[sane-devel] HP Photosmart C4280 on Mac OS X 10.5.2

m. allan noah kitno455 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 2 12:07:37 UTC 2008

nothing i can find about the hp4200 backend indicates that it supports
your machine. i think you need to see if the hpaio backend supports
this scanner, and if so, if that backend is available for your OS. it
comes not from sane, but from: hplip.sourceforge.net, IIRC.


On 5/30/08, Coe, Kenneth <Kenneth.Coe at fnis.com> wrote:
> Hello all,
> Please be patient with a novice here:  I'm trying to use twain-sane in order
> to use the SANE interface with the scanner on a HP Photosmart C4280.  This
> is running on Mac OS X 10.5.2.  Following the FAQ at
> http://www.ellert.se/twain-sane/faq.html ,  I've managed to
> find the scanner using "sane-find-scanner" and modified the HP42000.conf
> file such that "scanimage –L" reports the scanner as well.  However, when I
> try to actually scan using "scanimage > test pnm" it doesn't work.  However,
> "scanimage –d test:0 > test.pnm" does work.  There, the FAQ states that this
> is likely a problem with the backend or its configuration, and it encourages
> to email this group.   So here I am J
> Have I modified the wrong backend configuration file?  Is the Photosmart
> C4280 usable on Mac  OS X 10.5.3 via SANE interface?  Thanks in advance for
> your advice in this matter.
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