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Old 05-08-2008, 08:05 AM   #1
Danny Cadwallen
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As a newbie to Linux I was struggling to get my printer going. I had absolutly no idea how to do this. I am using a dual operating system, XP and Debian 4 Etch, a brilliant operating system. When I compare this to Windows XP, Debian is by far superior and much more reliable. Anyway back to the printer. I've got a 3 in one HP2180. I got my printer going by trial and error.I finally stumbled across a driver that did the job and I am really happy with the results. However the scanner is a different matter. If anyone can help me get my scanner going and allow me to be finally free of Windows. I would be eternally grateful. Danny
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Do you have HPLIP installed? Have you tried SANE (or maybe XSANE)? Did you look at the HP website?

For printers and scanners and such, HP is #1 in terms of Linux support.
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I installed sane lib-sane sane-utils python-imaging-sane gimp2.0-quiteinsane
Then the command sane-find-scanner was enough to get me started.
kooka is the (KDE) application that I use to make scans with. It works well.


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