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Connecting to AiO printer for scanning

Post by Bob_j33 » Thu Dec 31, 2015 5:31 pm

I have installed Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon 32 bit version 2.8.6 on a Dell Inspiron mini 1011. I have connected to a Kodak Hero 5.1 AiO printer on a network connection. Printer is not identified as a scanning device: I have tried Simple Scan and XSane and get the same response from both. Printing is OK (usually: I sometimes have to reboot the OS for connection to work). Any suggestions for resolving this?

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Re: Connecting to AiO printer for scanning

Post by cwsnyder » Thu Dec 31, 2015 6:15 pm

Do you have the drivers for printer and scanner from the Sourceforge page? http://sourceforge.net/projects/cupsdriverkodak/

There is also a thread here for using Linux Mint Debian Edition with that printer and scanner: http://linuxforums.org.uk/index.php?topic=11636.0
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Re: Connecting to AiO printer for scanning

Post by Bob_j33 » Fri Jan 01, 2016 2:41 pm

"Do you have the drivers for printer and scanner from the Sourceforge page? [url]http://sourceforge.net/projects/cupsdriverkodak/"

I have downloaded and expanded this but cannot work out what to instal. Any suggestions?

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Re: Connecting to AiO printer for scanning

Post by cwsnyder » Sat Jan 02, 2016 9:58 am

1. Double click the c2esp-27.tar.gz file to open the archive manager.
2. Extract to a scratch folder, for example, ~/Downloads/c2exp-27
3. From http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/1525 The following commands are executed from a terminal window: Note: ~/Downloads/c2exp-27 is the folder you created in the previous step. If the name has been changed, please replace ~/Downloads/c2exp-27 with the actual folder name.
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    cd ~/Downloads/c2exp-27
    ./configure
    make
    sudo make install
  • If the code fails to execute, try the following in the same terminal window:

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    cd ~/Downloads/c2exp-27
    chmod +x configure
    ./configure
    make
    sudo make install
This should install the printer and scanner driver(s) from source.
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Re: Connecting to AiO printer for scanning

Post by Bob_j33 » Tue Jan 05, 2016 4:32 pm

I have searched on Synaptic for c2exp-27, and a package, printer-driver-c2esp, version 27~rc1-1, shows as installed. Will installing from the download be a problem or cause what is working, the printing, to fail?

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Re: Connecting to AiO printer for scanning

Post by cwsnyder » Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:03 pm

From your response, you have the latest driver for Linux. If the scanner is not working, you will have to contact the maintainer or the printer manufacturer.
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Re: Connecting to AiO printer for scanning

Post by all41 » Tue Jan 05, 2016 8:44 pm

Maybe it is being blocked by your firewall.
If you have ufw enabled try this:
Temporarily disable ufw in a terminal:

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sudo ufw disable
Then see if simple scan finds your printer--if so then you can add a rule for ufw that will allow
the scanner communications.
Re enable ufw by:

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sudo ufw enable

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Re: Connecting to AiO printer for scanning

Post by Bob_j33 » Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:07 pm

If the scanner is not working, you will have to contact the maintainer or the printer manufacturer.
Have just tested scanner in other OS on this machine (dual boot) and scan worked.
Maybe it is being blocked by your firewall.
Disabling firewall made no difference.

I am assuming that scanning functionality is not available.

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Re: Connecting to AiO printer for scanning

Post by cwsnyder » Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:11 am

Bob_j33 wrote:
I am assuming that scanning functionality is not available.
Or at least not supported by Kodak for Linux.
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