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How can I add printer's scanner via network to POP Os


New member
Mar 2, 2020
Hi there,

I installed a few days ago POP Os and it's just great.
The only problem is that I cannot use my printer's scanner.

It's connected to local network, I managed to print files but I didn't manage to scan files using printer's scanner.

I followed some guides and steps in order to do this with hplip but I couldn't do it.

Is there a way that I can fix this?



Trusted User
Founding Member
Nov 23, 2018
My admin are having the same problem in the office. As a work-around, we're scanning to a SD card and transferring the file that way. Most people manage to get printers working, but scanners are a bit more hit and miss in Linux. The amount of times we actually need to scan something is minimal, so it isn't an inconvenience really. If I had to scan a lot, or everyday, I'd buy a new machine that ensured Linux compatibility.


New member
Mar 2, 2020
I fixed this problem by setting my printer to save scanned files to my local samba server, now everything is fine :)

I need to walk to the printer anyway so if i press a few more buttons on the printer's touchpad won't kill me.

This can be a solution to anybody else that encounters this problem...

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