[sane-devel] Getting Epson stylus CX5000 scanner working

m. allan noah kitno455 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 1 15:10:49 UTC 2010

This scanner is listed as having good support by the epson and epson2
backends from sane-backends 1.0.20. Strangely, it is missing from
epkowa and from the development version of epson2 (probably a .desc
file error).

What version of sane-backends are you running, and is epson2 (or
epson) enabled in /etc/sane.d/dll.conf?


On Thu, Apr 1, 2010 at 10:39 AM, tj <999alfred at comcast.net> wrote:
> 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?
> tj
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