Epson scanners on Linux systems

I’ve got a Epson Perfection 1260 Photo scanner. Fedora like other distributions such as OpenSuse are recognizing the device since a long long time. The back end chosen for the device is plustek. Unfortunately when using the default configuration one experience very strange effects with colours. The left and the right 50% of the picture have a colored background, even when scanning a empty page. I had this problem with OpenSUSE since years and still got it with Fedora 1x. ….Read More

Spice and RHEV, a RHCE goes MCSE

I’m currently working in a project which includes some virtual Linux desktops. The desktop of choice is RHEL6. How to bring a Linux desktop via WAN to a thin client? VNC -> are you nuts? Remote X11 over SSH -> WAN = no go. NX -> another vendor involved. SPICE -> Spicy! But: Spice over WAN? To be tested… SPICE is the protocol used by RHEV (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization). Some time ago I had the chance to test this ….Read More