Bug 117625 - xsane cannot find device
xsane cannot find device
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xsane (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
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Reported: 2004-03-05 17:37 EST by Frank Schmidt
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-03-06 16:47:15 EST
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Description Frank Schmidt 2004-03-05 17:37:14 EST
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Description of problem:

I am on Fedora CORE 1 Kernel 2.4.22-1.2166.nptl the rest is
upgrade to newest and greatest. 
My printer/scanner is HP PSC 2175. 


try to run xsane.
Actual results:
"No devices available"


Expected results:
Xsane should find the scanner and use it.

Looks like Error #110174 but is not! I tried
to follow the advice given in the Comments to that Error but to no
avail. The sane related installed packages are:


I find my scanner with "sane-find-scanner"
found USB scanner (vendor=0x03f0 [Hewlett-Packard], product=0x2b11
[PSC 2170 Series]) at libusb:001:005

However "scanimage -L" finds nothing.

The same device is also a printer installed with CUPS and works fine
as such.

It has to be noted that xsane works with the same scanner on the same
machine on another partition with the kernel: 2.4.20-18.7.cern

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
try to run xsane.

Actual Results:  "No devices available"

Expected Results:  Xsane should find the scanner and use it.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Frank Schmidt 2004-03-05 22:03:34 EST

After googling I finally found the solution at:


and I followed step:


      An extra step is necessary before the printer configuration tool
will be able to set up your multifunction device (bug #88086)

      First of all you will need to become the root user with 'su -',
run 'service hpoj setup' in a terminal, and follow the instructions.

      Then run 'chkconfig hpoj on' and 'service hpoj start'.

Strange that the printer worked without this??

I guess the case is closed. Sorry, if somebody looked at it in the
meantime... Cheers, Frank

Comment 2 Frank Schmidt 2004-03-05 23:14:44 EST
Sorry again! The location is of course:


My last for today: I am left with the problem that after a reboot or
after scanning I have to switch off/on the device to use it as a
printer. I had that feature at RedHat 7.3 already. One can live with
that however...

Cheers, Frank 

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