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Re: OfficeJet 6200 Series Scanning and Faxing on F10

On Sat, 2008-11-29 at 17:19 +0200, Gilboa Davara wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-11-28 at 10:51 -0700, Christopher A. Williams wrote:

> > Next, I'd like to be able to use the fax features. I never tried this in
> > F9 - I just assumed it would work since it found the fax features via
> > the printer setup automatically. But in F10 this also seems to be
> > non-existent.
> > 
> > Can someone point me to the relevant packages or magic incantation to
> > make this stuff work?
> > 
> I'm using OfficeJet J5783 on F9 and it works just fine.
> Two questions.
> A. Scanner: Did you install libsane-hpaio package?

Yes I did. This wasn't all that was needed though. It turns out that the
same hplip driver package I installed to get SANE to recognize the
scanner also _does_ enable Fax support!

For some reason (and to my surprise), the HP Fax driver didn't show up
as an option with the printer configuration utility
(system-config-printer) until _after_ I rebooted - which I did for
something completely unrelated.

> B. Fax: Did you try using the HP Fax driver? (Within the
> system-config-printer)

After it showed up - yes I did! Looks like everything is working now.

So, the final solution:
1) Install all of the HP oriented SANE tools (libsane-hpaio, etc.)
2) Install the hplip package
3) Reboot (??? Don't know why I should have to, but it worked...)
4) Configure printer and fax as normal




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