[ubuntu-za] HP Laserjet M1005 multifunction printer/scanner

Chris Schoonbee cmschoonbee at mweb.co.za
Tue Jul 30 21:37:35 UTC 2013

On 30/07/2013 18:54, Bruce Pieterse wrote:
> On 30/07/2013 18:01, Chris Schoonbee wrote:
>> Hi there,
>> Does anyone else have a USB HP Laserjet M1005 printer/scanner?
>> If so, are you able to scan using simple-scan with it?
>> It is my father's computer and printer.  The printer functionality 
>> works without any problems but I cannot get the scanner to work.
>> hp-probe detects the device but simple-scan just hangs when I try to 
>> scan.  It does not complain about connecting to the device etc, just 
>> has those rotating circles.
>> I have tried without success using Ubuntu 13.04 on his desktop and 
>> 12.10 on his laptop.
>> Any advice would be appreciated.
>> Chris
> Hi,
> I've had this problem before with another HP MFP. If I remember 
> correctly, the only way I got it to work was by installing the package 
> hplip-gui. You can just try and install the package libsane-hpaio and 
> try to see if simple-scan then recognizes the device. If it doesn't, 
> try installing the hplip-gui package, setup the printer again using 
> the hplip driver and try simple-scan again.

I have hplip and libsane-hpaio installed already.  But I will try 
hplip-gui tomorrow and see if that makes any difference.

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