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Martin109

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Getting My HP OfficeJet Scanner To Work
« on: October 06, 2012, 05:47:11 am »
I have VL6.0 and an HP OfficeJet 6310 All-in-one USB device, which works fine as a printer with most programs I need it to.

However, I would like to be able to use its scanner capabilities.  

Running sane-find-scanner as an ordinary user produces:
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found USB scanner (vendor=0x03f0, product=0x5311) at libusb:002:004

Running sane-find-scanner as super user produces a little more information:
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found USB scanner (vendor=0x03f0 [HP], product=0x5311 [Officejet 6300 series]) at libusb:002:004

Going on to use scanimage -L produces different results for ordinary vs super user:

As ordinary user:
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martin:$ scanimage -L

No scanners were identified. If you were expecting something different,
check that the scanner is plugged in, turned on and detected by the
sane-find-scanner tool (if appropriate). Please read the documentation
which came with this software (README, FAQ, manpages).

As super user:
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root:# scanimage -L
device `hpaio:/usb/Officejet_6300_series?serial=CN7ATFW2VZ04M4' is a Hewlett-Packard Officejet_6300_series all-in-one

How do I proceed from here, to get the scanner capabilities working for any user?
Compaq Armada E500, i686 Pentium III, 512Mb RAM, 3.2 Gb HDD, running Vector Linux 5.9 Standard

Fujitsu Lifebook, i686 Pentium M, 1.7 GHz, 1028Mb RAM, 40 Gb HDD, running Vector Linux 6.0 Standard

Compaq Evo, i686 Pentium M, 1.4 GHz, 512Mb RAM, 40 Gb HDD, running Vector Linux 6.0 Standard

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Re: Getting My HP OfficeJet Scanner To Work
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2012, 07:33:19 am »
The easier way would to be use the HP application.

As root type:

hp-setup

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Martin109

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Re: Getting My HP OfficeJet Scanner To Work
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2012, 08:31:46 am »
Hmm!  Trying to use that seems to have b**gered up the previous printing capability! ???

So now I have no scanner and no printer either!  (I expect I'll be able to reinstall via CUPS).
Compaq Armada E500, i686 Pentium III, 512Mb RAM, 3.2 Gb HDD, running Vector Linux 5.9 Standard

Fujitsu Lifebook, i686 Pentium M, 1.7 GHz, 1028Mb RAM, 40 Gb HDD, running Vector Linux 6.0 Standard

Compaq Evo, i686 Pentium M, 1.4 GHz, 512Mb RAM, 40 Gb HDD, running Vector Linux 6.0 Standard