I'm new to linux, and recently installed linux mint (gloria) on my computer because I started to get tired of windows. The new OS seems really good, but I'm having some trouble getting my scanner to work linux. I have an hp scanjet 3970 that used to work fine when I had windows XP. I found a previous post where someone recommended to install the following driver: hp3900-series_0.12.tar.gz. I downloaded the driver and extracted the files to a directory in my home directory, but after executing the install, update, and other scripts; nothing happened. I hope there is someone out there who knows how to configure this scanner step by step. Please help, and thanks in advance.