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Re: SANE Support in Fedora 9 for HP



On Tue, Nov 04, 2008 at 11:55:48PM -0500, Jeff Maxwell wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-11-03 at 22:00 -0500, Sam Varshavchik wrote:
> > Jeff Maxwell writes:
> > 
> > > I have a very old HP OfficeJet 630 parallel port multifunction
> > > printer/scanner/fax machine.  
> > > 
> > > Prior to Fedora 9, I had no problems with xsane/sane recognizing the
> > > scanner function.
> > > 
> > > After installing Fedora 9 and going to the Software Add to include the
> > > HP support for sane, xsane still can not find my device.
> > > 
> > > I have installed it as a printer without any issues.
> > 
> > This scanner is not listed as a supported scanner by sane:
> > 
> > http://www.sane-project.org/sane-supported-devices.html
> > 
> > 
> > However, googling around suggests that there's some support in hplip:
> > 
> > http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/models/officejet/officejet_series_630.html
> > 
> > Make sure you have the hplip rpm installed.
> 
> It seems that the issue is between "root" and my local user.  If I sign
> on under "root", the HP Device application has no problem finding my
> OfficeJet.  Nor does it have any problems with the scan function.  
> 
> If I am signed on as my local user, the system is unable to communicate
> with the printer.
> 
> I did find that while going through the set up process for the printer
> under my local sign in, that it asked for my password.  After typing it
> in several times, I hit the cancel button.
> 
> There may be a disconnect where by the application is unable to
> recognize my local sign on password.

Is it possible you need the libsane-hpaio package installed?

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