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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=HPFFBBC9
hp:/Photosmart_eStn_C510_series?ip=192.168.1.64
Save the change and restart either the system or simply type sudo systemctl restart cups.

You should be able to run a networked scanner with your favourite scanner application like simple-scan. The reason of the process is due to a bug from hplip that failed to assign the hp:/net protocol to their own printer. Hopefull HP will fix the problem in the incoming future.

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