View Full Version : Linux Up and Running Graham Lees

05-04-2002, 11:07 PM
Hi Graham yes Linux is up and running even if I'm not sure what I'm looking at. Scanner(Canon N650U) and modem(lucent win)not working.I went through the option of setting up the boot disk, but I get a window during boot up that gives me the option of which system to use this appears without the floppy in the drive.
Is there a way to get rid of that option and only put the floppy in when I want to use linux?

06-04-2002, 12:29 AM
To get the scanner working you'll need the SANE backend and Canon driver.

Have a look at




06-04-2002, 12:38 AM
Another useful site would be <http://www.linmodems.org/> for your modem.

06-04-2002, 02:43 PM
Well, the installation script seems to have installed LILO or Grub where it wanted to. I would be inclined to leave it alone. I hear that Grub does not necessarily remove itself cleanly. You can remove LILO -- but the danger I was trying to help you avoid was the danger involved in installing it wrongly. 'It's not broken ...'.

Yes, you'll need to have a look at linmodems.org for the modem information.

The scanner is handled by a package called SANE. It seems to be pretty good. The graphics system is called GIMP. That will give you most of what the (very expensive) Adobe Photoshop style paackages. It's free too.

One way to get a feel for Linux is to browse your way through all the HOWTO files. They will have come with the system. There's a way of getting at them through the GUI --- KDE on Mandrake, isn't it. You should start with the Winmodems-HOWTO. (there may be a 'linmodems' one by now).

There will be an 'org' site for GIMP --- google will point you at that. The same for SANE. The place to look for documentation in general is any of the LDP sites or their mirrors. The on-line guides & manuals are all good. (You can download them).

Nice when something works, isn't it?