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Old 11-27-2010, 03:24 PM   #16
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The manpages are a fundamental part of the Linux documentation system. Every command and every configurationfile comes with its own manpage which you open with the man command (what you obviously did). You may execute "man man" to learn more about this.

Back to your scanner issue:
In order to add the user mike to the groups lp and scanner please execute the command
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sudo usermod -a -G lp,scanner mike
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Old 11-27-2010, 03:35 PM   #17
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sorry about this got to give 10 out of 10 for patience
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Old 11-27-2010, 03:38 PM   #18
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why am i thinking that my printer is not installed ,but when i tried to use the epson disk to install "setup.exe" would not work
 
Old 11-27-2010, 03:43 PM   #19
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exe files don't work with Linux, they are only for windows....

What looks odd to me is that the sane-find-scanner command works but the group scanner does not exist.
I'm trying to find a solution (or an explanation).

In order to configure your Epson for printing you'll have to do it with cups.

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Old 11-27-2010, 03:46 PM   #20
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Did you try to open the program xsane?

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Old 11-27-2010, 03:47 PM   #21
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markus,im so greatful to you for all this,if you do find any more help please post,or tell me how to reinstall the "epson sx100 " many thanks,i wont be back on again tonight, ill look tomorrow many thanks once more
 
Old 11-27-2010, 05:26 PM   #22
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hi

if you do not object to closed source code you can install the image scan software?

http://www.avasys.jp/lx-bin2/linux_e/spc/DL1.do#4

scroll up and use model name = other and the you will find it under the group 5 rows down under the family for epson stylus NX100



Your model may or may not work for your particular distro as the pdf file at that site is a little out of date

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Old 11-28-2010, 01:17 PM   #23
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thanks for your help,but im afraid its all to much work ,just to get a scanner working,to much for me any way regards
 
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mh, normaly configuring a scanner is quite easy with Linux. Maybe you'll post in the mintforum http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-mint-84/ in order to find out which packages there have to be installed in your distribution in order to get a scanner working.
I've checked out the Ubuntuforums and found that the group "scanner" should be there. As far as I know Mint is Ubuntu-based.

Anyway, Linux can be very frustrating for a newbie in the first days.

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Old 11-28-2010, 03:00 PM   #25
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many thanks"markus",im trying other stuff at the moment,and giving my head a break from the "scanner"
 
  


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