back to trying Linux – ubuntu – Vista problems

I am breathing life into an old pc that used to run Windows XP Home. I am liking Linux a lot.  Earlier this year I acquired an new HP pc with Vista Home premium.  I have been experiencing problems with the downloading of jpg. files from several compact flash cards. It seems to be a
Vista problem. I have checked the compact flash cards by using an old Verbatim card reader connected to an iBook (2001 vintage) and the images came across flawlessly. I then attached the Verbatim card reader to the HP pc and experienced image problems. Some images appeared with a shift as if they had been cut in half and the two pieces were slight offset like they had been placed slightly off alignment. Others had one quarter to one half of the colours drained to a single colour, sometimes blue, sometimes green. When I attempted a second download of the same images from the card, those images that came in shifted now came in correctly and some that had come in correctly the first time now came in shifted.I tried two different cameras and had download problems with both.

Back to ubuntu…Set up of the OS and getting applications and updating them all work really well.

I just reconnected an old scanner, Epson Perfection 2450, and it was effortless.  I just need to get used to GIMP again. I am a little rusty.

Author: William J. Gibson

62 year old - writer/photographer Canadian, survived open heart surgery, received kidney transplant, sometimes dour, sometimes amusing, over six feet in height, severely follicle challemged

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