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Re: Scanner not working
« Reply #30 on: March 15, 2020, 05:29:25 pm »
OK.  So the file is probably still in your Downloads directory and it probably needs the file owner to be changed to you. 
Try:
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sudo chown matilda Downloads/ps1fw.usb
then
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sudo cp ~/Downloads/ps1fw.usb  /usr/share/sane/gt68xx 
Note it's now cp not mv!
Then try your scanner.

Rich is more knowledgeable than I am so he might be better able to advise. 

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Re: Scanner not working
« Reply #31 on: March 15, 2020, 05:41:50 pm »
matildaw@ASUS-X102BA ~ $ sudo chown matilda Downloads/ps1fw.usb
[sudo] password for matildaw:
chown: invalid user: ‘matilda’
matildaw@ASUS-X102BA ~ $



No still nothing! What is up with this netbook?! It doesn't like this scanner.  :-\
My computer: Asus notebook x102B, running on Peppermint 9.


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Re: Scanner not working
« Reply #32 on: March 15, 2020, 05:45:19 pm »
Please show the result of:
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ls -l ~/Downloads/ps1fw.usb

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Re: Scanner not working
« Reply #33 on: March 15, 2020, 05:55:40 pm »
Sorry:  I typed your name incorrectly.  Please post the output from:
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sudo chown matildaw Downloads/ps1fw.usb

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Re: Scanner not working
« Reply #34 on: March 15, 2020, 06:05:07 pm »
Please show the result of:
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ls -l ~/Downloads/ps1fw.usb

matildaw@ASUS-X102BA ~ $ ls -l ~/Downloads/ps1fw.usb
-rw-rw-r-- 1 matildaw matildaw 7986 Mar 15 16:53 /home/matildaw/Downloads/ps1fw.usb
matildaw@ASUS-X102BA ~ $
matildaw@ASUS-X102BA ~ $


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Re: Scanner not working
« Reply #35 on: March 15, 2020, 06:06:28 pm »
Sorry:  I typed your name incorrectly.  Please post the output from:
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sudo chown matildaw Downloads/ps1fw.usb

matildaw@ASUS-X102BA ~ $ sudo chown matildaw Downloads/ps1fw.usb
[sudo] password for matildaw:
matildaw@ASUS-X102BA ~ $


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Re: Scanner not working
« Reply #36 on: March 15, 2020, 06:10:06 pm »
Yes; the command showed that you are the owner. 
Now try again:
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sudo cp ~/Downloads/ps1fw.usb  /usr/share/sane/gt68xx
and keep fingers crossed!
« Last Edit: March 15, 2020, 09:20:08 pm by Keith »

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Re: Scanner not working
« Reply #37 on: March 15, 2020, 09:17:58 pm »
matildaw@ASUS-X102BA ~ $ sudo cp ~/Downloads/ps1fw.usb  /usr/share/sane/gt68xx
[sudo] password for matildaw:
matildaw@ASUS-X102BA ~ $



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Re: Scanner not working
« Reply #38 on: March 15, 2020, 09:19:41 pm »
That's encouraging.  Does your scanner work now?

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Re: Scanner not working
« Reply #39 on: March 15, 2020, 09:23:06 pm »
THE SCANNER WORKS!!!   ;D

100 gold stars for you Sir!

Many thanks!

I tested it and it saved the scan as a pdf. I presume I can save it as a jpeg?

I think when I used to scan it would save as a jpeg, or perhaps I forgot to set it to picture when I did the test.
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Re: Scanner not working
« Reply #40 on: March 15, 2020, 09:24:37 pm »
I have little idea of what those sudo commands do by the way. I have no programming skills lol, I just follow instructions.
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Re: Scanner not working
« Reply #41 on: March 15, 2020, 09:35:42 pm »
Wonderful! 

If you can't save as JPG then you can always convert the PDF file to JPG - let me know if you need to do that.

SUDO stands for Super User DO.  It's for doing things that change files that are important for the machine to work - that's why sudo commands ask for your password.
The sudo chown matildaw Downloads/ps1fw.usb command changed the ownership of the downloaded file to you (change ownership)
The sudo cp ~/Downloads/ps1fw.usb  /usr/share/sane/gt68xx. command simply copied the missing file, from Downloads to the sane scanner directory.

You can now delete the file from Downloads:
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 rm ~/Downloads/ps1fw.usb
« Last Edit: March 15, 2020, 09:59:52 pm by Keith »

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Re: Scanner not working
« Reply #42 on: March 15, 2020, 09:39:55 pm »
Wonderful! 

If you can't save as JPG then you can always convert the PDF file to JPG - let me know if you need to do that.

SUDO stands for Super User DO.  It's for doing things that change files that are important for the machine to work - that's why sudo commands ask for your password.
The sudo chown matildaw Downloads/ps1fw.usb command changed the ownership of the downloaded file to you (change ownership)
The sudo cp ~/Downloads/ps1fw.usb  /usr/share/sane/gt68xx. command simply copied the missing file, from Downloads to the sane scanner directory.

You can now delete the file from Downloads:
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 rm ~/Downloads/ps1fw.usb

Oh yeah, I got links saved for online file converting, so I can do that thanks. Oh I see- you have cleared up the sudo mystery for me lol.
My computer: Asus notebook x102B, running on Peppermint 9.


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