Release 23 does not recognise my HP PSC1510 scanner

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  • #120408
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    roland

      I am moving up one pc at a time to release 23, which is proving all I hoped for and expected, having run the beta release for a few weeks. Congratulations to everyone involved !

      One minor problem I have come across, failure to recognise my scanner, which is incorporated in an HP multi-function unit PSC1510. This is recognised ok on another pc running release 22.

      I double checked the plugs sockets and cables and made certain it is switched on. It works fine on the release 22 pc, is not recognised on the release 23 pc, which I installed yesterday and is bang up to date.

      I attach screenshots from both pcs.

      Thanks for all contributions although having 3 decent pcs available it is hardly a disaster.

      • This topic was modified 9 months, 1 week ago by roland.
      #120418
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      madibi

        You should install

        hplip

        , that is provided both through Synaptic and from HP help web pages:
        https://developers.hp.com/hp-linux-imaging-and-printing

        Please note that at a certain moment of the install, the installation requires your root pw, beeing the sudo not enough.

        Good luck :-)

        m

        #120425
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        Wallon

          Dear Roland,

          I install “hplip” with the antiX “Package Installer”.

          Best regards,
          Wallon

          #120436
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          madibi

            I install “hplip” with the antiX “Package Installer”.

            I didnt know that option. That’s for sure the best one!
            m

            #120647
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            roland

              Thanks for the suggestion to install hplip. I have installed it and added the HP PSC1510 unit as a new device, using the add dialog in control centre, selecting the printer type from the database, and letting antiX do the driver install. The scanner is now recognised and works.

              This does not answer certain questions I have.

              I have always avoided installing hplip, in fact I recall quite some while ago on another pc, having to un-install it when I decided to try it and see what it does, in order to get my printer recognised. hplip on that occasion was preventing my printer from being recognised. I believe the correspondence involved back then suggested hplip is not just surplus but gets in the way somehow. I am using these same two printers on another pc with antiX release 22 installed, and hplip is not installed on that pc, but cups is installed. both printer and scanner work properly under release 22, without hplip present.

              I tried to install cups on this release 23 pc, the install gives every indication of working correctly, but when I look in software installer the box for cups is not blocked in, and I presume the install has either failed or cups is being annulled in some way.

              Are hplip and cups incompatible with each other in some way? I always lean towards the unix/linux methodology rather than proprietery solutions, but in this case I have been forced away from a tried and tested unix product cups, and towards a printer makers solution, and am uneasy about it. Have I any reason to be?

              #120649
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              PPC

                Are hplip and cups incompatible with each other in some way?

                Not as far as I noticed (I’ve been using hp imprinters and scanners in Linux for about 20 years)… but you can trying installing the package “printer-driver-hpcups”, if it’s not already installed in your system… it may solve any problem you have with your hp printer driver.

                P.

                #120919
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                roland

                  I tried to install printer-driver-hpcups on this release 23 pc, apt reported it is installed and at the latest version. The scanner is now recognised, I just have one question, why can an almost identical pc running release 22 see my HP PSC 1510 scanner/mf unit without hplip being installed, but this release 23 pc needs hplip in order to see it? Maybe not a very important question after all, it’s working now.

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