[sane-devel] Getting Epson stylus CX5000 scanner working

tj 999alfred at comcast.net
Thu Apr 1 14:39:01 UTC 2010

I was given an Epson CX5000 3-in-1 unit and I am only interested in 
getting scanner section working, I have a laser and refuse to pay the 
ink tax. It works under Windoze.

I hook it up and start xsane which says no devices found and scanimage 
-L reports the same thing. But, lsusb reports:
~ $ /sbin/lsusb
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 04b8:082b Seiko Epson Corp. Stylus DX5050
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 0a48:3239 I/O Interconnect Multimedia Card Reader
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

and sane-find-scanner
found USB scanner (vendor=0x04b8 [EPSON], product=0x082b [USB2.0 
MFP(Hi-Speed)]) at libusb:001:003
and in /lib/udev/rules.d/80-libsane.rules
ATTRS{idVendor}=="04b8", ATTRS{idProduct}=="082b", MODE="0664", 
GROUP="scanner", ENV{libsane_matched}="yes"

I have a Canon FB630U USB scanner that xsane recognizes, but takes very, 
very long times to scan, four minutes for a 5x6 photo (600 dpi, takes 40 
seconds under Windoze) and take a nap for 8.5x11 (takes  les than two 
minutes under Windoze).

So, how do I make it work?


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