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by wf54
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Scanning
Replies: 8
Views: 269

Re: Scanning

Thanks phd21, I followed the instructions [sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rolfbensch/sane-git - sudo apt-get update - sudo apt install sane sane-utils unpaper libsane1 libsane-common - restart] and tried a couple of scans and it's working fine, I see how it goes from now on. I had tried to update sane ...
by wf54
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Scanning
Replies: 8
Views: 269

Re: Scanning

This was just a general rant about how Sane seems to have been forgotten about.. I agree with phd21 in that Mint does quite well and my scanner does work with most of the software, in a fashion. Up until the later versions of Mint 18 and now Mint 19 there wasn't a problem, just happens that Cannon s...
by wf54
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Scanning
Replies: 8
Views: 269

Scanning

Although Mint's all singing and dancing there doesn't seem to be any effort going into Sane. The reason I'm twisting is that I have to do any scanning on the wife's Win10 Laptop and after fifteen minutes it's still configuring updates :evil: My scanner, an old Cannon Lide 100 still works well but Ca...
by wf54
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: grub2 problem
Replies: 2
Views: 141

SOLVED [I think]Re: grub2 problem

It appears that I may have repaired Mint 19, more by luck that judgement. I was using a usb with UEFI and BIOS which was showing as two hard drive and I was only moving one of them into 1st boot. When I put then in order of UWFI 1st then BIOS second it booted into the Live USB from which I could do ...
by wf54
Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: grub2 problem
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: grub2 problem

now unable to load mint usb is there a way to format/clean the drive to after hitting f2 and going into the boot set-up? also is there a safe way to shut-down for the boot setup?. could i put in an old drive and gain access to the new one to format? what if I used an old windows or a linux dvd insta...
by wf54
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: grub2 problem
Replies: 2
Views: 141

grub2 problem

Reinstalling Mint 19 after trying out another OS I recieved notice that there was a Grub2 fault Looking at the paritions when I tried another install the auto install appears to have added a couple of empty ones that's causing systeb to fail on boot. So I tried another clean install of mint but it a...
by wf54
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Downgrade from Mint 19 to Mint 18.2 Cinnamon
Replies: 8
Views: 620

Re: Downgrade from Mint 19 to Mint 18.2 Cinnamon

Out of curiosity I installed a Debian OS on an old laptop, I then did a test run using Simple Scan on default settings. Top image is Mint 19, way too light and with streaks, bottom image is the Deb scan which is more like what I used to get on Mint. https://i.postimg.cc/PJRb2Cxr/Scanm19.jpg https://...
by wf54
Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Downgrade from Mint 19 to Mint 18.2 Cinnamon
Replies: 8
Views: 620

Re: Downgrade from Mint 19 to Mint 18.2 Cinnamon

Join the club, I've problems with my CanoScan Lide 100. Used to work on 18 fine but the scans are useless on 19. Installed VueScan and it worked perfectly, but unless you fork out for the full pack it's limited. Simple scan gave the best results but they still had quite a bit of noise on them. So in...
by wf54
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: older cannon scanners
Replies: 19
Views: 1017

Re: older cannon scanners

On Mint 19 Simple Scan surprised me by giving the best results, on the left. Xsane and others didn't do so well. It the same with documents, having to set the setting down to grey scale in order to turn the red and yellow marks into black or grey. I'm at a loss as how to get rid of the distortions u...
by wf54
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: older cannon scanners
Replies: 19
Views: 1017

Re: older cannon scanners

Out of curiosity I've just installed a version of Zorin 12.4 on and my old laptop and tried the Scanner using the same programs and settings. The results with Zorin were better than those on MInt 19, for example no thick vertical yellow line running down the centre of the page and very little colour...
by wf54
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: older cannon scanners
Replies: 19
Views: 1017

Re: older cannon scanners

I agree, the variety and number of disto’s would be a problem although if they started just supporting Ubuntu, surly those based on Ubuntu would in the main be compatible and then go forward from there. Even if they made older software more comparable with Wine. As for if every one used Linux, we wo...
by wf54
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: older cannon scanners
Replies: 19
Views: 1017

Re: older cannon scanners

When I was referring companies supporting Linux, I was meaning for them to provide complete software packages to install their software using the Software Manager. Rather than just the drives to use with Simple Scan, as with the images posted they don't always get results. Not knocking Simple Scan i...
by wf54
Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: older cannon scanners
Replies: 19
Views: 1017

Re: older cannon scanners

Thanks for the replies. I agree with you portreve as regarding the apparent lack of interest in scanner's and updating xsane. However, I do believe that they still have a purpose for the home user for sending docs via email and getting pages onto the computer, although camera's are improving and may...
by wf54
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: older cannon scanners
Replies: 19
Views: 1017

Re: older cannon scanners

I've installed 19 hoping drivers would be updated but as you say I don't believe that there will be much done for the older cannon scanners. As far as I can tell even on Windows, Cannon doesn't provide software downloads for the scanner, those who haven't a CD/DVD player are out of luck. So they are...
by wf54
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: older cannon scanners
Replies: 19
Views: 1017

Re: older cannon scanners

Have a HP deskjet3636 with the same problem but not quite as bad as the cannon. Thinking about trying VueScan, if that's the same then anything that requires a good scan of will just use Windows. Although I hate having to resort to using Windows, it's not worth buying a new scanner when the other tw...
by wf54
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: older cannon scanners
Replies: 19
Views: 1017

older cannon scanners

Cannon scanners should come with an health warning for Linux users, side affect tearing your hair out. My old Cannon [Lide100] still works fine on bloody Windows, but Cannon don’t support Linux or it seem that it just plays lip service to Linux. On 18.3 it wasn’t good but on 19 it’s no better and ma...
by wf54
Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: PrivateVPN - Solved
Replies: 2
Views: 325

SOLVED Re: PrivateVPN

Ended up getting remote access, it appears to be working so solved.
by wf54
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: PrivateVPN - Solved
Replies: 2
Views: 325

Re: PrivateVPN Solved

reading replies they advice not to mess with trying to do manual changes to the root, so attempt in to fix the leak problem trying to use sudo: resolv.conf Just get; sudo: resolv.conf: command not found So I tried; wilf@wilf-System-Product-Name:~$ su resolv.conf No passwd entry for user 'resolv.conf...
by wf54
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: PrivateVPN - Solved
Replies: 2
Views: 325

PrivateVPN - Solved

After replacing a failed hard drive and installing Mint19 onto it, I tried to reinstall PrivateVPN but there site instructions are basic at best and the help just want me to do a ‘remote control’ on my computer to install the VPN. Something I’m not too happy with. No deb package to download but I do...
by wf54
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved]black sceen
Replies: 15
Views: 526

Closed Re:[Solved] black sceen

IMMEDIATELY back up anything important and shop for a new drive is what I would suggest!
Removed the drive and sent it back for CCL to look at.
I'm not impressed with an SSD drive that last five month.
Thanks for all of your help I'll mark this closed..

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