[sane-devel] improve HP scanner support information
m. allan noah
kitno455 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 11 03:52:32 UTC 2010
I have just pulled the hpaio.desc file from hplip v 3.9.12.
Unfortunately, this file does not give any information about the
connection type or usb ID's, so users that search our form using those
will not find the scanners. Those that search by name should show up.
It would be nice if this could be provided occasionally by HP directly to us.
On Fri, Sep 18, 2009 at 3:36 AM, Johannes Meixner <jsmeix at suse.de> wrote:
> At least the current HPLIP version 3.9.8 sources contain a
> file which is - as far as I see - exactly what is needed.
> I think the only missing link is someone at HPLIP who
> actually sends their current up-to-date hpaio.desc file
> to the SANE project people.
> On Sep 17 15:03 m. allan noah wrote:
>> we have such a link:
>> If the hplip guys would make a .desc file for their backend, we would
>> put it in our site, and it would show up in the search engine. The
>> Epkowa guys do this. Perhaps you could ask hplip...
>> On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 2:53 PM, David Fourer <dfourer at comcast.net> wrote:
>>> Now that my HP scanner is working smoothly, I hope to get some
>>> added to sane-project.org pages. Specifically,
>>> HPLIP (hplipopensource.com) has scanner support for all HP multi-function
>>> scanner/printers such as HP Deskjet, HP Photosmart, and HP Laserjet.
>>> has little support.
>>> SANE has support for HP Scanjet and all single-function scanners. HPLIP
>>> does not.
>>> There seems to be a division of labor here.
>>> HPLIP and SANE drivers integrate into Ubuntu and Xsane. They are both
>>> installed by default in Ubuntu--but I didn't know about the HPLIP
>>> I needed to go to the HPLIP site because I had a new printer/scanner,
>>> needed the newest driver download.
>>> I notice that HPLIP has a link to SANE for single-function scanners.
>>> Can we get a link added to the SANE web site?
> Kind Regards
> Johannes Meixner
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