[How To] Enabling Epson Stylus NX125 scanner

I am going to briefly explain how to enable normal user to have access the the scanner via Xsane or sane under Debian (testing)

First off add your user account to the ‘scanner‘ group:

# usermod -aG scanner your_account

and now logout and back in.

Second we need to edit ‘60-libsane.rules‘ file:

# nano /lib/udev/rules.d/60-libsane.rules

and add the following to the file:

# Epson Stylus NX125
ATTRS{idVendor}=="04b8", ATTRS{idProduct}=="085c", ENV{libsane_matched}="yes"

Now restart ‘udev‘:

# invoke-rc.d udev restart

and disconnect and connect the scanner on the USB port and start up Xsane.

Comments (2)

  1. 5:53, Friday, November 18, 2011Michael  / Reply

    Old post but I need help.

    After step one, I get this:

    usermod: cannot lock /etc/passwd; try again later.


    • 14:41, Friday, November 18, 2011Dale  / Reply

      This is only a guess, but looks like you are not logged in as root on the terminal.

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