At first, I couldn’t scan from my laptop with the scanner connect to my server. So, here’s what I found to make it work.
First, this is my setup. I have a Dell Inspiron laptop with Ubuntu 12.04 installed. I use it wirelessly in my house. Then, I have an HP Printer Scanner Copier 1315 hooked to my Home “server”. That “server” is more of a desktop with server responsibilities, but it is also running Ubuntu 12.04.
I am not sure if this is required or not, but on both the server and the laptop, I installed libsane-extras:
Then, I found this guide to help open it up for the network: Ubuntu Documentation: Sharing a Scanner Over a Network
Here’s the steps that I had to take:
- updated /etc/default/saned — set RUN = yes
- updated /etc/sane.d/saned.conf — updated to my subnet: 192.168.<my subnet>.0/24
- sudo adduser saned lp
I was able to start the service with:
sudo service saned restart
Finally, on my laptop, I had to add the server’s IP address to /etc/sane.d/net.conf.