Jon (j_b) wrote,

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error: SANE: Error during device I/O (code=9)

Trying to get a Hewlett Packard Color LaserJet CM1017 MFP working with Ubuntu 10.10

Having installed the various HPLIP devices and detected/configured the printer, trying to run the bundled installer:

The "hp-setup" utility silently fails to download the proprietary scanner driver from - so I needed to browse to and manually download the correct-version ".run" file from , manually specify the downloaded file's location, and I had to make sure I was root (using sudo) when running "hp-setup".

This brought me to a state where the hp-toolbox utility could see the printer (and the print drivers were installed).

Attempting to run "hp-scan" exited with "error: SANE: Error during device I/O (code=9)". Other scanning attempts with hp-toolbox bombed out with a GUI dialog "Failed to scan" "Unable to connect to scanner" and console output "** (simple-scan:3837): WARNING **: Unable to get open device: Error during device I/O"

I found the solution here: which involved going to /usr/lib and making a symlink named to :

$ cd /usr/lib
$ sudo ln -s

Now scanning works.
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