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Old 03-20-2005, 06:55 PM   #1
Registered: Mar 2005
Distribution: mepis
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Unhappy Cano Scanner, Lexmark Printer

I have just loaded Mepis. It seems to recognize my Printer and My scanner. Scanner is Canon Lide 20/30. Printer is Lexmark 42z.
However, neither works. The Word processor recognizes the Lexmark as the default printer, but nothing prints.
The scanner can be found but there is no sense of how to access or use it. Is there some simple way, from the screen to find and start either one? Am I missing something simple, or do I have to get into command line code writing?
I hate MS, but I am not understanding how to do simple things from Mepis. How do I bring up the command bar for the scanner?
I cannot get the CD rom to load the programs from the disk. I can see the Cd on Kommander, setup. exe etc. but nothing happens when I select setup.
Frustration regins at the moment.
Old 03-20-2005, 07:07 PM   #2
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: UK, Europe
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Windows drivers are useless under Linux for your scanner and printer. (To run Windows programs under Linux, you will need to install Wine.)

For scanners, you will need to use SANE - you're in luck: although Canon are very bad for open source drivers, your scanner is supported in SANE. (I can't help you any further there I'm afraid, since I don't own a scanner myself)

The printer has a '?' over it - the support is a bit hit and miss. Linux Printing suggests that there is some support for the printer, but it may be a bit primitive at the moment.


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