[sane-devel] HP 8270 scanjet support

m. allan noah kitno455 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 24 17:22:39 UTC 2008

On Jan 24, 2008 11:39 AM,  <olin.sane.7ia at shivers.mail0.org> wrote:
> I've got an HP 8270 scanner. It looks very nice. But when I plug it
> into my 64bit Ubuntu system, xsane doesn't see it. And I note that it
> isn't listed on the list of supported devices at
>     http://www.sane-project.org/sane-supported-devices.html
> So I'm stuck.
> - Is it supported but just not listed and I'm doing something wrong?

if it is not in the supported or unsupported lists, then we have never
heard of it.

> - If it's not supported, is it in the queue?

i have not heard of any developer working on it

> - Is there some show-stopper reason why it'll never be supported, and
>   I should just return the thing?

if it is similar to an existing machines, it might be possible to add
support quickly. HP is notorious for using dozens of different chips
or protocols, so it is difficult to tell for sure by the model name.

please provide the output of the command (as root):

sane-find-scanner -v -v

and, if you have the guts, open the scanner, and get the logos and
numbers off all the major chips.

"The truth is an offense, but not a sin"

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