HP 8610 All In One. "Printer Initiated" Scanning

Asked by Ish Kibib on 2019-06-13

I am pretty new to Linux and I am trying to get my HP printer set up, with full functionality. For example, being able to scan to scan several documents to my computer, without having to go back and forth to the computer after each document that I scan.

Linux Mint 19.1 Cinnamon

Here is what I have done so far, in an effort to get the printer set up.
1- I searched Linux for printers, and a screen came up, which then let me search for my printer by IP address. I entered the local IP address for the printer and I was then able to select from a list of 3 drivers(?)
HP Officejet Pro 8610, driverless cups-filters 1.20.2 (recommended)
HP Officejet Pro 8610, hpcups 3.17.10
HP Officejet Pro 8610, hpijs 3.17.10

I chose the first one, because of it being labeled "recommended."

After this, I was able to print. But, I tried to initiate a scan but the HP All in one device said that it could not find any computers to scan to. I have been scanning to a Windows computer successfully this way (Windows computer was not on at the time, though)

2- I searched in software manager and installed hplip-gui, which seemed to be some related software. However, I don't see any way to enable the scanning in that software.

I am out of ideas.

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Hi Ish,

Please install the latest driver from the below location


Please let us know if you still face the issue.


Ish Kibib (antidis) said : #2

Thank you for the reply. I see that the current version is 3.19.5 while the version available in the operating system's software manager is 3.17.10+repack0-5.
However, I am a bit wary of installing things outside of software manager. Here is a similar topic that might support this fear:

Perhaps being able to verify authenticity after doing the download would be wise? Do you offer a way to do that?

Ish Kibib (antidis) said : #3

I did some more research and it really doesn't seem like your product can scan directly to a folder on the computer (without having to "operate" controls on the computer itself during the process).

Some other users seemed to be trying to find a workaround:

Can you help with this problem?

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