Simple Scan in Linux Mint disappeared

December 29, 2019 at 09:10:54
Specs: Linux Mint 19.3, AMD Ryzen 3 1200/8GB
Having a problem with simple scan, which I was using to file all documents I need to keep for reference. But at a certain moment. I don’ t remember when it started to act funny. Where pressing the “simple scan” button in menu before, I could scan with a very good resemblance to the original. Now the menu appears and within milliseconds it disappears.

I thought this had to do with the HLIP, I use with my old HP Deskjet 3050A, so got rid of it and re-installed a new version of it. No change

I have now updated the Nvidia driver to what Driver Manager reccommends: nvidia driver-435. Now when I type scan in the Menu I get Xsane Image scanning program, but no Simple Scan. This scans, but doesn’t produce the old and better quality I had with Simpl Scan. Did I use the wrong Nvidia driver or is there another problem?

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January 2, 2020 at 04:55:40
I am now using Linux Mint Tricia, updated up to today. I had hoped the problem had solved itself, but it didn't.

Meanwhile I uninstalled HPLIP and installed a new version, which works with Xsane Image scanning program, but not with Simple Scan. Using Xsane Image scanning program produces only a file type I cannot put in my filing system. Says there are faulty things in the file.

I looked in Driver Manager and found 4 possibilities to update NVidia. It says:

NVIDIDIA Corporation: GK208B [GeForce GT 710}
This device is using the recommended driver.

1. NVidia-driver-435 (recommended) Version 435.21 - 0ubuntu0.18.04.2 - NVidia driver metapackage
2. xserver-xorg-video-nouveau (open-source) - version 1:1.0.15-2 - X server - Nouveau diusplay driver
3. nvidia-driver-390 - version 390.116-0ubuntu0.18.04.1 - NVidia driver metapackage
4. nvidia-driver-430 - version 430.50-0ubuntu0.18.04.2

Uninstalled the Simple Scan with Software Manager and re-installed it. Simple Scan appears in the Menu, but the interface of Simple Scan doesn't appear for use. Isn't there an Linux mint program that searches for faults ?

Any help welcome

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