I’ve recently installed Leap 42.1. Overall its the best version of opensuse I’ve ever used!
But I’m trying to get simple scan to recognize my hp photosmart C4795 printer. The printer was easily found, but not the scaner part. Do I need to install hplip?
What is needed to get the scanner part of the printer to work?
i installed the hplip. There wasn’t a hpaio to install. Then when finishing it asks for username and password, but it wouldn’t accept my password and I don’t know of another one. so I can’t use the scanner? How can I fix this problem?
I was using hplip. It’s frustrating that it won’t take my root password. Sorry, but I’m going back to Mint. I just works better for me. Printer scanner recognition should be automatic these days, using CUPS is from ten years ago. Too bad you have to still use it. As much as I thought this was the best opensuse I’ve used, it’s not any better than Mint or Ubuntu for desktop use. Maybe better for server use, but not for the general public.
Since I can’t edit or delete my thread, please delete it for me. Thanks
Out of interest I just set my HP printer - scanner up , cause I haven’t got round to doing it yet. Wondered if the set up procedure had altered much in KDE plasma 5. And I have to say it’s been massively simplified and is actually pretty slick and fully working.
Root password had to be given (not user), I already had HPLIP installed and it detected the model (3050a) immediately, I picked the CUPS option for the recommended driver, printed a test page out, configured it a little and that was it. I went to the Skanlite program that was preinstalled and scanned a page hassle free. That was it. I’ve had some issues in the past with KDE printing / scanning but this was seamless.