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From: Neil Bothwick <neil@××××××××××.uk>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] HP scanner is no longer found
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2014 09:09:40
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] HP scanner is no longer found by Dale
1 On Mon, 24 Mar 2014 03:56:31 -0500, Dale wrote:
3 > > A kernel bug was my first thought, or a missing option after an
4 > > upgrade. To eliminate software issues, I'd try booting from something
5 > > like an Ubuntu or Mint live CD, if it still doesn't work it looks
6 > > like a hardware problem.
7 > >
8 > > Do you have access to another computer you can try it in?
10 > What about sysrescue USB stick? Just plug the scanner in and and see if
11 > it shows up on the lsusb list? That should work even if I can't scan
12 > right?
14 You could try that. I suggested a different distro because it is
15 different and less likely to have the same software fault (if that is the
16 cause)
17 >
18 > I have a old backup computer but it is like three years out of date and
19 > it was never set up to have a scanner attached. I'm thinking it would
20 > be fairly useless without a serious update which would not be fun.
21 >
22 > I have a thought. I could take it to my brothers and see if it shows up
23 > there. He runs Kubuntu but if lsusb lists it, it is a start. Right?
25 Yes, but Kubuntu probably has sane installed anyway so it should be able
26 to do more than list it.
29 --
30 Neil Bothwick
32 If ignorance is bliss, why aren't more people happy?


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