[sf-lug] SF-LUG meeting of Monday 15 April

Ken Shaffer kenshaffer80 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 17 22:28:50 PDT 2013

Did Mikki figure out her scanner issue? I don't recall setting up my HP
Officejet scanner, but I use simple-scan when I (rarely) need to scan
anything.  I do have the sane-utils, hplip and cups packages also
installed, but don't know if they are required.

On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 8:43 PM, Bobbie Sellers <
bliss-sf4ever at dslextreme.com> wrote:

>    Hi Luggers,
>         Wish some more of you had been there.
>   Well I got there, to the Cafe Enchante about 5:40PM
> though I had started 10 minutes late the 38 Limited made
> up the time     Mikki was there ahead of me and trying to
> figure out how to set up a scanner in Ubuntu.
>     Now I had been having trouble with the new installation
> of PC Linux OS 64 2013.4 with KDE to my Compaq notebook.
> I had brought it along and booted up in Live Mode and found
> the relevant information on the net.  Since she left me all
> alone I went ahead and re-installed PCLOS.  This is a very
> fast install even from DVD.
>     Mikki left before 7 PM but I managed to get the PCLOS
> re-installed and partially reconfigured as Eric and Jim showed
> up.   I was very happy to see them at this point but using the
> procedures I have recently codified after looking on the net
> and finding a sort of weak but accurate advice.  My purpose
> in devising this procedure was to avoid excess typing in the
> process of reconfiguring a new installation that uses
> Thunderbird for mail and Usenet news and Firefox as
> the browser.  I am now to version 20 of Firefox and
> Version 17.0.4 running on a kernel of 3.2.8 by the
> way and  in case anyone wondered.   This is PC Linux
> first full release for 64 bit processors.  The first Releas
> candidate worked OK in Live Mode and only the fact
> that this came out before I could find the energy to
> install that RC1 saved me from the update.
>     Curiously enough it seems I finally got the installation
> correct though i won't know until I shut it down,  But it
> hibernates just fine.
>        Jim was interested in how I backed up and restored the
> configuration files for mailer and browser and I explained
> to him what I was doing and this was done with a file manager
> and back-up media like a low capacity flash drive.  In other
> words working from the desktop environment to reconfigure
> two important tools.  Jim thought i should write about it
> and I expect to have something ready for the list shortly.
> I expect the list to approach the article critically.
>     Jim and Eric had a further appointment so things wound
> up and time and dropped me at home on their way.
>     Bobbie Sellers
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