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    Default How use/setup image-scanner on network?

    I have a printer/scanner/fax that's on the network. i have the printer part set up through cups but how do I set up the scanner? What programs can I use on opensuse to see the scanner?

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    Camalen NNTP User

    Default Re: How use/setup image-scanner on network?

    6tr6tr wrote:

    > I have a printer/scanner/fax that's on the network. i have the printer
    > part set up through cups but how do I set up the scanner? What programs
    > can I use on opensuse to see the scanner?


    Sane has built-in support for network clients (even scanner has not ethernet
    port) so you won't face any problem if your scanner is properly detected
    and configured.

    http://en.opensuse.org/YaST/Modules/...emote_Scanners

    Are you planning to connect other linux clients?

    Greetings,

    --
    Camalen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camalen View Post
    6tr6tr wrote:

    > I have a printer/scanner/fax that's on the network. i have the printer
    > part set up through cups but how do I set up the scanner? What programs
    > can I use on opensuse to see the scanner?


    Sane has built-in support for network clients (even scanner has not ethernet
    port) so you won't face any problem if your scanner is properly detected
    and configured.

    YaST/Modules/Scanner - openSUSE

    Are you planning to connect other linux clients?

    Greetings,

    --
    Camalen

    I'm sorry but that page doesn't help. Here's my setup:

    Scanner/printer is wirelessly connected to the network.

    I altered "/etc/xinetd.d/sane-port" to comment out the "disabled = yes". I added the network address "192.168.1.103" of the scanner/printer to "/etc/sane.d/saned.conf".

    However, when I try to start up xsane, it fails with "no devices available".

    What am I missing?

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    Camalen NNTP User

    Default Re: How use/setup image-scanner on network?

    6tr6tr wrote:

    > I'm sorry but that page doesn't help. Here's my setup:


    Better tell us what is your scanner (brand and model).

    Sane netwok scanning will allow you to share your scanner, but it requires:

    - A supported scanner
    - A detected, setup and configured scanner in the host computer
    - A client computer that supports sane

    > Scanner/printer is wirelessly connected to the network.


    I dunno if sane supports wifi devices :-?. If your device is HP, try with hp
    toolbox (hplip drivers).

    > I altered "/etc/xinetd.d/sane-port" to comment out the "disabled =
    > yes". I added the network address "192.168.1.103" of the scanner/printer
    > to "/etc/sane.d/saned.conf".
    >
    > However, when I try to start up xsane, it fails with "no devices
    > available".
    >
    > What am I missing?


    You are trying to setup the scanner in a different way. Dunno if sane
    supports that, you'll have to investigate a bit.

    Greetings,

    --
    Camalen

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    Default Re: How use/setup image-scanner on network?

    Quote Originally Posted by Camalen View Post
    6tr6tr wrote:

    > I'm sorry but that page doesn't help. Here's my setup:


    Better tell us what is your scanner (brand and model).

    Sane netwok scanning will allow you to share your scanner, but it requires:

    - A supported scanner
    - A detected, setup and configured scanner in the host computer
    Exactly - that's the problem. Sane requires a scanner hooked in by USB. My scanner is entirely wireless. It's only connected to via wifi (through the network).

    This works fine for printing with CUPs - I just use the IP address. But for a scanner I have no idea why I can't do the same.

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    Camalen NNTP User

    Default Re: How use/setup image-scanner on network?

    6tr6tr wrote:

    > Exactly - that's the problem. Sane requires a scanner hooked in by USB.
    > My scanner is entirely wireless. It's only connected to via wifi
    > (through the network).
    >
    > This works fine for printing with CUPs - I just use the IP address. But
    > for a scanner I have no idea why I can't do the same.


    May we have you scanner brand and model? :-)

    I presume that using a wifi scanner it closely depends on the backend used,
    that is, not all scanner drivers are network-aware.

    Greetings,

    --
    Camalen

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    Default Re: How use/setup image-scanner on network?

    Quote Originally Posted by Camalen View Post
    6tr6tr wrote:

    > Exactly - that's the problem. Sane requires a scanner hooked in by USB.
    > My scanner is entirely wireless. It's only connected to via wifi
    > (through the network).
    >
    > This works fine for printing with CUPs - I just use the IP address. But
    > for a scanner I have no idea why I can't do the same.


    May we have you scanner brand and model? :-)

    I presume that using a wifi scanner it closely depends on the backend used,
    that is, not all scanner drivers are network-aware.

    Greetings,

    --
    Camalen

    Sorry about that, it's an HP OfficeJet 6500 Wireless.

    But I think the problem's with sane. It doesn't have the ability (from what I can gather) to hook up a scanner via IP address. Instead, you have to be hosting it via sane and a USB hookup and that instance of sane can share it wirelessly. Am i wrong?

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    Camalen NNTP User

    Default Re: How use/setup image-scanner on network?

    6tr6tr wrote:

    > Sorry about that, it's an *HP OfficeJet 6500 Wireless*.


    Thanks :-)

    Hey, there is still hope! You can try hplip, your device seems to be listed
    there ;-).

    http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web...officejet.html

    > But I think the problem's with sane. It doesn't have the ability (from
    > what I can gather) to hook up a scanner via IP address. Instead, you
    > have to be hosting it via sane and a USB hookup and that instance of
    > sane can share it wirelessly. Am i wrong?


    No, you are right. I also think so. Sane works that way, by using
    a "client/host" setup.

    Greetings,

    --
    Camalen

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    Default Re: How use/setup image-scanner on network?

    Thanks! I'll check that out and see if hplip will work.

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    Default Re: How use/setup image-scanner on network?

    I'm having a similar problem, but I have a different scanner; I have a Dell v515w All-In-One. Can anyone help me?

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