus ubuntu 12.04 notebook).
But now, how to use the scan function of that printer?
I used the programm "simple scan" before (with the printer connected with usb direct to a PC); but now, how to still use the scan function of that printer when it is as network printer?.
Perhaps I should connect to the raspberry pi with ssh and start any "simple scan" command line?
Any idea for a remote command from any pc in the house for scanning is welcome.
Old 12-23-2013, 09:30 PM   #2
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The problem with "all in one" devices is the scanner's api is either proprietary or no SANE driver for it. It's made more complicated by regular changes to the firmware providers for all-in-one-imaging devices and the simple fact the scanner is behind a normally proprietary controller.

Maybe things are different with your model, but that's been my experience. That's not a direct criticism of HP who provides an **enormous** amount of support and resources for linux imaging compared to an Epson or Canon.
Old 12-31-2013, 11:41 AM   #3
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I am progressing a bit using and

I am still not able to connect the scanner because it seems it is not recognized from a client..

> telnet 6566
Connected to
Escape character is '^]'.

^[^CConnection closed by foreign host.
I connect to my raspberry server (which has the scanner connected) with "ssh pi@"
pi@'s password:
Linux raspberrypi 3.10.24+ #614 PREEMPT Thu Dec 19 20:38:42 GMT 2013 armv6l

The programs included with the Debian GNU/Linux system are free software;
the exact distribution terms for each program are described in the
individual files in /usr/share/doc/*/copyright.

Debian GNU/Linux comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY, to the extent
permitted by applicable law.
Last login: Tue Dec 31 16:12:16 2013 from ubuntu64.local
pi@raspberrypi ~ $ cat /etc/hosts
Quote: localhost
::1 localhost ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
fe00::0 ip6-localnet
ff00::0 ip6-mcastprefix
ff02::1 ip6-allnodes
ff02::2 ip6-allrouters raspberrypi
pi@raspberrypi ~ $ sudo scanimage -L
device `hpaio:/usb/officejet_4100_series?serial=MY34NB128G4Z' is a Hewlett-Packard officejet_4100_series all-in-one
In the second link above it is indicated I should go to a forum if the scanner is not recognized.. So, I am here.

in the raspberry the /etc/sane.d/saned.conf is

I am working from a client laptop with local IP (all PCs in the house have an IP 192.168.178.xx)

Any suggestion is welcome.

Last edited by floppy_stuttgart; 12-31-2013 at 11:48 AM.
Old 01-01-2014, 10:28 AM   #4
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with following ...

a) put all IPs of the PCs into /etc/sane.d/saned.conf (not sure it helps)
# all 3 PCs in the house

b) edit the sane dev rule and include the scanner which was missing
sudo nano /lib/udev/rules.d/60-libsane.rules
# Hewlett-Packard officejet_4100_series serial=MY34NB128G4Z is a Hewlett-Packard officejet_4100_series all-in-one
ATTRS{idVendor}=="03f0", ATTRS{idProduct}=="3111", ENV{libsane_matched}="yes"


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