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    HP PSC 750 Scanner help on SW 10.2


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    Found this by Googling...
    This one is tricky I happen to have the same printer and battled to get it working to use it with xsane+gimp. Let me see... you need to install (if not present) the hpoj drivers. Then comes a complicated set of minor configurations. Hrmm... whats your distro?

    If you have hpoj installed you need to check a xsane config file named dll.conf, find a line that reads hpoj and uncomment it (by default it comes commented, dont ask why)

    Then you have to config, do:

    ptal-init setup (follow steps)
    ptal-init start
    scanimage -L (this to test if your 750 is registered)

    If the last step proves succesful you should be able to get scanning.
    I have an hp scanner printer as well and got it working under FC4. Never tried it with SW though. Make sure the hpoj drivers are installed, and run the ptal-init setup and follow the directions. Once everything is setup correctly, you can use xsane as the front end which works pretty well. There's a lot on the net about how to get your printer/scanner working.
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    it says i dont have ptal-init and i dont know what uncommenting is

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    Download and install hpoj from here
    http://hpoj.sourceforge.net/download.shtml
    "Uncommenting" a line essentially means you take away the '#' mark in front of a line so it will be read.
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    root@desktop:/home/lamar# ptal-init setup
    bash: ptal-init: command not found

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    Once hpoj-0.91.tgz is installed, you'll have to compile it. I didn't have to do this with Fedora. Under Slackware 10.2, hpoj installs to /hpoj-0.91. So su to root and go...
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    cd /hpoj-0.91
    Once in the hpoj-0.91 directory, do the standard...
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    make
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    make install
    ...to build it. After it is built, run the ptal-init setup by going...
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     /usr/local/sbin/ptal-init setup
    ...and follow the instructions. Hopefully it won't have any trouble finding your scanner and setting it up. After ptal-setup, run...
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    xsane
    If xsane comes up then you should be good to go. I don't have a scanner attached to my Slackware box so I don't really know what else you may run into, but I DO have a working HP scanner on my Fedora Core 4 box.
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    thnks

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    Quote Originally Posted by phurtiv3Ph0x
    thnks
    So? Did you get it going or not?
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    yes its going

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