A couple of weeks ago I posted a message on identi.ca inquiring as to if
anyone knew how to get my multi-function HP printer device to scan. I
got a couple of responses but, unfortunately for me, these responses
dealt with devices that were much nicer than mine.
Today, however, I figured it out (again) and I'm writing to remind me
how to do this later...
My initial problem was allowing Fedora to setup my printer in the first
place. When you do this the HP software, that makes everything work in
the back-end, doesn't "see" the printer. So the solution is quite
simple. First, remove the printer from system-config-printer. Make
sure you have the following packages installed:
With these packages installed run hp-setup and complete the
information requested on the first screen. By selecting next the
software should see the device. Select next again and it will ask for
additional about the device. This information is optional. You can now
complete the transaction and by firing up your SANE software.
Now maybe I can remember how to do this the next time I forget.