Updates:

Forums updated to SMF version 2.1.1

Menu

Show posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Show posts Menu

Messages - Matilda

#31
Linux Support / Re: My scanner doesn´t work on Ubuntu
August 01, 2021, 07:11:42 PM
Quote from: emegra on August 01, 2021, 07:01:30 PM
Ok that looks good to me

Try your scanner now



Graeme

Okay- I will go and get it from the hessian bag I keep it in, in my bedroom. Yeah--I need some sort of desk for all my computer stuff lol.
#32
Linux Support / Re: My scanner doesn´t work on Ubuntu
August 01, 2021, 06:58:36 PM
Hope it turned up what you are looking for!

[email protected]:~$ sudo chmod 744 /usr/share/sane/gt68xx/PS1Dfw.usb
[sudo] password for avon:
[email protected]:~$ sudo ls -l  /usr/share/sane/gt68xx
total 8
-rwxr--r-- 1 root root 7256 Aug  1 18:47 PS1Dfw.usb
[email protected]:~$

I have no idea what any of this means, especially ´avon´
#33
Linux Support / Re: My scanner doesn´t work on Ubuntu
August 01, 2021, 06:50:24 PM
You do know that the software is called document scanner on Ubuntu and not simple scanner as in Peppermint? It is not the same one.
#34
Linux Support / Re: My scanner doesn´t work on Ubuntu
August 01, 2021, 06:48:46 PM
No idea if this is what you were hoping for, but here it is!

[email protected]:~$ sudo cp ~/Downloads/PS1Dfw.usb /usr/share/sane/gt68xx/
[sudo] password for avon:
[email protected]:~$ ls -l  /usr/share/sane/gt68xx
total 8
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 7256 Aug  1 18:47 PS1Dfw.usb
[email protected]:~$

#35
Linux Support / Re: My scanner doesn´t work on Ubuntu
August 01, 2021, 06:47:05 PM
Oh well, never mind guys. I will call the computer shop in town tomorrow and see how much they will charge me to wipe this Ubuntu off and put the latest Peppermint distro on this MacBook. This Ubuntu seems to have too many problems. My bro probably used an old version! I told him last time he put Ubuntu on a computer for me ( which was the netbook my other brother gave me, which Mark later on put Peppermint on) that he should only put Peppermint onto laptops and netbooks. Ubuntu doesn't seem suited to them.
#36
Linux Support / Re: My scanner doesn´t work on Ubuntu
August 01, 2021, 06:39:50 PM
It still doesn't like it!

[email protected]:~$ cp ~/Downloads/PS1Dfw.usb /usr/share/sane/gt68xx/
cp: cannot create regular file '/usr/share/sane/gt68xx/PS1Dfw.usb': Permission denied
[email protected]:~$

#37
Linux Support / Re: My scanner doesn´t work on Ubuntu
August 01, 2021, 06:37:24 PM
Quote from: Keith on August 01, 2021, 06:33:48 PM
The command just created a directory.  You can check usingls /usr/share/sane/gt68xxEmegra will add file(s) later.

Ok. I have to admit I have no idea what a directory is unless I Google it. Do you think my brother put an old version of Ubuntu on this MacBook? It seems to be taking a lot of effort to load software unlike Peppermint. I had the same problem with Ubuntu with the little netbook my other brother gave me and then Mark Greaves (bless him) told me to post it to him, and he put Peppermint on it. He always used to say that laptops/netbooks work best with Peppermint.
#38
Had problems with that. When I put in the second command, a load of code, or whatever you call it started loading, then after that had finished a box came up with this message:

This package automates the process of launching downloads of the source   ?
? files for libdvdcss2 from videolan.org, compiling them, and installing    ?
? the binary packages (libdvdcss2 libdvdcss-dev).                           ?
?                                                                           ?
? Please run "sudo dpkg-reconfigure libdvd-pkg" to launch this process for  ?
? the first time.                                                           ?
?           

So I closed the terminal and opened it again and put in what it told me and then I got this message:

[email protected]:~$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure libdvd-pkg
[sudo] password for avon:
debconf: DbDriver "config": /var/cache/debconf/config.dat is locked by another process: Resource temporarily unavailable
[email protected]:~$
#39
Linux Support / Re: My scanner doesn´t work on Ubuntu
August 01, 2021, 06:27:08 PM


Nothing much seemed to happen there Emegra!

[email protected]:~$ sudo mkdir /usr/share/sane/gt68xx
[sudo] password for avon:
[email protected]:~$


#40
I'm not very impressed with Ubuntu as an OS to be honest. Peppermint is much better! I'll have to take this MacBook to the computer shop in the near future and ask them to get rid of Ubuntu and put the latest Peppermint distro on it.
#41
No, it still doesn't work! It still says it is unable to connect to the scanner, so yet again I have to use my tiny Peppermint netbook, which takes ages to boot up, to scan documents..grrr--
#42
Quote from: Rich J on June 18, 2021, 06:20:48 AM
You might try this - https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=150579

Copy and paste the instructions, in turn, into terminal.

(found by googling your scanner model)

Rich

Started that, but got a scary response, so did not go any further.
[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get install xsane
[sudo] password for avon:
Sorry, try again.
[sudo] password for avon:
E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock-frontend. It is held by process 25667 (unattended-upgr)
N: Be aware that removing the lock file is not a solution and may break your system.
E: Unable to acquire the dpkg frontend lock (/var/lib/dpkg/lock-frontend), is another process using it?
[email protected]:~$


#43
Quote from: Keith on June 17, 2021, 01:55:35 PM
With the scanner plugged in try: scanimage -Land report the output.

[email protected]:~$ scanimage -L
device `gt68xx:libusb:001:016' is a Mustek BearPaw 1200 CU flatbed scanner
[email protected]:~$

#44
[email protected]:~$ sudo mkdir /usr/share/sane
[sudo] password for avon:
mkdir: cannot create directory '/usr/share/sane': File exists
[email protected]:~$

#45
Quote from: emegra on July 06, 2021, 07:14:25 PM
Hi Matilda
Can you confirm you have the file I sent you in ~/Downloads ?

Yes I did in the above message, written on June 26th!

Quote
It's been sat there for a few days waiting for its instructions Mr. Emegra!