[sane-devel] Error during device I/O with network attached HP

Johannes Meixner jsmeix at suse.de
Wed May 30 09:11:52 UTC 2007


On May 29 10:29 Steven Legowik wrote (shortened):
> I am trying to access the scanning function of a network attache HP LaserJet 
> 4100MFP, but I keep getting "Error during device I/O" from xsane.  
> Using scanimage I get the following:
> [legowik at tahiti ~/proj]$ scanimage -L
> device `hpaio:/net/HP_LaserJet_4100_MFP?ip=' is a Hewlett-Packard 
> HP_LaserJet_4100_MFP all-in-one
> [legowik at tahiti ~/proj]$ 
> scanimage -d "hpaio:/net/HP_LaserJet_4100_MFP?ip="
> scanimage: open of device hpaio:/net/HP_LaserJet_4100_MFP?ip= 
> failed: Error during device I/O

The hpaio driver is not part of the SANE software but a so called
"external backend", which comes directly from HP, see


indicates that there is "No" network support for the LaserJet 4100mfp
so that you may have to connect it only directly via USB.

For details you may ask on the HPLIP mailing list:

Kind Regards
Johannes Meixner
SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, Maxfeldstrasse 5, 90409 Nuernberg, Germany
AG Nuernberg, HRB 16746, GF: Markus Rex

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