Linux does not recocognise either of my scanners
I am trying to escape from MS Windows and have recently installed Debian 5.0.3 with GNOME.
Although mail, office, web browser and other software works, Xsane image processing will not detect either of my scanners;-
1 - Epson perfection 3490
2- Nikon Coolscan V ED
Both these scanners work on windows (installed on a separate PC) and the same USB ports will detect removable hard drives.
Also I cannot get the GUI to recognise me as the root user although I can sign in as root using the command line - this may or may not be connected.
I would be grateful for any clues anyone can give.
Last edited by Jim Shead; 10-03-2009 at 06:48 AM.