Linux - HardwareThis forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
I was given a scanner for Christmas, and despite it being on the SuSE 9 list of supported hardware it just will not work.
I use SuSE because I am fairly dyslexic( this is written in Open Office so I can use the spell checker) so I have trouble using the command line, and KDE is very newbie friendly, so please when replying to my post, remember that I have a problem using command line instructions.
To try to install my scanner I opened yast clicked on hardware /scanners, then chose my scanner from the list, clicked accept, then tried to test the scanner, then a message box popped up saying that I need to install a firmware update.
After searching the Internet using Google, I found what I hope is correct update at the sane website, I downloaded the update, and installed as directed in the man pages, and the scanner still won't work; I am completly stuck.
My scanner is a Packard Bell Diamond 1200 plus, and any suggestions would be very very welcome.