OT: hardware problems

Tim ignored_mailbox at yahoo.com.au
Mon May 21 11:05:35 UTC 2007

On Sun, 2007-05-13 at 13:50 -0400, Ric Moore wrote:
> In this case it was just the lid that you normally open, hinged on the
> long side, like a xerox machine. The scanner part is atop the printer.
> When I opened it and moved the document a tad, it fired right up. I
> had the document in place already when I fired up openoffice writer so
> I thought it would scan. 
> Oh Heck no, it expects the sequence: 
> -start Open Office writer
> -open the lid and place document
> -close lid 
> -mouseclick on "insert - picture - scan - select source" 
> ... then it's happy. Who would ever guess? I remain amazed at it all. 

I wonder if it's one of those devices that goes to sleep to save power,
by itself (i.e. doesn't need the PC to put it to sleep), and it gets
woken up by the lid switch.

(This box runs FC6, my others run FC4 & FC5, in case that's
 important to the thread.)

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