oh, heh....man, I updated my kernel yesterday. seems like the "usb-scanner" was empty there (I used genkernel, didn't give a thought for what the "automatic" really means
....so enabling it as a module should get this problem solved...or what..?
And one more thing. When re-compiling the kernel, to enable usb-scanner support, using menuconfig, what are the following steps? I can't remember them exactly....something like
make modules && make install modules
and then move the bzImage and kernel files to boot, or did I miss some step..?