new scanner

Eberhard Roloff tuxebi at
Tue May 22 14:51:32 UTC 2007

Loïc Martin wrote:
> Eberhard Roloff a écrit :
>> A final word in regard to your old scanner:
>> I understand that it worked in Ubuntu 6.10, but now does not with the
>> newest Feisty.
>> If this is correct, it would be helpful to know what make/modell your
>> scanner is. What did you do in Edgy to make it work that you cannot do
>> in Feisty?
>> I can hardly imagine that Feisty does not support a scanner that worked
>> on a previous version of Ubuntu.
> I can. As many other users, I just happen to have one. This scanner is 
> perfectly supported in Linux by open source drivers, that's why I bought 
> it and never had problems with it.
> In this case, the problem is in Feisty - not the scanner, nor Linux in 
> general.
> See
> Each Ubuntu release has its regressions. In Edgy, some webcam stopped 
> working. They work now in Feisty, however now some scanners don't work 
> anymore. Gutsy might solve the scanner problem, while introducing 
> another regression.
> Cheers,
> Loïc
ok, it's hard to believe, but it's for real ;-)
Now that you mention it, I remember my soundcard stopped working in
Edgy, while it worked in Dapper. It resumed to a working condition in

I happily use Ubuntu where it works for me.

Maybe this is what you get when you prefer to work with "leading edge"
instead of using  LTS labelled longtermsupport releases. ;-(


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