Description of problem:
When simple-scan is activated, it does not identify my HP Deskjet F4180, despite the necessary driver(s) and dependencies having just been installed
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
F14 Beta RC3 liveCD gnome desktop
Steps to Reproduce:
1. connect and turn on HP Deskjet F4180
2. allow system to install requisite
3. under gnome desktop, launch simple-scan
simple-scan gave an error message indicating that no scanner was found, or that perhaps it wasn't turned on.
The scanner should have been identified and simple-scan should have worked so that I could do a simple test scan
A suggestion on "Discussions about development for the Fedora desktop <email@example.com>" was to install the package libsane-hpaio
In "steps to reproduce" #2 should read "allow system to install requisite drivers and dependencies"
Did you try installing libsane-hpaio yet? Did that solve the problem?
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YES I just installed libsane-hpaio.
NO it did NOT solve the problem.
For what it's worth, I just installed xSane, and it doesn't detect any scanners either.
I did the following:
yum install xsane (successful)
xsane didn't detect any scanner, so I did the following two installs:
yum install sane (successful)
yum install sane* (successful)
after each installation xsane still said that it didn't detect any devices. Just to satisty myself I tried simple-scan too, and in each case it didn't detect any devices either.
Here's a resource page on the subject, dated from January 2010:
In any case, I've had no difficulties at all with the scanner on my full install of Fedora 12 since the beginning.
I'm going to play with a couple of other options to see what's happening.
I just repeated the above process with the F9 liveCD, and the result was the same. According to my standard installation notes, For F12 all I did was install xSane, and I have always been able to use the scanner.
I just installed Fedora 14 Beta rc3 gnome desktop on another machine from the DVD. I plugged in the same printer to the machine. The new machine recognized the printer, found the appropriate drivers, and installed them.
I launched simple-scan from the "Applications/Graphics" menu. It immediately recognized the scanner and immediately performed a test scan at my request.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 14 updates-testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing simple-scan-22.214.171.124-1.fc14'
as soon as you are able to, then reboot.
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then log in and leave karma (feedback).
simple-scan-126.96.36.199-1.fc14 has been pushed to the Fedora 14 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update simple-scan'. You can provide feedback for this update here: https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/simple-scan-188.8.131.52-1.fc14
simple-scan-184.108.40.206-1.fc14 has been pushed to the Fedora 14 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.