[sane-devel] HP 8620 <- Re: CanoScan LiDE 120 "Untested"?
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.
> On 05/09/2015 08:31 PM, Simon May wrote:
>> I've recently bought a Canon LiDE 120. I got my hopes up because on
>> 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
> 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
> 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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