Tim Frost timfrost at
Tue May 22 08:27:54 UTC 2007


On Mon, 2007-05-21 at 20:11 +0100, norman wrote:
> Could someone please explain the procedure to change from 7.04 to 6.10
> without losing any of my files etc. Up to now I have only upgraded but,
> now that my scanner does not work, I shall have to go down a grade.

If your home directory (or /home) is on its own partition, you can
regress by re-installing, but not reformatting the partition that your
home directory is on.  That will preserve your personal settings.

I did this after discovering that my scanner was not accessible in a
VMware VM under feisty.

If /home isn't a separate partition, you need to back up your entire
home directory before attempting to revert.

To the rest of the list:
There is a bug in feisty with handling of some USB scanners, where scan
tools (xscanimage, etc) can't scan successfully. At least 3 bugs have
been filed in launchpad:
* 85488 some usb_devices fault if usb_suspend enabled
* 93515 Regression from edgy: Unable to scan properly
* 86022 Canon scanner doesn't work

Something in feisty breaks access to some USB scanners (both native in
feisty, and also for VMware virtual machines that are hosted by feisty)


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