[BL] What BL version to choose?
keesan at sdf.lonestar.org
Tue Apr 5 19:16:45 EDT 2005
> You can also use Xvesa or Xfbdev on BL2. Of course, the only reason that
> would be necessary is if you don't want to configure a hi-res X server.
> What's nice about BL3, though, is that you have a ready-to-run distribution
> for X, and you only have to install one package for most X applications.
> Therefore, everything is small and simple, just the way it should be.
I AM using Xvesa with BL2. After a few weeks of fiddling to get it to
work, I can now just move it around between computers to any video card
(except some laptops with Chips and Technologies). BL3 was certainly
easier, and if you add a later glibc it will do almost as much as BL2.
>> My HP scanner scans at 8.5" x 11.69" and you can adjust the width and
>> height by fractions of a milliter but the closest I could get to the
>> required size for pbmtoppa was too pixels too short (or else too
>> large - when I am oversize I don't get told what size file I tried to
>> send it). I narrowed it in between two pixel sizes.
> Isn't it possible to add something to your script to resize it before
> sending it to pbmtoppa?
The maintainer of netpbm suggested a cropping program. I will try
shortening the 11.69" scanned page to 11" if there is some way to crop 1
pixel at a time. I would need to make it 414 pixels shorter for US Letter
size. Scanjet works in multiples of 1.52588e-05 mm instead of pixels.
After I learn to crop then I can try to scale a 200 dpi pbm into a 600 dpi
pgm and then back to a pbm (hopefully not a fuzzy one again) so I can
print the things sent me by people who think scanners are 'pdf machines'.
pamscale is a newer replacement for pnmscale. Maybe it will preserve pbm?
One other option is a DOS viewer (pictview), which scales things up, but
is quite slow since DOS uses memory inefficiently. No fun doing this to
100 pages before printing.
> "If a train stops at a train station, what happens at a workstation?"
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