[sane-devel] help scanner not detected

david beckwith david at beckwith.net.au
Thu Dec 11 01:42:05 UTC 2014

I am running Mepis 12 (Debian derived) with xsane 0.998-3+b1.
My scanner is an HP Officejet 6700 All-In-One.
The printer is connected by wireless, the scanner by usb.
This scanner used to work, what has changed is my desktop
hardware - but the same printer, OS, and version of xsane.
Of course I have had to re-install my OS.
I can't remember now what I changed to make it work the
first time... but I have updated /etc/sane.d/hp.conf, and
added /etc/sane.d/hp6700.conf

saneimage -L shows
"# scanimage -L
device `v4l:/dev/video0' is a Noname UVC Camera (046d:0819) virtual device"

lsusb shows:
"# lsusb
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:8000 Intel Corp.
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:8008 Intel Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 1058:0810 Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 005: ID 046d:c52f Logitech, Inc. Wireless Mouse M305
Bus 003 Device 004: ID 0461:4e24 Primax Electronics, Ltd
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 046d:0819 Logitech, Inc. Webcam C210
Bus 003 Device 006: ID 0a5c:216c Broadcom Corp. <<<<<<<<<<<<<SCANNER
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 0409:0059 NEC Corp. HighSpeed Hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub"

sane-find-scanner shows:
"# sane-find-scanner

   # sane-find-scanner will now attempt to detect your scanner. If the
   # result is different from what you expected, first make sure your
   # scanner is powered up and properly connected to your computer.

   # No SCSI scanners found. If you expected something different, make 
sure that
   # you have loaded a kernel SCSI driver for your SCSI adapter.

found USB scanner (vendor=0x0a5c [Broadcom Corp], product=0x216c 
[BCM43142A0]) at libusb:003:006
   # Your USB scanner was (probably) detected. It may or may not be 
supported by
   # SANE. Try scanimage -L and read the backend's manpage.

   # Not checking for parallel port scanners.

   # Most Scanners connected to the parallel port or other proprietary ports
   # can't be detected by this program."

xsane show only my webcam as a scanning device.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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