David Blomberg dblomber at
Wed Dec 11 05:24:27 GMT 2002


   Okay this one could be fun before we start is the scanner USB, SCSI
or Parallel port driven?  Then I will do some checking.  Yes XSane seems
to be a requirement for Scanners and Digital cameras, but overall
support is usually pretty good it is usually a matter of finding
directions for your particular model on how to connect it. 

	Here is a funny one for you I had a guy bugging me about how hard Linux
is to configure for hardware and totally discounting me when I mentioned
most of the headache was due to lack of vendor support.  I was working
on his office on a Sat and ended up fighting with one of the printers
for over an hour because the PC kept loading the new drivers from
Windows 2000 and refusing to let me run the printer on the old driver. 
After fighting around I finally managed to get rid of every last trace
of the new drivers and configured the machine to use the old drivers
upon which the printer went back to working properly.  MS upgrades and
"error checking" overwrote the old drivers when he upgraded totaly
messing the system up.  And MS software insisted it had it right and I
was wrong.  The Client Anheuser-Busch. 
David Blomberg
APS, CCNA, LCP, Linux+, RHCE, Server+
Nihon Libertec
dblomber at
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