[sane-devel] Epson Stylus CX5500 Scanner

Garry B bgarry at gmail.com
Wed Apr 23 11:01:30 UTC 2008

I am running OpenSuse 10.3 & can't get an Epson scanner to work.
The scanner is an Epson CX5500 multi-function. I had lots of fun
getting the printer to work but eventually found an Epson scx4450
driver & it works nicely.

Sane doesn't seem to recognise the product ID. Is there something I
can do? Thanks in advance.


  # sane-find-scanner will now attempt to detect your scanner. If the
  # result is different from what you expected, first make sure your
  # scanner is powered up and properly connected to your computer.

  # No SCSI scanners found. If you expected something different, make sure that
  # you have loaded a kernel SCSI driver for your SCSI adapter.

found USB scanner (vendor=0x04b8 [Language Error], product=0x083f
[Language Error]) at libusb:005:002
  # Your USB scanner was (probably) detected. It may or may not be supported by
  # SANE. Try scanimage -L and read the backend's manpage.

  # Not checking for parallel port scanners.

  # Most Scanners connected to the parallel port or other proprietary ports
  # can't be detected by this program.

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