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Old 06-01-2004, 03:12 PM   #1
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Epson Stylus CX6400


Does the Epson Stylus CX6400 work in Mandrake 9.1?
EG: print, scan, fax.

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Old 06-01-2004, 03:21 PM   #2
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have a look at this

http://www.linuxprinting.org/show_pr...-Stylus_CX6400

good luck.
 
Old 07-21-2004, 04:40 PM   #3
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Here is a reply I gave to someone on the Mandrake newsgroup, wanting to know how
to get the CX-6400 scanner to work.

First I installed the Sane front and backends. I later followed this with Xsane.
(I now have doubts a to whether I needed the Sane frontend).

When I tested Xsane, it couldn't find a scanner. I checked the web, looking for
Epson CX6400 related articles.

LinuxPrinting.org had some details.
http://www.linuxprinting.org/show_pr...-Stylus_CX6400

I noted the following amongst the text:

1a. Add the following line to /etc/hotplug/usb.usermap
epson_mfc 0x0003 0x04b8 0x0805 0x0000 0x0000 0x00 0x00
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
0x00000000

Next I visited:

http://www.epkowa.co.jp/english/linux_e/dl_spc.html
I selected Stylus CX6300/6400 and then Filled in the form:

Country - United kingdom
Distribution - Mandrake
Connection - Print/scan with local printer or scanner
Location - Individuals(Graphic/Image)

I had originally installed the CX6400 using the CX5200 profile which was on the MDK 10.0 installation list. I decided not to disturb it so I did not download the CUPS printer driver but instead scrolled down to Scanner/Driver and downloaded the RPM:

iscan-1.9.0-5.redhat.8.0.i386.rpm to /home/rpm

This I urpmi'd from my /home/rpm folder

Afte instalation, a file called /etc/sane.d/epkowa.conf could be found containing
the following:

epkowa.conf
#
# examples for how to configure the SANE EPSON KOWA Backend
#
# SCSI scanner:
scsi EPSON
#
# Parallel port scanner:
#pio 0x278
#pio 0x378
#pio 0x3BC
#
# USB scanner - only enable this if you have an EPSON scanner. It could
# otherwise block your non-EPSON scanner from being
# recognized.
usb /dev/usb/scanner0

I added the following lines:

# Next line added by AS 20/7/04
usb 0x4b8 0x805

(0x4b8 0x805 are the IDs for this device)

I checked epson.conf, also in /etc/sane.d and uncommented:
usb /dev/usb/scanner0

... added
usb 0x4b8 0x805

Next I went to Start->Configure your coomputer->Hardware->Scanners
and selected 'Search for new scanners'. To my delight, I had a choice of two scanners. One was the Epson PX-A650 which is some kind of a phantom. The other was the Epson Stylus CX6300/CX6400 flatbed scanner.

I ran up Xsane and I wax up and running.

I hope that helps.

Alan
 
  


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