Ubuntu 17.10 64 Bit

I recently purchased a Multi function printer Samsung SCX 3201 (now HP) The printer is working properly. But am unable to run the scanner. If I run XSane it does not detect the scanner. I downloaded the drivers from the hp web site. the file is ULD, with .sh files inside it. How do I install/ use the scanner. Somewhere it was mentioned that Vue scanner can help, but how do I install it.

  • is the printer connected via USB or network? – ravery Feb 6 '18 at 11:34
  • Connected via USB. – V S Punn Feb 7 '18 at 10:45

to install the scanner, the package one downloads from HP/Samsung is uld_v1.00.36_00.91.tar.gz so if one opens a terminal (holding 3 keys down, the control and alt and t keys ..) and then copies the commands below; line by line; ).. so each line is separate ..)and pastes them into the terminal; and hit the ENTER key after each paste

(this assumes by default the downloaded package is saved to the Downloads folder)

cd Downloads

tar -zxvf uld_v1.00.36_00.91.tar.gz

cd uld

sudo ./install-scanner.sh

and that last command should get the scanner set up for you

  • Was able to install using the above commands. When I started XSane, it detected the scanner, but after some time gave error: I/O error. – V S Punn Feb 8 '18 at 7:01
  • If I attach the scanner to a Windows PC, the scanner works. Even with Simple Scan, scanning is not possible. Under preferences, it shows the scanner, but does not scan – V S Punn Feb 8 '18 at 7:46
  • I am using Ubuntu on XORG – V S Punn Feb 9 '18 at 11:14
  • so the SANE team reckon it should be supported; sane-project.org/lists/sane-mfgs-cvs.html#Z-SAMSUNG so perhaps you sign on to their mailing list; tell them your issues; they can offer help lists.alioth.debian.org/mailman/listinfo/sane-devel so please talk to them directly; let us know how it goes please – pdc Feb 10 '18 at 0:31

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