Hi. Newbie; fresh installation of Mint Daryna on a Dell XPS 400 PC. Installation went well, but I have a few glitches that still need cleaning up. I have an Epson Perfection 1200U flat-bed scanner, and found a linux driver here
. The selector on that page asked which distribution, and I selected "debian" and "other" with the idea that Mint is built on Ubuntu which is built on Debian.
Three files were offered: a .tar.gz source file, an rpm installation file, and a .pdf user guide. Following the instructions, I installed the SANE package as a precursor to installing this package. Then I discovered that I needed to install the alien package in order to read and install the rpm file, so I did that too.
Trying to use alien to install the driver failed. Here's the command I used:
sudo alien -i iscan-2.11.0-1.c2.i386.rpm
It said the file wasn't found, even though my terminal was open from the desktop, and I had the file on the desktop.
Then I decided to try to install the source. I extracted that into a folder on my desktop and opened a terminal from within that. First command in the instructions is:
So I did that, and the process executed until it reached "configure: error: Package requirements (imlibgdk) were not met: No package 'imlibgdk' found"
It also suggested "Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you installed software in a non-standard prefix." and "Alternatively, you may set the environment variables GDK_IMLIB_CFLAGS and GDK_IMLIB_LIBS to avoid the need to call pkg-config. See the pkg-config man page for more details."
I looked for an "imlibgdk" package on my machine and the Mint Software Portal and couldn't find it. I don't know enough about linux syntax to adjust the path environment variable or set the alternative variables. Can anyone suggest a next step?