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Old 06-16-2005, 09:10 PM   #1
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I think that's the order things occur when you attempt to get your scanner working on FC3.

I have an HP PSC 2175 scanner

I installed the hpojj software from and all is well with that.

I uncommented the #hpoj line in the ../sane.d/dll.conf

I installed the ptal libraries and all is well there too.

When I run 'ptal-init setup' and say yes to USB support it detetcs me scanner and displays the following:

Probe for USB-connected devices ([y]/n)? y

Probing "/dev/usb/lp0"...
Found "PSC 2170 Series"
with serial number "MY34QC485B73".
This device is already set up as "mlc:usb:PSC_2170_Series".

Probing "%004%001"...
No device found.

Probing "%003%003"...
No device found.

Probing "%003%002"...
No device found.

Probing "%003%001"...
No device found.

Probing "%002%001"...
No device found.

Probing "%001%001"...
No device found.

blah blah blah


Starting the HP OfficeJet Linux driver.

And then back to the prompt, as if everything is ok.

So then I run xsane as root (it says not to, but whatever). I did this right after I installed the hpojj software and it sent a print page that said "HP-SCAN", but then just left my printer blinking and the xsane GUI prompted me and said no scanner can be found.

scanimage -L says nothing is found:

"""""No scanners were identified. If you were expecting something different,........"""""

sane-fine-scanner says this:


# No SCSI scanners found. If you expected something different, make sure that
# you have loaded a SCSI driver for your SCSI adapter.
# Also you need support for SCSI Generic (sg) in your operating system.
# If using Linux, try "modprobe sg".

found USB scanner (vendor=0x03f0 [Hewlett-Packard], product=0x2b11 [PSC 2170 Series]) at libusb:003:003
# Your USB scanner was (probably) detected. It may or may not be supported by
# SANE. Try scanimage -L and read the backend's manpage.

# Not checking for parallel port scanners.

# Most Scanners connected to the parallel port or other proprietary ports
# can't be detected by this program.

And lastly my ../sane.d/hp.conf looks like this(excerpt of course):

#new hp added
# USB-scanners supported by the hp-backend
# HP OfficeJet PSC 2175
usb 0x03f0 0x2b11

Any suggestions??? It seems all the software is working correctly, so I suspect my hp.conf isn't right. I can't find anything that explains how to enter data into this file, so i used config i found online.
Old 06-16-2005, 09:14 PM   #2
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Well, just like i's realy INSANE and NOT SANE!

I turned off my printer and turned it back on...went into staroffice >> insert pic from scanner and lo and behold, my scanner was there and it scanned just fine!
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