[sane-devel] SANE needs a GUI like CUPS's 'system-config-printer' to manually add a network scanner.
hans at deragon.biz
Sun Nov 26 13:28:09 UTC 2017
I have an HP OfficeJet Pro 6978 MFC. I have two Linux computers at home,
a desktop and a laptop. Both are able to print to it, no problem. I
configured the desktop with hp-setup from hplip, using the USB cable.
That configures the device to use the wifi. Once configured, I
disconnected the USB cable and that desktop computer is able to use the
scanner, no problem. I have another laptop, which I just want to
connect to the same scanner. I do not want to set the scanner up again,
since it is already configured. I just want to tell Sane that there is
a scanner at address 192.168.1.157. Sane fails to detect it, and I have
no clue how to add it using a GUI nor a terminal for that matter.
The should be a GUI feature that allows me to add a scanner the same way
one can add a printer.
On 2017-11-26 02:35, Alex ARNAUD wrote:
> Le 25/11/2017 à 21:25, Hans Deragon a écrit :
> If you use an HP multifunction printer you can configure it from
> system-config-printer and you scanner feature will automatically work.
> Nope, that is not the case. system-config-printer is only for the
> printer side of a MFC device. I can print to my MFC, but I cannot scan
> it. As a scanner, it does not exists and I have no means to add it
> manually to Linux.
I don't understand precisely. Are you talking about HP printers or
Brother MFC one? Brother provides a dedicated command-line tool to
configure both printer and scanner.
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