And then we have to do one more thing to get it to work…

By , December 31, 2007 4:41 pm

Decided to do some scanning that I have been putting off. Went and got the scanner and plugged it into the iBook and the HP director program tells me that there is no scanner attached to my computer. Check Google and there are no drivers for the mac. Now I remember why I had it hooked to the Linux box. 🙁

So decide to move enough stuff to get the linux machine going in here in the warm. Well that is gonna entail moving 2 desks, 7 chairs, one big table and the computer and assorted stuff like monitors and keyboards and mice and several boxes of crap that is sitting on and around said stuff.

4 hours or so later after moving everything and figuring out where and how to set it all up, the Linux box is almost finished updating after the move and getting turned on for the first time in about 3 months.

Cat had been wanting a LCD monitor and since I wasn’t gonna use mine I told her we’d swap them. Which we did this morning before the scanner bit. So I had to reset the size and type of monitor. Not a problem. Usually. Thing is the vertical freq was set too high for the monitor I now have. So I can’t see anything but an out of range message. Get switched to another non X console and swap the old config file for the new bad one and reboot. Tis all good again.

Finally get all the settings right and decide to update the OS. Forgot how long it had been. 411 mb of new files later, it’s still installing them. Been at it better than half an hour after getting it all downloaded. Looks like it’ll take another 30 minutes or so longer. Then I can see if the scanner is gonna work with the new gimp and sane. And maybe get back to where I was going this morning at 10 or so…

6 Responses to “And then we have to do one more thing to get it to work…”

  1. Steve says:

    Happy New Year!
    Yes, I know, wrong reply to this post, but I’m condensing replies to one…
    Sounds like a sequential vortex to me. Have had a LOT of those lately, swapping out computers at work. To get to point B, seems like I must go through points A_1 through A_37, several of those with sub-points such as A_15 sub D: untangle 243 feet of assorted cables so that I can remove one piece of equipment (probably a set of speakers), while lying on the floor between two student computers and under a small table with 67 lbs of monitors and other assorted equipment on it, and in between 156 assorted workbooks/textbooks. Interesting work.
    And isn’t it FUN to find there is no driver for the operating system you are using? Believe it or not, this is rather more common in the world of Windoze than you might believe-or than I might want to believe. Of course, some of the stuff that people are still wanting to use came out with Windoze 3.1 drivers originally, so it is not real surprising that the manufacturer (if they are still around) is interested in writing drivers for XP for such a device. And I don’t even want to TALK about Vista. Vista means “view” or “wide expanse”. “Wide expanse” could mean “wasteland”, yes? In this case, definitely Yes.
    Hope this year is better than last year, for all of us. We all did, at least, make it through last year…

  2. Steve says:

    Oh, and the “update” removed the “Preview” option, eh? Sounds like a typical update to me….

  3. Dave says:

    Oh, and the “update” removed the “Preview” option, eh? Sounds like a typical update to me….

    No, actually that was me, forgetting to update and then turn back on the plug-in that I have to use to get the preview to work in comments.

    Still don’t know why Matt hasn’t built a comments preview into WordPress yet. But the preview plug-in has been updated and turned back on. Now to see /how this updated one works…

    Works fine, he says after trying it out… 😉

  4. Steve says:

    Well, I see the “Preview” button, let’s see…well, looks like it works. Now, how can I do emoticons on this thing to properly express my emotions? Methinks I’m becoming repressed….insert ironic emoticon here, since I can’t…

  5. Steve says:

    All I ever do is bitch, isn’t it? Insert another ironic/wry emoticon here…

  6. Dave says:

    At least it’s constructive bitching… 😆

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