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#1 2009-01-30 21:35:16

red devil
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From: Glasgow, Scotland
Registered: 2008-11-30
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HOWTO configure the scanner element of Epson multi-function device

I've just gone through setting up my Epson DX6000 - a multi-function printer/scanner/copier - with CrunchBang (8.10.01) and thought this might help anyone else trying to configure their scanners - I haven't tried with any other manufacturers' devices but it should, in theory, work with them all.

When I first launched XSane - with the DX6000 connected via USB - an error message told me that no device had been detected.

Here's how to fix that:

In a terminal run:

lsusb

and look for the line that contains

Buses xx Device xx: ID 04b8: xxxx Sieko Epson Corp.

The important part is the xxxx - this is your printer model (the ID 04b8 bit = Epson identifier).

In a terminal run:

sudo gedit /etc/sane.d/epson.conf

Find the line reading:

#usb 0x? 0x?

and delete the hash, delete the 1st ? and replace it with 04b8, then delete the 2nd ? and replace it with the xxxx printer model number

Look further down and delete the hashes on these lines:

#usb /dev/usbscanner0
#usb/dev/usb/scanner0

and now save epson.conf

Now restart Sane and it should detect your scanner and launch the program's gui.


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#2 2009-01-31 17:35:49

Nik_Doof
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Registered: 2008-12-13
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Re: HOWTO configure the scanner element of Epson multi-function device

Handy stuff, thanks for posting!

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#3 2009-04-20 03:49:12

jdugan
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From: Denver, Colorado
Registered: 2009-03-14
Posts: 40

Re: HOWTO configure the scanner element of Epson multi-function device

Thanks, this did the trick for getting my Epson Stylus CX7450 to work.  Xsane takes over a minute to find the scanner, which seems like a long time even on my old crappy P3.  At least it's working, yeah!

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#4 2009-04-22 08:14:03

red devil
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From: Glasgow, Scotland
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Re: HOWTO configure the scanner element of Epson multi-function device

jdugan wrote:

Thanks, this did the trick for getting my Epson Stylus CX7450 to work.  Xsane takes over a minute to find the scanner, which seems like a long time even on my old crappy P3.  At least it's working, yeah!

Glad it worked for you - I wondered if my HowTo might be useful for anyone other than me so it's nice to know it has helped at least one person! wink


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#5 2010-09-29 08:01:45

monty_cantsing
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Registered: 2010-02-03
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Re: HOWTO configure the scanner element of Epson multi-function device

thanks for the post red devil,
i got further than i would have with your help, but i'm still having problems getting the scanner on my epson tx110 multifunction to work
xsane can find the device thanks to your tips, but when i scan or go to preview, i get an error "lcms: Error #12288; File ' ' not found"
i have color managment off, so i have no idea why this is happening. anyone have a similar issue?

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