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when i moved to linux,my printer was detected and was working ok,just to day i needed to "scan " a document (not used scan since moving to linux) and i cant see how to do it.
ive loaded the setup cd ,and tried to reinstall,but i get the message,not reconised or simelar any help appreciated
you'll have to configure your system in order to use the device as a printer and a scanner (both different cases).
In order to print you'll have to configure cups, maybe this has been done while installation.
In order to use the scanner with a multifunction-device you'll have to add the user (who is permitted to use the scanner) to the scanner group and to the lp group in the /etc/group file. Afterwards you may use the command
as root. If this works you may (as well as root) try
if this works and the user is member of the apropriate groups scanning should work for you.
EDIT: the "exe" file for windows, shown in your attachment will not work with Linux.
Last edited by markush; 11-27-2010 at 08:49 AM.
Reason: forgot some text
mh, your sudopassword should be your normal user password. And you will not see anything while typing, which is normal in Linux. Just type it in an press Enter.
markus, thanks so much for that,in the last 2 weeks ive read lots about "linux" as a newbee, but YOUR refferance to the above was the first time i read that, im starting to find my way around this now i think,many thanks again