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Started by donwatson, December 21, 2011, 11:19:24 PM

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donwatson

#30
Hi Mark,
I have copied your instructions but have hit a problem.
In terminal, I type
Code:
Do I then press Enter or do I enter
sudo etc and then press enter.?
Sorry for being such a pain.

Don W
EDIT Whatever I do it says Code: Command not found
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donwatson

Duh  :-[  :-[  Problem solved
Will get back when I have tried the rest.
thanks
Don W
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Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

#32
You're not being a pain at all .. Is the scanner working now ?

[EDIT]

I also meant to ask, how are you finding PeppermintOS ? .. has it solved the speed issue you were having with Ubuntu ?
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donwatson

Hi Mark,
I am having some problems
I installed the xsane scanning application as advised.

I had some drivers in 'Downloads'
/home/don/Downloads/epson-inkjet-printer-201101w_1.0.0-1lsb3.2_i386.deb
/home/don/Downloads/iscan_2.28.1-3_i386.deb
The printer driver I installed last night was the one I got from Avasys and it installed the printer ok.
I printed out the Test page and it was very impressive, however I have printed the latest instructions from you and I am a bit mixed up.

1 I opened 'Downloads' , opened the first file (inkjet printer) and clicked on GDebi Package Installer.
   It said package already installed  ;D I was very happy.
2 However on trying the same with the other package (iscan) I get the error message
"Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: iscan-data

When I try to get the packages from your dropbox I haven't a clue
So at the moment I am happy the printer prints, but I have no scanning option, and I haven't tried to send a page from the printer/scanner to my documents as a PDF.
Hope you can help.
take care
Don W
Novatech build
Intel Celeron CPU 1.80 Ghz   Memory 4.00GB (3.71GB usable)
Peppermint 9    64 bit     500 GB HD        496 GB Ext 4
4.0GB Swap Partition    4.0GB Extended Partition   1.1Mb Free Space
External 2TiB HD

Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

#34
Read the above instructions again .. you need to download 2 files, and install them in the order I listed them

BTW, DO NOT use the file you already have (iscan_2.28.1-3_i386.deb) .. it is the wrong one .. use the ones from the links below.

iscan-data_1.13.0-1_all.deb
THEN
iscan_2.28.1-3.ltdl7_i386.deb

they MUST be installed in that order .. here's the links again:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11876059/Epson-SX130/iscan-data_1.13.0-1_all.deb (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11876059/Epson-SX130/iscan-data_1.13.0-1_all.deb)
and
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11876059/Epson-SX130/iscan_2.28.1-3.ltdl7_i386.deb (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11876059/Epson-SX130/iscan_2.28.1-3.ltdl7_i386.deb)

If you're using Firefox, click the above links (one at a time) and select "Save As" .. they should then be saved to your Download directory.

Go to your Download directory, and double click the first file and install it .. then do the same with the second file.




If it would make things easier, you can do it all from the command line instead .. if you wish.

mkdir ~/iscan-temp
then
cd ~/iscan-temp
then
wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11876059/Epson-SX130/iscan-data_1.13.0-1_all.deb
then
sudo dpkg -i iscan-data_1.13.0-1_all.deb
then
wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11876059/Epson-SX130/iscan_2.28.1-3.ltdl7_i386.deb
then
sudo dpkg -i iscan_2.28.1-3.ltdl7_i386.deb

Now open Xsane and see if the scanner works .. if it does, you can delete the temporary directory with
rm -r ~/iscan-temp
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donwatson

Hi Mark,
I used the CLI and typed in the instructions.
The first package installed ok
The second package installed ok
But when I run Xsane I get an error message
  Failed to open device 'epkowa:usb:003:002:
  Access to resource has been denied
I will get back to this in the morning.

take care
Don W
I enjoyed using the Terminal again. Only 2 mistakes
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Intel Celeron CPU 1.80 Ghz   Memory 4.00GB (3.71GB usable)
Peppermint 9    64 bit     500 GB HD        496 GB Ext 4
4.0GB Swap Partition    4.0GB Extended Partition   1.1Mb Free Space
External 2TiB HD

Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

#36
Can you post the output from these 5 commands

sane-config --version
then
sane-find-scanner
then
scanimage -V
then
scanimage -L
and
groups
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donwatson

Hi Mark,
I hope this helps

When I preview I see nothing, but the files are not installed.
If I type in certain instructions (given) then all should be ok ?

thanks
Don W
Novatech build
Intel Celeron CPU 1.80 Ghz   Memory 4.00GB (3.71GB usable)
Peppermint 9    64 bit     500 GB HD        496 GB Ext 4
4.0GB Swap Partition    4.0GB Extended Partition   1.1Mb Free Space
External 2TiB HD

Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

#38
OK, run this command:
sudo apt-get install install sane libsane-dev sane-utils

then post the output from those commands again.
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Tramlink

Hi Chaps, I had the same dependencies problem when I installed my Epson SX425W.  There was a link from the Avasys website to the correct dependencies.

This issue is because peppermint is using a newer version of the program and the driver needs an older version.

donwatson

Hi Mark,
Xsane is working   :-[
Will need to check manual (if any) to see how to store the images.
I scanned the test page that I printed with the new printer drivers.
Very happy at the moment, but would like a book on using Linux for a beginner.
PeppermintOS forums may be able to help I hope.

take care
Don W
Novatech build
Intel Celeron CPU 1.80 Ghz   Memory 4.00GB (3.71GB usable)
Peppermint 9    64 bit     500 GB HD        496 GB Ext 4
4.0GB Swap Partition    4.0GB Extended Partition   1.1Mb Free Space
External 2TiB HD

banko

Hi Don
firstly I,m NOT an expert, but have been on peppermint two for about 3 weeks now and find it a gem of an operating system.
what i would recommend, is trawling through the archives on peppermints forum, I found the solutions to all my problems and also got a good idea of how everything works. In linux there's so much help, especially this site and Mark who is  so helpful.
i found working out how to use the panel bar was key in setting the system to how i wanted it (during learning this i thought I had broken the system, but managed to overcome ALL problems)
Once I learn how to partition my windows m/c I'm putting peppermint 2 on it, then if I've got all the drivers etc, windows will be no more.
Enjoy.

Keith

Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

There's nothing specific to Peppermint or the LXDE desktop environment here, but for Linux in general there are some PDF's and links here:
http://linuxforums.org.uk/index.php?topic=232.0 (http://linuxforums.org.uk/index.php?topic=232.0)
and the Ubuntu Manual may be of interest here:
http://ubuntu-manual.org/downloads (http://ubuntu-manual.org/downloads)
remember Peppermint is based on Ubuntu, so most of the stuff will "translate", other than some desktop environment specific stuff.
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donwatson

#43
Thanks Mark, and all the other users out there who have helped.
I will have a look at the sites mentioned.

take care
Don W
EDIT I have saved the manual to disc and find it very good for brushing up what little I know
Thanks again
Don W
Novatech build
Intel Celeron CPU 1.80 Ghz   Memory 4.00GB (3.71GB usable)
Peppermint 9    64 bit     500 GB HD        496 GB Ext 4
4.0GB Swap Partition    4.0GB Extended Partition   1.1Mb Free Space
External 2TiB HD

Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

Along with banko's suggestion of checking out the PeppermintOS forums .. you may also find some useful info about the LXDE desktop environment on the LXDE Wiki:
http://wiki.lxde.org/en/Main_Page (http://wiki.lxde.org/en/Main_Page)

Or Peppermints "Additional Reading and Resources" page:
http://peppermintos.com/guide/resources/ (http://peppermintos.com/guide/resources/)
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