[sane-devel] SANE needs a GUI like CUPS's 'system-config-printer' to manually add a network scanner.

Simon Matter simon.matter at invoca.ch
Mon Nov 6 08:25:09 UTC 2017

> Greetings,
> I understand that saned is a daemon / API running in the backend, but I
> believe that like CUPS's 'system-config-printer', it should come with a
> frontend to manage scanners.

AFAIK system-config-printer is a development of RedHat and has no relation
with CUPS. The only problem here is that RedHat "forgot" to implement
'system-config-scanner' :-)

> I have a network (wifi) scanner setup properly.  One of my Linux machine
> (a desktop computer) connects to it without any issue.  I have setup
> that machine with hplip.  However, another Linux laptop cannot find it
> on the network.  I know its IP and I can ping it, figure out the ports
> that are open, but there is no GUI to add a scanner.
> In fact, I cannot even figure out how to add this scanner via the
> terminal.  Searching for any reference to it under /etc on the desktop
> machine for which it works returns nothing.  I have no clue where the
> scanner is configured on that machine so I can copy the configuration on
> the laptop.
> The scanner is part of my MFC "HP Officejet Pro 6978 All-in-one".  hplip
> requires me to set it up (again!) with a USB cable.  But this device is
> already setup and I should not have to plug as USB cable to it and
> reconfigure it.  I should just be able to find it on the network and go
> on with it, or at least, add it manually via a GUI.

Here again, AFAIK, HPLIP is a HP thing and not developed by SANE. So I
guess you should send your requests to the HPLIP developers as only they
may be able to help you with the HP specific things.


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