Epson Perfection 4490 Photo scanner on Fedora 17

The Epson Perfection 4490 Photo scanner is not supported in Fedora 17 by sane. In a previous post I describe how to install this scanner on Ubuntu. The process is similar except for the package names and commands. To get the scanner to work in Fedora you must download and install third party software. This how to describes how I was able to install it on Fedora 17 64-bit. Make sure sane and xsane are... read more

How To Install and Configure HPLIP on Fedora 17

It’s great to have all-in-one devices and some of the great printers that HP makes but, it is also sometimes an issue in Linux to not be able to use all of the features and functionality. With HP this is not a big issue with HPLIP. HPLIP (HP Linux Imaging and Printing) is print, scan and fax drivers for Linux. While CUPS is great for getting the basics for printing there are some of the CUPS drivers... read more

Scanning and Printing to Epson Artisan 725 on Fedora 17

It is a wonderful thing to get a new toy to play with, but frustrating when you plug it in and then the trouble begins. It works with most systems but sometimes there is one that just wants to cause a bit of pain. Well that happened recently when I tried to install my Epson Artisan To enjoy scanning over the on Fedora 17. This issue was getting the scanning features to work with GIMP. Previously I was... read more

VuePoint PDS-ST415-VP portable Scanner

Several months back I ran across a portable page hand scanner at local office store. With old computer books and genealogy I occasionally have a need to scan pages or photographs in places where a flatbed scanner or camera just won’t work. Hand scanners have improved greatly over the years from the old hand scanners. So I took a chance on VuePoint PDS-ST415-VP scanner. Note: VuePoint has released a... read more

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