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    How do I copy scanner firmware to firmware folder?

    I've a BearPaw 1200CS scanner and am running Ubuntu 8.04. It does not work. I believe I need to copy firmware file A1fw.usb to folder /lib/firmware.
    I installed Ubuntu using Wubi. I do not have write privilege to /lib/firmware and terminal does not allow me to become superuser.
    Help please.

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    Re: How do I copy scanner firmware to firmware folder?

    terminal does not allow me to become superuser.
    Why ? aren't you the first user ? sudo doesn't work ?
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    Re: How do I copy scanner firmware to firmware folder?

    if you need to copy a file into a directory that you don't have permissions for, put 'sudo' in front of the copy command. the password it asks you for is your password.

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    Re: How do I copy scanner firmware to firmware folder?

    Thanks Stemp & timcredible.
    Sorry to be such a newb.

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    Re: How do I copy scanner firmware to firmware folder?

    Follow up:
    I found out what to do elsewhere in these forums.
    sudo cp /home/mike/Desktop/A1fw.usb /usr/share/sane/gt68xx/
    sudo chmod a+r /usr/share/sane/gt68xx/A1fw.usb

    Xsane now starts up my scanner.

    What a wonderful helpful community here.

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    Re: How do I copy scanner firmware to firmware folder?

    Works for me!!
    Ubuntu 10.04.

    I get A1fw.usb file from driver disk.
    copy it and chmod it like welshmike say.

    Download A1fw.usb file you can here: http://www.meier-geinitz.de/sane/gt68xx-backend/

    thanks to everybody!!
    Last edited by RomanIvanov; January 2nd, 2011 at 09:15 AM.

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