Now that have done a re-install as a fairly drastic cure for my past 'Home folder closes in a few seconds' in Desktop Environments. Xsane has decided to be unco-operative. It is showing the message 'Error during CMS conversion: could not open scanner ICM profile'.
I am in the middle of scanning about 2,500 negatives and slides and the job has been going along nicely until now. Windows does not recognise the transparency unit on my Epson Perfection 2450, so one up to Ubuntu.
Thank you in advance.
Re: Xsane error
I should have done a bit more research before posting this question.
It looks as though the problem is 'Colour Management' - I have disabled it and now we seem to be cooking on gas.