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Epson Perfection V300 in Linux

I bought an Epson Perfection V300 a few weeks ago because it appeared to be usable in Linux with VueScan. When I tried to get it to run I had no luck. The driver for the scanner was supposed to be at AVASYS. Finally, on the 19th of December, AVASYS indicated that a driver existed [...]

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My Dell E1505N arrived Wednesday (27th June). Here is a photo of the contents of the package I received from Dell. Here is a view of the right side of the computer. Note the media card slot as well as the audio jacks, PCMCIA, IEEE 1394 slot, and USB. Here is a view of the [...]

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Sharp Zaurus “Error Check”

I had a problem with my Sharp Zaurus apparently having a problem with its memory. The synchronization program told me to run “Error Check”. I looked for such a program and didn’t find it. A Google search led me to several forums, and I found that the “Error Check” is executed as follows: Flip the [...]

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Disk Woes

The wife’s laptop stopped booting into Windows on Thursday night. After a bit of fiddling around, I was finally able to determine there were some drive errors on her drive. I used Seagate’s SeaTools which was on the Ultimate Boot CD to check out the drive. The report indicated that the drive was “defective” but [...]

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