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Solving networked scanner issue on HP all-in-one printers

Looking and talking at Ask Fedora, it will be nice to share suggestion for proper networked scanner support on HP all-in-one printers. One of solution is to install hplip-gui via terminal.
sudo dnf install hplip-gui Or
su -c "dnf install hplip-gui Unfortunately, the frontend is not listed on Gnome Software due to appdata missing.

Another solution is to directly edit /etc/cups/printers.conf and change the device URI. To find the correct URI with HP protocol  of your networked HP all-in-one printer, use hp-setup -i or hp-setup hostname. The URI should be listed like
hp:/net/name_of_hp_printer?zc=hostname Where hp:/net/ is the protocol replacing dnssd://, zc=hostname is the name of hostmane for the all-in-one printer sometime subsituted by ip=ipaddress

For example, the uri of Photosmart eStation C510 is 
hp:/net/Photosmart_eStn_C510_series?zc=HPFFBBC9hp:/Photosmart_eStn_C510_series?ip= Save the change and restart either the system or simply type sudo systemctl restart cups.

Trying Gnome Boxes 3.16.2 on Fedora 22

Gnome Boxes is an application similar to VirtualBox that allows installing a operating systems via virtualization or use it remotely. The main focus is the simplicity to casual users wanting to try their system.  One of new features is the ability to do an express installation with minimal interaction which is convenient for a quick setup for say Microsoft Windows system up to 8.1.

One of weakness is the lack of transferring data within the virtualizer as done on VirtualBox useful to do the work on format not supported by applications on Linux distribution notable Fedora which is my main system. On some occasion, Boxes will not detect the existing virtualized system I installed on the main session until the restart. It can be annoying but not enough to detract the experience.

Overall, Gnome Boxes is a very useful tool for developers and also designers wanting to run their operating system without dual boot. The test was done on ASUS X550ZE laptop.