[sane-devel] Hello, and HP C3180 drivers

m. allan noah kitno455 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 10 19:13:11 UTC 2010

It is possible that this scanner is already supported by the hplip
project. They produce a package of sane-compatible drivers, which
might already come with your distro.


On Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 1:59 PM, Robert Charlesworth
<rhcharlesworth at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I've just joined this mailing list, having used Ubuntu 10.04 for a couple of
> months after 'rediscovering' Linux on an Open University course.
> I have an old HP C3180 all-in-one Printer Scanner Copier, which no longer
> prints, but I still want to retain as a scanner. The SANE database online
> lists it as 'unsupported', so having some (mostly high-level) programming
> experience I thought I might try to write some drivers for it.
> I can't get hold of a reference manual for the chipset used, nor find any
> information about drivers for Linux anywhere else online.
> First off, does anyone else have any information/code which might help me?
> It sounds like an interesting and educational project for me to do on my own
> if necessary, but I don't know exactly where to start at the moment. I've
> read the page linked on the SANE site (can't remember the author at the
> moment) about capturing commands from the datastream when the device is
> accessed under Windows, but I don't really know how to go about this or what
> software to use.
> All I have at the moment is the drivers for Windows XP - they might work
> under Windows7, I haven't tried them on that yet.
> Can someone tell me how to proceed now please.
> BTW  I've done some assembly language programming many years ago, but that
> was 6502 stuff on an old BBC Micro, and my knowledge of modern systems at a
> low level, and PCs in particular, is limited.
> Thanks,
> Robert Charlesworth
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