In addition to sdog’s post, I add some information how to use and print a HP PSC1417 printer/scanner on Linux.

As I’m a Gentoo Lover, I’ll explain how to make this very cheap and nice printer working on Linux.

first of all we need to install hplip :

 ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="~x86" USE="ppds" emerge -pv hplip

After we start it and we restart cups (of course we can start it at boot with rc-update)

Then we can install it in CUPS from the web interface, it will find automaticaly the printer on the usb port.

Now to be able to use this printer as a network scanner, we need to modify some sane configuration files :

in /etc/sane.d/dll.conf:

edit /etc/services :

sane-port       6566/tcp                        # SANE Network Scanner Control Port
sane-port       6566/udp

and /etc/xinetd.d/sane-port :

service sane-port
  port = 6566
  socket_type = stream
  server = /usr/sbin/saned
  protocol = tcp
  user = root
  group = scanner
  wait = no
  disable = no

restart xinet.d and add the net in /etc/sane.d/dll.conf on the client.

and in /etc/sane.d/net.conf we must add the host on which the scanner is connected.

you can start xsane on the client and you will be able to use the scanner from the network.

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2 thoughts on “PSC1417

  1. I am trying to do the same thing you have done with network scanning. I have followed you instructions, but have had no luck so far.

    I am able to telnet to saned on my server, by scanimage -L on the remote computer does not find the network scanner.

    Perhaps you could specify the configuration that needs to be changed on the server, and on the local machine.

    Thanks in advance,

    ps. I am using gentoo too.

  2. Thanks for the tips! I’ve got a smaller model, namely the PSC1410 (without card readers). Very cheap and decent quality. After a few false starts I can also now do scanning over the network. My life is now almost complete…

    PS: I’m also a Gentoo nut, running it everywhere: 2 dev boxen (both P3), 2 notebooks (1x Dell P4, 1x Apple PowerMac 3400c), 2 servers (my personal server an a VoIP server running IPTEL SER).

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