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    I'm looking for a flatbed scanner. Cheap to medium cost. Very light use. Does anybody have any recommendations of a flatbed scanner which works in 11.4? I'm considering an HP G3110. Will this work in 11.4? Any other suggestions?

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    Should do; HP has made a lot of improvements in hplip to the scanner interface and it will now do things it could not do when I bought my HP scanner six years ago.

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    Am I wrong in thinking hplip is only for printers?

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    Am I wrong in thinking hplip is only for printers?
    Yes. The hp-scan utility is part of the hplip package.

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    Does this hp-scan utility support the HP G3110? HP says hplip doesn't support any single function scanners.

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    I found this Fedora thread which suggested that the hp3900 sane backend is the appropriate one for the HP Scanjet G3110 model.

    Indeed, examining the output of

    Code:
    cat /etc/sane.d/hp3900.conf
    shows this

    Code:
    # HP Scanjet G3110
    usb 0x03f0 0x4305
    so it should be detected 'out-of-the-box' by

    Code:
    sane-find-scanner
    or

    Code:
    scanimage -L
    You may need to make sure you're part of the 'lp' group first (via YaST>>Security and Users>>User and Group Management).
    Last edited by deano_ferrari; 21-May-2011 at 20:39.

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    hplip requires xsane for the scanner functions; what has changed over the past five years is the integration and addition of a range of facilities into the interface.

    If you first make sure that you have hplip installed, I have found that all that is needed is to plug in the device and YaST will then offer to install it.

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    Thanks John. Can anyone confirm what John is saying before I plunk down my money?

    How about a Canon or Epson scanner which seems to have more linux support?

    Anyone using VueScan?

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    HP actually have the best overall reputation re printers and scanners. I'd be careful about Canon scanners though.

    This will give you an idea about which models are supported (without vendor drivers being required):

    man sane
    man sane-canon
    man sane-epson
    man sane-hp

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    The man sane-hp command doesn't mention the HP ScanJet G3100

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