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Old 19th June 2010, 01:47 AM
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Failed to start scanner: Invalid argument HPc6380

I am trying to scan with an All-in-One HP c6380. I get the message:

Failed to start scanner: Invalid argument

when I press the scan button in the GUI. Could anybody help me decipher this, please?

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Old 19th June 2010, 02:32 AM
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Re: Failed to start scanner: Invalid argument HPc6380

Hello,
Some commands to check with

# scanimage -L
# hp-setup
if you type hp- TAB TAB ,, there maybe others helping commands
May want to install sane / xsane

May need to look at the properties of command

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Old 19th June 2010, 03:13 AM
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Re: Failed to start scanner: Invalid argument HPc6380

I tried these. Sorry, but they didn't work. My programs hplip and sane/xsane are already installed. Other options listed did not prove helpful.
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Old 19th June 2010, 03:38 AM
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Re: Failed to start scanner: Invalid argument HPc6380

Does scanimage -L show the scanner?

If not, does it show the scanner when you run as root?
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Old 19th June 2010, 03:49 AM
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Re: Failed to start scanner: Invalid argument HPc6380

Quote:
[root@localhost Desktop]# scanimage -L
device `v4l:/dev/video0' is a Noname HP Webcam virtual device
[root@localhost Desktop]#
I got a message saying that the message is too short, so blahblahblah.
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Old 19th June 2010, 04:39 AM
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Re: Failed to start scanner: Invalid argument HPc6380

Ok, it isn't seeing your scanner. Note that it's only listing a video device, not a scanner.

Did you get the same result as root?

If so, I would try manually adding it with hp-setup. I would use the command line--if it's on the network, at, say, 192.168.1.10 then

hp-setup -i 192.168.1.10

If that succeeds, then I would try scanimage -L again and see if it lists the machine.
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Old 19th June 2010, 04:45 AM
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Re: Failed to start scanner: Invalid argument HPc6380

But, the printer is not on the network.
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Old 19th June 2010, 01:36 PM
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Re: Failed to start scanner: Invalid argument HPc6380

In that case, if it's a USB connection, run

lsusb

This will give you the bus and device number, and you need the leading 0's. For example, if you get something like

Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1234:1234 you'd use

hp-setup -i 001::001

(It might also work with just hp-setup -i -a with the a standing for automatic)

If it's a parallel port then

hp-setup -i -a -x /dev/parport0 (or whatever the device is).


ID xxxx:xxxx
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Old 20th June 2010, 01:37 PM
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Re: Failed to start scanner: Invalid argument HPc6380

I was unable to complete the suggestion. See link below for results, please.

http://pastebin.com/RgU26Dt6
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Old 20th June 2010, 02:08 PM
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Re: Failed to start scanner: Invalid argument HPc6380

Looks as if you were't root when you tried. It has to be done as root, or at least with root privilege.

I would remove the printer from cups if it's in there, and try again.
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Old 20th June 2010, 02:15 PM
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Re: Failed to start scanner: Invalid argument HPc6380

I don't understand what that had to do with scanning. What was that supposed to accomplish? I tried running xsane again and running a scan, I got the same error message.
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Old 20th June 2010, 02:50 PM
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Re: Failed to start scanner: Invalid argument HPc6380

Are you able to do any of the other functions ?
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Old 20th June 2010, 03:01 PM
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Re: Failed to start scanner: Invalid argument HPc6380

I presume you are talking about printer functions, and the answer is yes.
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Old 20th June 2010, 03:15 PM
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Re: Failed to start scanner: Invalid argument HPc6380

The answer to your quite reasonable question is that hplip's drivers seem to help with getting scanning to work as well. I've never looked deeply into the reasons, just found that for me, at least, when scanning didn't work, reinstalling the printer with hplip fixed it.
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Old 20th June 2010, 03:24 PM
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Re: Failed to start scanner: Invalid argument HPc6380

So, when you reinstall, do you uninstall everything and reinstall from scratch?
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