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Thread: HP Deskjet f4180 scanner not scanning

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    Jun 2011
    Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

    HP Deskjet f4180 scanner not scanning

    Hi. I just installed Lubuntu 11.04 on an old Compaq desktop. I have an HP Deskjet f4180 all-in-one. To get the printer working I had to install hplip from Synaptic. However, scanner is not recognized by either xsane or simplesscan. I have searched the forums but I have not found anything useful. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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    Aug 2011

    Re: HP Deskjet f4180 scanner not scanning

    I was having the same problem. I did a little research and I found this thread:

    If you look at the last comment in the thread (#21) the commenter suggests to remove everything to do with "sane, hplip, scanners, etc.," I personally did not do this and everything works ok. But It does suggest some other programs that were not installed on my computer like libsane, libsane-extras, sane-utils, xsane, xsane-common and hplip from the synaptic repository. I don't think you'll need xsane or xsane-common but I downloaded it anyway, and everything works great now. Hope this helps!

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