[ubuntu-uk] ? Driver for Epson DX6000 Scan/printer ??

George MacLeod bhaltair at gmail.com
Wed May 23 14:36:53 BST 2007

Hi Lou,
the simplest and easies way to get all the 'non free' codecs including Real
Player and a whole bunch of other stuf is with Automatix. This is a GUI
which allows you to download and install a whole bunch of stuff. Get it at
http://www.getautomatix.com/wiki/index.php?title=Installation and select the
version for Dapper.

You can also do a lot of this via the Synaptic Package manager but you will
need to enable all the non official repositories.

As far as a driver for your scanner is concerned,
have you checked the Epson web site?
have you tries Xsane image scanner to see if it picks up the scanner?
Have a look here

Bhaltair (also in Scotland)

On 23/05/07, Louis Gidney <Louis-a at cromer.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> Hello!
> Only just got round to joining this list although I have been using
> Ubuntu Dapper for about four months, to assess whether it will serve my
> purposes.  I like it.  After all, unix was a mature OS long before even
> the 8086 and affordable computing got started.
> However, the main problem I have found with it is obtaining and
> installing printer drivers  (and media codecs).  I'm told this is a
> widespread problem with other linux distros --for those who don't have
> the technical know-how.
> I would be grateful if anyone out there could help me to get my
> printer/scanner working.
> That's my top priority.  It would also be nice to be able to watch video
> clips on the BBC website.  But if needs must I can live without that.
> (Adobe flash player works fine in Firefox when needed --but of course
> the BBC for reasons best known to themselves have opted for RealPlayer /
> Helix(?)
> Thank you in anticipation,
> best wishes,
> Lou   (in Scotland)
> PS:  In due course, I am also looking for a programming language with
> which I can write short programs for numerical work, that must also draw
> line diagrams.  In the past I have used bbc BASIC which is just right
> for this kind of work.
> Any suggestions welcome from programmers out there!
> (HP-basic and HT-basic based on it, are in the same ball-park for
> numerical work)
> I suppose to draw a line I have to become familiar with OpenGL and all
> that (?)
> --
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