[sane-devel] SANE does not recognize my Epson CX-3900 anymore

Kanito 73 kanito73 at hotmail.com
Thu Aug 21 00:35:25 UTC 2008

Hi friends

I've just reinstalled my system and can't make work SANE again with my Epson CX-3900

My scanner is 100% supported and was running on Slackware 12 (now 12.1), all installation procedure for MY scanner was stored in a text file so I don't forget it (have reinstalled it several times before)...

First installed backend (x.19), then frontends (x.14?) and finally xsane 0.995, it is installed as usual at /usr/local, the configuration I use always is this:

# SCSI scanner:
# *** all scsi was commented ***
# USB scanner:
# There are two different methods of configuring a USB scanner: libusb and the kernel module
# For any system with libusb support (which is pretty much any recent Linux distribution) the
# following line is sufficient. This however assumes that the connected scanner (or to be more
# accurate, it's device ID) is known to the backend.
# For libusb support for unknown scanners use the following command
# usb <product ID> <device ID>
#####found USB scanner (vendor=0x04b8 [EPSON], product=0x082f [USB MFP]) at libusb:002:002
usb 0x04b8 0x082f

# Epson CX3900
SYSFS{idVendor}=="04b8", SYSFS{idProduct}=="082f", MODE="664", GROUP="scanner"

and everything used to work, but this time does not... the only change on the system was that I used Slackware 12.0 and now 12.1, kernel configuration is the same...

I read an article on internet that somebody had troubles when 'usblp' module was loaded (it loads on my system when the scanner is plugged)... tried again unloading the module before running xsane but still no scanning device is detected...

The scanner is working on windows, so it is not the problem... I think it may be some library incompatibility but 't can't find nothing yet...

Any suggestion?


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