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Old 05-03-2003, 02:08 PM   #1
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Unhappy HP ScanJet 5300C scanner with SuSE 8.1

Has anyone been able to make an HP Scanjet 5300C work with SuSE 8.1?

I've been all round SANE - and out the other side. I've tried the articles in the April 2003 issue of Linux Journal, and in the December 2002 issue of Linux Format. I've downloaded the Yolux tutorial : Scanners and Linux, and the FAQs about SANE hp-backend. I've consulted several Sane pages from the SuSE manual.

I can make none of them work - at least partly because they do not give step-by-step instructions. They're all so varied and inconsistent: one moment giving actual commands, the next speaking in generalities, such as: 'To build the backends package, it's a simple case of unpacking the tarball and performing the usual configure/make incantation.' and: ''s time to choose the backend driver. For most scanners you can make educated guesses from the SANE website supported-hardware list.'

As a newbie, such 'instructions leave me, not only cold, but fumimgly frustrated.

Can anyone help, please?

old codger


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