[Nottingham] HP Scanjet 5300c Scanner

Martin martin at ml1.co.uk
Tue Jan 6 21:37:39 UTC 2009

Ray Lindley wrote:
> Hi,
> I have been given the above which I cannot get to work in linux 
> ubuntu-xsane or mint.

Looks like a known problem with the latest SANE package for those
scanners. A fix is to downgrade to the previous version. Try the
instructions on:


Scanner support status for SANE is listed on:


which claims "complete" support. So, is this just a temporary bug
awaiting an update?

To jump in deep and dirty, you could try compiling your own kernel module:

Getting the HP 5300C to work with Linux


Hope that helps a little,

Good luck,

Martin Lomas
martin at ml1.co.uk

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