My all-in-one is an HP DeskJet 3050 j610
I’ve been reading the arch wikis back and forth regarding wireless printers and scanner:
But I can’t get the scanner to work.
In fact, I couldn’t even get hplip-setup to work.
I added my wireless printer through Windows to make the connection to the router. In Windows both print and scanning functions work fine.
In Linux I tried the hplip setup but I can’t make it work so I added the printer though CUPS (localhost:631) and it prints flawlessly through any PC connected to the network.
However now I have no idea how to get scanning to work. If I try hp-scan it never detects anything. If I open xsane it doesn’t detect anything. if I run hp-probe -bnet it doesn’t detect any printers either
Probing network for printers. Please wait, this will take approx. 10 seconds... warning: No devices found on the 'net' bus. If this isn't the result you are expecting, warning: check your network connections and make sure your internet warning: firewall software is disabled.
And If I run hp-check I get this at the end:
--------------------------------- | INSTALLED CUPS PRINTER QUEUES | --------------------------------- HP\_Deskjet\_3050\_J610\_series --------------------------- Type: Unknown Device URI: socket://192.168.1.96:9100 PPD: /etc/cups/ppd/HP\_Deskjet\_3050\_J610\_series.ppd PPD Description: HP Deskjet 3050 j610 Series hpijs, 3.14.1 Printer status: printer HP\_Deskjet\_3050\_J610\_series is idle. enabled since Sáb 15 Mar 2Waiting for printer to finish. warning: Printer is not HPLIP installed. Printers must use the hp: or hpfax: CUPS backend for HP-Devices.
My guess is that I have to install the printer though hp-setup but I can’t get it to find the damn printer!
Please any help would alleviate my colossal headache.
Sigh… I think I managed to solve it…
Turns out I had to specify the printers IP. Now I have no idea how this could be done without using Windows.
It was through Windows that I followed HP setup and made it connect to the router so i could check the IP in 192.168.1.254
I have no idea how pairing the Printer with the router can be done In Linux. To check the printer’s IP I must pair it first but, again, i have no idea how this can be done in Linux.
But anyway, to those that have similiar problem the way to install the printer the right way (if HP) is by running
hp-setup -i 192.168.x.xxx
Probing for a network printer won’t work for whatever reason.
Now I can finally scan after following the instructions in the SANE wiki page by simply typing ‘hp-scan’ in the terminal.
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