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will we have support for our scanners in linux someday?i have an hp 4300c scanjet scanner and i can't get it working..hp does not support this model in linux..why can't ...
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    will we have support for our scanners in linux someday?i have an hp 4300c scanjet scanner and i can't get it working..hp does not support this model in linux..why can't they make available a driver for this device as nvidia and ati did?
    what are their fear in hp for?
    what do you think?
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    Have you tried the google.com/linux? I turned up many results looking for HP scanners (not sure about your model, but I'm sure there's something close). I know that people have gotten scanners working in Linux.

    As far as HP writing Linux drivers, pester them. If a company has enough customers asking for something, you will eventually get it. It's just a matter of numbers and persistance.
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    so do we all have the same problem to send mails to hp to create drivers making that way our life easier?i think they won't consider them..
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    i searched over the net and found that my scanner (hp scanjet 4300c) works (basic works) under sane..i'll try to see if really works..
    here is the site i searched :
    http://www.sane-project.org/sane-supported-devices.html
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