[sane-devel] Scanner Epson CX-5600 on Fedora 22

Olaf Meeuwissen olaf.meeuwissen at avasys.jp
Mon Jun 8 08:01:32 UTC 2015

Gabriel Salas writes:

> Hi, I'm very confused with the way to make that fedora recognize my 
> scanner. I have a printer+scanner Epson CX-5600. The printer works 
> perfect, but the scanner not.
> I follow the steps on this wiki, but without success: 
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/sane
> Do you know any way to use an epson scanner on fedora?

This scanner is not supported by any of the SANE project's backends.  It
is, however, supported by the third party epkowa backend when used with
a non-free interpreter module.

For the necessary packages, go to:


and search for CX5600 (without the hyphen).  This should give a list
with printer and scanner driver modules.  The scanner driver modules are
at the bottom of the list.  You will need all of the following:


Download the RPMs for your architecture and install all three together
via the command-line.  Something like this should work:

  sudo yum install iscan-*.rpm

This will pull in any uninstalled dependencies for you.  After this has
completed without any problems, reconnect the USB cable (or powercycle)
and you should be able to scan.  Check with

  scanimage -L

to see if the device is listed.  If not, try with

  sudo scanimage -L

If only the latter works, you should check the Fedora documentation for
the access policies on scanners.

Note: The above packages have not been tested with Fedora 22.

Hope this helps,
Olaf Meeuwissen, LPIC-2           FLOSS Engineer -- AVASYS CORPORATION
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