QT5 support

Asked by Sara Payne on 2020-06-25

Is there any way to get the scanner working using these drives on Ubuntu 20.04, among the dependencies listed is qt4 which is not supported on 20.04

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brian_p (claremont102) said : #1

It depends on the device you have and on whether using HPLIP
is a must.

Sara Payne (sarapayne) said : #2

My device is MFP M281fdw. I don't feel a need to use hplip but i always understood that yo be the only way. Advice tsken greatfully.

brian_p (claremont102) said : #3

Network or USB? The MFP M281fdw is a modern device and its scanning
function should be catered for on Ubuntu 20.04 by SANE without an HPLIP
scanner driver.. Please give the output of

  scanimage -L

Sara Payne (sarapayne) said : #4

Hi again, its networked,

scanimage -L
device `escl:https://192.168.1.204:443' is a ESCL HP Color LaserJet MFP M280nw (DBB327) SSL flatbed scanner
device `escl:https://192.168.1.106:443' is a ESCL HP Color LaserJet MFP M281fdw (C0595B) SSL flatbed scanner
device `escl:http://192.168.1.204:8080' is a ESCL HP Color LaserJet MFP M280nw (DBB327) flatbed scanner
device `escl:http://192.168.1.106:8080' is a ESCL HP Color LaserJet MFP M281fdw (C0595B) flatbed scanner
device `hpaio:/net/hp_colorlaserjet_mfp_m278-m281?ip=192.168.1.106&queue=false' is a Hewlett-Packard hp_colorlaserjet_mfp_m278-m281 all-in-one
device `hpaio:/net/hp_colorlaserjet_mfp_m278-m281?ip=192.168.1.204&queue=false' is a Hewlett-Packard hp_colorlaserjet_mfp_m278-m281 all-in-one

If I try to use the escl the interface loads but then gives an error saying it failed to start scanner: Invalid argument. Trying to use device `hpaio:/net/hp_colorlaserjet_mfp_m278-m281 results in being unable to open, error during device i/o

Best brian_p (claremont102) said : #5

> Hi again, its networked,

Ideal. Thank you Sara.

sane-escl is the new sane backend I referred to earlier. I am not going
to attempt to debug either its behaviour or that of the HPLIP hpaio.
Instead, we will go to Plan B, which has worked for 100% of users who
have followed it.

Go to

  https://github.com/alexpevzner/sane-airscan

and download and install the independent backend, sane-airscan. Here
is a direct link to the file (sane-airscan_0.99.8+66.1_amd64.deb) you need:

  https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/pzz/xUbuntu_20.04/amd64/

Sara Payne (sarapayne) said : #6

Thanks brian_p, that solved my question.

brian_p (claremont102) said : #7

> Thanks brian_p, that solved my question.

Splendid! sane-airscan keeps its 100% track record. :)

Sara, I am interested in what the URI for sane-airscan is. Please would you
post the output of 'scanimage -L' again.