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

Hans Deragon hans at deragon.biz
Tue Nov 28 12:46:46 UTC 2017


Greetings Alex, 

I am not an Sane expert, but what happens in your case, I believe, is
that Sane automatically detects your scanner, regardless of your printer
settings. I bet that if you tried your scanner before adding your
printer, it would have worked. 

I am using Ubuntu 16.04. 

Best regards,
Hans Deragon 

On 2017-11-27 14:50, Alex ARNAUD wrote: 

> Le 26/11/2017 à 14:28, Hans Deragon a écrit :
>> Greetings, 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 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.
> OK, after checking what I do every time when configuring network 
> multifunction HP devices I've only used system-config-printer without 
> doing any manual configuration from command-line or from sane.
> Which distribution are you using ? Are you using Ubuntu 17.10 ?
> Best regards.

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