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Old 05-07-2005, 01:43 PM   #1
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HP PSC 1355 scanner in Linux?


Is it possible to get this multi-function device's scanner working in Mandrake 10.1? I have installed Xsane, Kooka, all the backends and HPOJ-driver & service. It still doesn't get recognized.

The included printer works fine, though.
 
Old 05-08-2005, 01:45 PM   #2
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Yes you can.
Check first you have sane installed, Xsane is just a frontend for sane.
Also check ptal-init starts before cups as opposite to what suggested in the official HPOJ documentation.
Hope this helps
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Old 05-09-2005, 01:21 AM   #3
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Check first you have sane installed, Xsane is just a frontend for sane.
Also check ptal-init starts before cups as opposite to what suggested in the official HPOJ documentation.
Sane and all backends are installed.

But I didn't quite understand what do you mean or what is "ptal-init"?

I guess I install this (scanner too) from Printerdrake in Mandrake, not from Scannerdrake like normal scanners?
 
Old 05-09-2005, 09:05 AM   #4
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hpoj is a "driver package" that installs some scripts in your /etc/rc.d/init.d directory.
The script starting hpoj is called ptal-init and necessarely it must be started at boot time.
I'm not very experienced with Mandrake, but as far i can remember you should have somewhere an rc.3 and rc.5 directories.
Those directories contain the scripts ( or better links to the scripts) starting the corresponding services for runlevels 3 and 5.
You'll find several scripts with a leading S followed by a number. These dirctories are lexically parsed, so if you need one script to be started before one other just give it a lower number. Ptal-init should be started after cups (I was wrong in my previous post).
Hope this helps
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Old 05-09-2005, 11:51 AM   #5
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OK, understood and clear. Thank you for your help.

I'm familiar with the boot scripts, just didn't know the HPOJ-service was called ptal-init. Will check again if I get it working in few days (the computer is far away).
 
Old 05-12-2005, 10:16 AM   #6
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OK, works great after installing it from PrinterDrake!
 
Old 02-21-2006, 05:13 PM   #7
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How do you get it to photocopy ?
I can print but I can not photocopy using Knoppix 3.9.
 
  


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