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Old 06-20-2005, 07:22 PM   #1
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Unhappy To SCAN or not to SCAN? HP750xi Suse 9.2 Pro

I've looked, and looked, and tried,and tried and looked.....ect. Still no scanning for me.
Suse 9.2 pro
USB Connection
KDE 3.3

Printing is fine, if I install the printer as just a printer.
I need to scan. I'm still new so if you have any ideas or just plain know how to make it work (PLEASE GOD) please put it in terms I can understand. Thanks in advance!

PS. I have checked the threads here and can't seem to get any of the solutions working for me. If I have overlooked a working solution I apologize in advance.

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Old 06-20-2005, 07:52 PM   #2
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suse has drivers for hp all-in-one devices.i just can't remember if they are under the online update or add remove software.
google turned up this:
it's a solution for 9.3,but should still work as a starting point.

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Old 06-20-2005, 08:34 PM   #3
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tried that, no go?
Old 06-22-2005, 09:58 AM   #4
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You need something called hpoj (maybe ptal). First install those packages with that YAST thing. I assume you have a PSC 750. Make sure the sane and xsane packages are installed too.

Then open a console, switch on your PSC and type

(root password)
ptal-init setup

there will be a "wizard" guiding you. At the end the program should detect your printer. Then type:

ptal-init stop
ptal-init start
kwrite /etc/sane.d/dll.conf

Here make sure that at the end of the file the line "hpoj" is uncommented (no # sign). Otherwise uncomment and save. Maybe the file dll.conf is located somewhere else. In this case find it and change the "kwrite" line above accordingly.

Reboot your machine. During the boot, check if ptal is started. Otherwise find how to start services in Suse.

Finally, launch Kcontrol and go to "printers". Select your PSC 750 and open the part where you can change interfaces (USB, Parallel, network, etc.). Do NOT select USB printer but "other interface" (don't remember the exact term, but you will find it). Then you will have to choose from a list the "ptal mlc:****" entry . If you don't do that, you won't be able to print any more!

Check if everything works by launching XSane, it should detect the scanner now.
Old 06-22-2005, 05:02 PM   #5
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Thank You very much!

I am finally scanning!

I read your reply at work this morning, and had to wait all day to get home and try it. It was worth the wait!

Thanks Again!


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