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[ubuntu] Can't scan with HP 5180 and XSANE

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Just installed Ubuntu 9.10 and having tried many previous releases I can say that I was very impressed! I was very impressed when my HP printer/scanner which is networked was detected OK and printing is no problem. However my happy mood was dashed when I opened XSANE and was told no devices were found. The HP site says that 5100 devices should print and scan over a network with Ubuntu 9.10. Well, half right! Googling around seems to indicate that SANE does not in fact support the HP 5100 series for scanning. This is a real disappointment. Every time I install a Linux distro there is always something that drives me back to horrible (but it just works) Windows. Any ideas to get my scanner functioning? (Hardware)