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Old 07-22-2012, 04:29 PM   #1
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Question HP 4010 scanner - no light when scanning

I have an HP 4010 flatbed scanner that works fine when I boot to Windows, but when I boot to Wheezy and try to scan, the scanner lamp does not turn on for the scan. I've tried Skanlite (I'm on KDE4) and XSane, and either software will scan an image, the scanner's light bar moves, and the image will capture to Skanlite, XSane or even Gimp. The scanned image looks like it has good detail except the lamp doesn't come on, so the scanned image is dark (obviously). I've checked the scanning software settings but I can't find any setting the lights up the lamp. Does anyone have a possible solution for this?
Old 07-23-2012, 02:41 PM   #2
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I don't have a solution, however I do have an HP G4010 working fine in Slackware 13.37.

What I find curious is the light not coming on, and you get an image. I would have guessed you would either get nothing, or a black image.

FWIW, on my 64 bit system, I have x-sane 0.998 and sane version 1.0.22 installed. My light comes on as soon as I turn the flatbed on with the power switch. Sane does not turn it off, so I have to make sure I power the flatbed off after use.

I'm using the genesys backend. From lsusb;
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 03f0:4505 Hewlett-Packard ScanJet G4010
Debain is slow at making newer versions available, at least that is what I have read. Any chance you have older levels of sane?



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