[sane-devel] HP 8620 <- Re: CanoScan LiDE 120 "Untested"?

Pavel Sayekat pavelsayekat at gmail.com
Fri Feb 26 10:17:48 UTC 2016

Now its working, atleast at 300 dpi, I tried with frontend gscan2pdf with
latest backend from sane-git, thanks to Stef.


ken wrote
> On 05/09/2015 08:31 PM, Simon May wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I've recently bought a Canon LiDE 120. I got my hopes up because on
>> http://sane-project.org/lists/sane-mfgs-cvs.html#Z-CANON
>> the LiDE 100, 110, 200, 210 and 220 were all listed as completely
>> supported and the LiDE 120 is at least marked "untested". However, now
>> that I've tried to get it to work and after digging some more, it seems
>> the 120 (and perhaps the 220 as well?) is not quite ready yet.
>> Is there a chance that the LiDE 120 will work soon? Is there any way I
>> can help? Or should I return the scanner and get a CanoScan LiDE 220
>> instead? Perhaps any suggestions for a similarly cheap, but
>> Linux-friendly scanner?
>> Best wishes,
>> Simon May
> Simon,
> I bought a couple Canons, both of which I returned.  The first wouldn't 
> work, allegedly unless I upgraded my OS, which I wasn't then wanting to 
> do.  The second Canon, from Amazon, was returned without my trying it 
> out because Amazon said if I opened the box, I couldn't return it. 
> Because both Canons came to the market at the same time, I assumed the 
> electronics in both would be the same, so I elected not to open the box.
> Then I bought an HP Officejet Pro 8620, tried it out, got 99% of it 
> working with Linux, was impressed by it, so kept it and have been using 
> it without problems for a few months now.
> This is a multi-function "all-in-one" printer/scanner/fax and performs 
> all those functions reasonably well.  One thing which doesn't currently 
> work at all (with Linux-- haven't tested with any other OS) is sending a 
> fax document which resides on my computer.  I don't send faxes very 
> often, even less often a document residing on my hard drive, so this 
> functionality is a very minor concern.  Moreover, there's a USB port on 
> the front of the printer, so should I really need to fax a document from 
> my hard drive, I can always copy that file to a thumb drive, walk the 
> hard drive to the printer, and send the fax from it.
> A larger problem is that, according to 
> <http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04085902>, the scanner is
> capable 
> of 1200x1200 dpi.  But using Linux it can do at best 300x300, a 
> significant disappointment.  Perhaps the driver upgrade (which requires 
> for me an OS upgrade) will remedy that.
> The link cited above gives more but not all information about this 
> multi-function printer and others from HP with similar capabilities. 
> One capability I didn't know about until after I bought it and read the 
> manual was SNMP.  I've been too busy to play around with this, let alone 
> fully implement it.  But I'm quite impressed with what I've read.  Most 
> important for me was how easy it was to get it to work with Linux.  I 
> got it on my network-- first over cable, then over wifi-- within a 
> minute or two.  I did a lot of the configuration from the printer's 
> touchscreen and the rest using its onboard webserver.  The HPLIP 
> software installed in a minute and provided utilities that made setting 
> it up with CUPS easier than any other printer I've owned... so too with 
> the scanner.  The fax system  took a little longer, but only because it 
> took awhile before I found that I couldn't fax from my Linux laptop; 
> otherwise that would have happened quickly as well.
> The only actual bad thing I can say about this printer/scanner/fax is 
> that it's made me lose patience with stuff that doesn't work well and 
> easily with Linux.
> If you have any questions (which can't be better answered by Auntie 
> Google), feel free to send them my way and I'll try to answer them.
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