Colin's Journal: A place for thoughts about politics, software, and daily life.
This post is about computers, so if that bores you click on the pretty picture instead of reading on!
When adding new hardware to a machine running Linux it will either work straight away, or it will be a challenge to your patience. For example if you add a new Ethernet card to your machine there’s a very good chance that on rebooting it will be found and will work with no extra software being required.
When hardware isn’t fully supported however things become complex and trying. Take for example the Epson Perfection 2480 scanner that we purchased yesterday. I had already researched Linux support, and found that neither the official Epson software for Linux (iScan), nor SANE support it. Just this week, however, on the development mailing list for SANE there was a thread about this scanner, and a couple of patches that enabled support for it.
To get the Epson Perfection 2480 scanner working I had to:
After all this the scanner now works.
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