You may remember the fun I had with windows XP and an HP C4780 printer the dark room
That eventually resolved itself after removing all the HP bloat-ware and finding a 'driver only' installer.
In other news I bought the Tron Legacy Reconfigured
CD which has some binary messages on the box sleeve and the insert. I wounder if I could get the wireless printer AND scanner working from Linux ?
Turns out HP should be praised for their open source support as the tools to installer and configure have lots of sensible output that tell you whats going on.
I got the printer working with a few easy steps using the CUPS web front-end, but the scanner gave me a headache.
XSane and scanimage both told me no devices were found, but this is where it gets weird because if I told xsane what IP the printer was then xsane worked.
This had the side effect of not being able to use GIMP to do the scanning.
Resolution (and it took a while to work it out) was to run the
and to add the printer using the ADVANCED settings entering the IP address, sounds simple but it quite happily auto-discovered the printer on its own in a slightly different way.
Now I can scan in GIMP from a wireless printer !
maybe HP aren't quite so bad after all.
Now back to Tron, I have scanned the images just need to tidy them a bit and the work out the best way to OCR them.