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I just purchased an HP Envy 5642. I can print to it from Linux without a problem but I don't see a way to scan. When I hit scan on the printer it tells me to turn on the appropriate HP application in Windows which I am not running. I followed the HP Linux links for downloading hplip (HP Linux Imaging & Printing) but I actually found that I already have that program instealled.

garrett@mint-desktop ~ $ sudo apt-get install hplip
[sudo] password for garrett:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree      
Reading state information... Done
hplip is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 47 not upgraded.

How can I scan from the HP Envy 5642 without having to scan to email or scan to flash drive. I want to be able to scan directly to my Linux Mint OS.

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Hi,

on terminal write hp- then hit tab, you should see:

hp-align               hp-info                hp-query
hp-check               hp-levels              hp-scan
hp-clean               hp-logcapture          hp-setup
hp-colorcal            hp-makeuri             hp-testpage
hp-config_usb_printer  hp-pkservice           hp-timedate
hp-doctor              hp-plugin              hp-unload
hp-firmware            hp-plugin-ubuntu       
hp-hpdio               hp-probe        

Which are the utils installed by the hplip package, among them there is also the command hp-scan but you need to setup the printer, so try hp-info to see if it's detected... you can also install the GUI, package name is hplip-gui.

Edited by cereal

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hp-info returned no device found and the printer/scanner is turned on and plugged in via the USB. I don't think HP has any Linux support for this model. I'm going to have to keep booting into microshaft window$ just to save a scaned image then bring it over to my Linux system. Thanks.

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I'm running Linux Mint 17 and it's on the list but nothing I try is working. I also tried hp-setup but it couldn't find the device, it is plugged in via USB.

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In hp-setup I also found an option called 'Manual Discovery' with a text box labeled 'USB bus ID:device ID (bbb:ddd):'

This is what I get from lsusb

Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 005 Device 004: ID 0557:2212 ATEN International Co., Ltd 
Bus 005 Device 003: ID 0461:4d64 Primax Electronics, Ltd 
Bus 005 Device 002: ID 0557:8021 ATEN International Co., Ltd 
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 03f0:cc11 Hewlett-Packard 
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

I tyred entering 001:003 & 03f0:cc11 into the that text area but it still couldn't find anything.

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I finally got it. I didnt' have the latest version of hplip and the latest isn't the latest version in the Ubuntu repositories either. I was able to download it directly from the site and now everything is working just fine.

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the latest isn't the latest version in the Ubuntu repositories

This is not so unusual. I often have this issue with python modules, which I then install with pip instead of apt-get, until the correct version comes into the ubuntu repositories.

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