[sane-devel] HP Deskjet 2050 special edition

Julian H. Stacey jhs at berklix.com
Thu May 12 00:47:53 UTC 2011

Hi Sane people,
Is "HP Deskjet 2050 special edition" supported ?

I've been trying on FreeBSD-8.2-RELEASE, with sane-backends-1.0.21_2
+ guidance from 

I can see & use another scanner (Epson Perfection 1260)

I've been doing some comparisons with both scanners alternately plugged in:

grep ugen /var/log/messages
        ugen1.3: <EPSON> at usbus1

        ugen1.3: <HP> at usbus1

su ; sane-find-scanner -q
	found USB scanner (vendor=0x04b8 [EPSON], product=0x011d
	[EPSON Scanner] , chip=LM9832/3) at libusb:/dev/usb:/dev/ugen1.3

	found USB scanner (vendor=0x03f0 [HP], product=0x8711
	[Deskjet 2050 J510 series]) at libusb:/dev/usb:/dev/ugen1.3

ls -l /dev/pass*
        crw-------  1 root  operator    0, 141 May 11 19:07 /dev/pass0
        crw-------  1 root  operator    0, 121 May  3 15:50 /dev/pass0

su ; scanimage -L
	device `plustek:libusb:/dev/usb:/dev/ugen1.3' is a Epson
	Perfection 1260 /Photo flatbed scanner

	No scanners were identified.

I've tried adding extra dummy lines in 

but no luck.

PS Hplip claims to support it:

        Model Name              = HP Deskjet 2050 j510 All-in-one Printer
        Min. HPLIP Version      = 3.10.6        
			FreeBSD-8.2 installs print/hplip 3.11.1,
			FreeBSD-current installs 3.11.3

Julian Stacey, BSD Unix Linux C Sys Eng Consultants Munich http://berklix.com
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