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I installed just 2 days ago RedHat 9 on my computer and all works well except my scanner. I have a Mustek Scanexpress 1200UBPlus and Linux didn't recognize it.(it said ...
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    Scanner problems


    I installed just 2 days ago RedHat 9 on my computer and all works well except my scanner. I have a Mustek Scanexpress 1200UBPlus and Linux didn't recognize it.(it said I have no scanner on my system). I am very new to Linux, I want to know if I can fix this problem from the interface, without going through complicated command lines? Thanks.

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    first a question for you :-

    what interface is your scanner on ? USB, parallel, serial?

    Use Suse 10.1 and occasionally play with Kubuntu
    Also have Windows 98SE and BeOS

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    It's on USB2. I don't think there are any problems there, cause my Canon printer is on USB1 and I was able to configure it, it works fine.

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    I can't provide any first-hand assistance, but I was able to dig up this site.

    http://www.rainbowcyber.co.uk/html/m...rticle&sid=255

    It requires a kernel update if you're running pre 2.4.20, but the site seems to do a good job of documenting the process.

    G/L! And keep us posted on any success or failure with it.
    \"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.\"
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    I run 2.4.20 so it might work. The article is really interesting, I'll give it a try, although it looks a bit complicated to me.

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    Don't let the details get you down.

    Post any specific problems you encounter and we should be able to help you thru it...
    \"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.\"
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    Maybe it's only my stupidity and /or lack of knowledge but whatever I did, I couldn't make my scanner work. So I had to use the final solution: repartition my hard drive, install windows on half of it and Linux on the other half. They both work well, I usually use Linux but when I need to scan or play a game, I still use Windows. I wanted to get read completely of Windows, but seemingly it's still impossible. At least for a newbie like me.

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    sooner or later you will be comfortable enough with linux that you will not need windows anymore. cause im sure you will figure out the scanner problem when you understand things more.
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