[Fwd: Re: [sane-devel] Epson Stylus CX-6400]

gerard klaver gerard@gkall.hobby.nl
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Subject: Re: [sane-devel] Epson Stylus CX-6400
From: gerard klaver <gerard@gkall.hobby.nl>
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To: Bernie Gardner <w1az@arrl.net>
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On Wed, 2003-11-26 at 13:40, Bernie Gardner wrote:
> I am trying to get an Epson Stylus CX6400 to work in SuSE Linux 9.0. 
> LinuxPrinting.org lists it as compatible with the CX-5200 which is shown
> as untested on the sane compatiblility list.  The scanner is recognized
> by sane-find-scanner as:
> found USB scanner (vendor=0x04b8, product=0x0805) at /dev/usb/scanner0
> found USB scanner (vendor=0x04b8, product=0x0805) at /dev/usbscanner
> found USB scanner (vendor=0x04b8 [EPSON], product=0x0805 [USB2.0 MFP])
> at libusb:001:004
> But scanimage -L says no scanners were identified.  If I try to use
> Kooka as a front end, it identifies:
> epkowa:/dev/usb/scanner0
> Epson PX-A650
> but doesn't actually do anything.
> I can't figure where the PX-A650 identification is coming from.
> I realize it may not be possible to get this to work at this point, but
> I would appreciate any hints.  I haven't used sane before and am a
> little lost.
> Thanks!
> Bernie Gardner

Some Epson scanners have a different name for different part of the
world but the software can handle only one name.
The Epson perfection 1660 photo for example is when used with XSANE 
named GT8300.

with sane-find-scanner -v -v  (as root) or with lsusb -v you can collect
more data

if you send this information to the list or fill in the form see data on

then this can be added to the unsupported list and can speed up the
proces of getting  a working backend.
Gerard Klaver