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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

HP Photosmart c4280 scanner in Fedora 19 Linux


I own an HP Photosmart c4280 scanner printer combo. I cannot vouch for the printing capabilities, but I can declare that I have got it working with scanning. Here is how to quickly get it setup in Fedora 19 Linux:

For the printing capabilities, run:

sudo yum install hplip hplip-gui libsane-hpaio hpijs  hplip-libs

Then run:

sudo hp-setup

If you just want to use the scanner, you still have to do the Printing Setup steps, but after that, it is ready to go. This setup uses the "Sane" scanning/printing system backend, so any graphic interface that uses that backend will now work.

NOTE: You may need to shutdown/startup the device again, and also restart Sane (xsane).

For a simple straightforward graphic app to help you scan, I suggest installing 'xsane', though there are also Gimp Sane plugins and one for KDE as well I believe.

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