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Re: SANE Support in Fedora 9 for HP



On Wed, 2008-11-05 at 10:17 -0500, Paul W. Frields wrote:
> 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?

It is installed.  The curious situation is that I am able to use the
OfficeJet while signed on as "root" but not as my local user.  There
must be some setting that I am missing which allows the OfficeJet to be
used by others on the machine when they sign on as there normal user.
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