Help getting MFC5840 CN scanner functional in Ubuntu 9.04 and or 9.10
I'm still trying to find help with getting my scanner to function under Ubuntu. It once was functioning in 9.04 but ceased about the time Xsane updated from 0.995 to 0.996. I have dementia and cannot stay focused long enough to solve the problem. In fact I'm not sure how I got scanner working in first place. I remember trying command line driver install and then synaptic install prob. several times each and one day it worked. I'm starting to fade in thinking power as I write this. One problem I'm having is understanding su and sudo. Most times when I use su and then type password it says password not valid. Some times sudo works and I get to run a command but it seems flaky letting me run commands all day long or stopping working altogether. This all is too much like an impossible jigsaw puzzle and I'm lost for words even explaining it other than I'd like to get my MFC components working in Ubuntu without first having a stroke from the mental stress of trying to figure out what to do.
I don't know what to look up to tell you what is installed already though arking a link that toldme how to do it. I'm so bad while I was on the page I forgot how to do a screen shot of it for posting with a note like this.
Well I'm all wore out just typing this... will return and try to explain more later... Thanx%:)SW