[sane-devel] Epson Stylus DX4050

Olaf Meeuwissen olaf.meeuwissen at avasys.jp
Fri Nov 16 01:49:20 UTC 2007

Laurent Riffard <laurent.riffard at free.fr> writes:

> Hello,
> I have a multifonction Epson Stylus DX4050 and sane does work well with this line 
> in libsane.rules:
> # Epson DX-4050
> SYSFS{idVendor}=="04b8", SYSFS{idProduct}=="082f", MODE="664", GROUP="scanner"
> $ lsusb
> Bus 001 Device 005: ID 04b8:082f Seiko Epson Corp. 
> ...
> $ scanimage -L
> device `epson:libusb:001:005' is a Epson CX4000 flatbed scanner
> device `epkowa:libusb:001:005' is a Epson Stylus CX3900/DX4000 flatbed scanner
> Epson backend seems to do a better job than epokwa. The Linux distribution is 
> Ubuntu 7.10.

Apart from the fact that we don't provide .debs (yet), in what respect
does the epson backend do a better job than the epkowa backend?
As the maintainer of the latter, I'd like to know ;-)

BTW, our .rpms should convert cleanly to .debs (on i386 and similar at
least) with

  alien --scripts --keep-version iscan-*.i386.rpm

After that, all you should need to do is install.  There should be no
need to fiddle with libsane.rules.
# The --keep-version is only there to make sure your report the same
# version as our .rpms whenever there is any trouble.  It's already
# bad enough to keep all those model names in sync, I don't want to
# have to keep the version numbers in sync too :-P

Hope this helps,
Olaf Meeuwissen             FLOSS Engineer -- EPSON AVASYS Corporation
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