Gutsy - HP Scanjet 3970 - How do I install?

Asked by Shabakthanai

I found a driver, but don't know how to install a tar.gz, can you help me?

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Shabakthanai (stevenvollom) said :

I found someone with the same solution, however, I can't find the Device Manager in Gutsy, and that was necessary to solve the problem. I have installed sane and xsane with no positive results. The tar ball is as follows: file:///home/steven/Desktop/hp3900-series_0.11.tar.gz. One solution that was provided was as follows: Re: Problem with my scanner HP Scanjet 3970
Permissions are probably your problem still. To figure out which device is your scanner, open device manager:
System > Administration > Device Manager
The tree probably has several USB controllers, each with devices under them. Dig down until you find your scanner. Under your scanner is "USB Raw Device Access." Select this, and look at the Advanced tab on the right. One of the entries should be linux.device_file which will show you the filename for this device. On my system, my 3970 is /dev/bus/usb/001/002. Yours is probably different. So, on my system, I type in a terminal

sudo chmod a+w /dev/bus/usb/001/002

which does the trick for me.

Eric The respondent answered the following: Smile Re: Problem with my scanner HP Scanjet 3970
This was the missing piece of the puzzle for me! Sane finally sees my HP Scanjet 4370 flatbed scanner! I know I'm asking a favor, but would someone _please_ organize and turn this into a how-to? If I knew what-in-the-world I was doing, I'd do it myself, but at this level I'm doing well to copy-and-paste into Terminal to get my scanner to work at all. Thank you to everyone involved in this effort! What may I try?

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Shabakthanai (stevenvollom) said :

I just noticed that initially they were talking about a 3970, while in her response she mentioned a 4370. is that a typo or ?

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Olivier (olivier-lacroix) said :

Hi !

If you read french, try this

if not, ask for help :-)

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