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Old 02-23-2006, 10:53 AM   #1
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sane and xsane installation, modem lites not op


I have a HP 4200C scanner. The HCL says it's linux compatable. I downloaded from Sourceforge, what I thought were the front/back ends. Both packages reported themselves as installing/installed. FC4 doesn't "find" them. That is, the Gimp says no scanner. I don't have another program to look for a scanner.

In general, if a package downloads, and everything seems to be OK, how does one find the package?

I still don't have modem lights running. I install the panel applet, and even if I boot-up a day later, the applet is in the panel, but dark. My ISP (a non-profit org and Linux "friendly", gives an hour of internet access at a time. I need something almost exactly like the MS-Windows dial-up "monitor" (the device that shows connect speed and time on-line).

I downloaded both GTKDialer and Chestnut dialer. Both reported themselves as installed. Neither work. The Desktop/System Settings/Add-Remove doesn't show a way to remove anything other that what came on the FC4 disto CDs. What's up with that?

I've Googled myself until I have goo-gooo-googley eyes about the foregoing.

All comments appreciated.
 
Old 02-24-2006, 10:43 PM   #2
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scanner /modem

Do you mean the HCL on the Fedora site? Suggest you find out which scanners have drivers actually embedded in the FC4 distro. This will make life a whole lot easier. Scanners is still a work-in-progress in linux.

If this is an internal PCI winmodem, then suggest you consider switching to an external serial port modem (not USB). I thought FC came with Kppp which is a good frontend dialer.

good luck
 
Old 02-25-2006, 02:13 PM   #3
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Still going SANE/XSANE

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Originally Posted by Trio3b
Do you mean the HCL on the Fedora site?

Yes, this Linuxquestion.org HCL. It reports OK for HP 4200C.

Suggest you find out which scanners have drivers actually embedded in the FC4 distro.

How?

This will make life a whole lot easier. Scanners is still a work-in-progress in linux.

XSANE-project.org reports 4200C as having just had new package for it.

If this is an internal PCI winmodem,

Not a winmodem. Controller based Lucent Venus modem

# then suggest you consider switching to an external #serial port modem (not USB).


I thought FC came with Kppp which is a good frontend dialer.

It may very well come with Kppp, but I still don't know how to install/invoke it.

good luck
#

Also, I found the SANE/hpoj or some such name in the Add/Remove [software], when I asked to have it installed Linux roared around, then asked for Fedora Core 4 - Disk 2. I put the CD in the drive, and zippo, nothing happened. I believe the system parsed the CD, but it could not read it. It reads in filemanager quite well. Any ideas about that?
 
Old 02-27-2006, 03:34 PM   #4
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Modem lights running by chaning TTYs from 0 to 14. 14 is only for this setup, don't try it at home.
 
  


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