[sane-devel] Getting Epson stylus CX5000 scanner working

tj 999alfred at comcast.net
Fri Apr 9 21:02:31 UTC 2010

Yes, the chart says it should work, but it doesn't! xsane says no 
scanner found, so what can I do to make xsane find it? (and yes, I user 
is in scanner group)

> m. allan noah wrote:
>> 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).
> Huh?  The epkowa backend lists it as supported at
>   http://sane.alioth.debian.org/lists/sane-backends-external.html#S-EPKOWA
> and in the git repository
> http://git.debian.org/?p=sane/sane-backends.git;a=blob;f=doc/descriptions-external/epkowa.desc;h=eb92e21ae7db707354c75af82df6fcd49c6cef91;hb=HEAD
>> On Thu, Apr 1, 2010 at 10:39 AM, tj <999alfred at comcast.net> wrote:
>>> [...]
>>> 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"
> You may also want to double check that you are a member of the scanner
> group, although the fact that you can use your other USB scanner would
> indicate that this is the case.  You can do so with the `groups` command
> or by looking in the /etc/group file.
> Hope this helps,
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