View Full Version : Would Knoppix help with Epson USB MFP ?

05-09-2006, 11:02 AM
Hi folk,
I am new to and a bit of a babygeek when it comes to linux.For months I have been using Fedora C4 and ubuntu and trying to get my Epson stylus CX1500 MFP to work.
I have been told that knoppix has real good hardware install funconality.Is this true ?.

I have posted below a general postout of my problem and if you have encountered a similar problem with knoppix and solved it I would really like to know and will sign up with this distro as soon as.... :-)

Please reply if you have anything to offer , would really appreciate.

The system is a standard desktop PC with an Intel Coppermine 600MHz
This Epson MFP runs well on the same setup with M$ 98se but I am crying blood trying to get it to run on Fedora C4.

Sane 1.0.17 backends installed
/etc/sane.d/epson.conf set
iscan installed

I may well have stuffed up fstab ,it's below along with anything else I thought would be useful.
If anyone can help me with this I would be sooooo grateful.I really hate having to go back to M$ to print a doc or scan something.I don't know much about Linux and I'm not even a baby geek but I'm willing to try if someone can give me a hand.

[gaspode@localhost sbin]$ dmesg
Linux version 2.6.11-1.1369_FC4 (bhcompile@decompose.build.redhat .com) (gcc version 4.0.0 20050525 (Red Hat 4.0.0-9)) #1 Thu Jun 2 22:55:56 EDT 2005

- User ID: Red Hat, Inc. (Kernel Module GPG key)
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
isapnp: No Plug & Play device found


usbcore: registered new driver hiddev
usbcore: registered new driver usbhid
drivers/usb/input/hid-core.c: v2.01:USB HID core driver


USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver v2.2
SELinux: initialized (dev debugfs, type debugfs), uses genfs_cont exts
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 0000:00:07.2
uhci_hcd 0000:00:07.2: UHCI Host Controller
uhci_hcd 0000:00:07.2: new USB bus registered, assigned bus numbe r 1
uhci_hcd 0000:00:07.2: irq 11, io base 0x0000d000
hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 1-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
usb 1-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2
SELinux: initialized (dev ramfs, type ramfs), uses genfs_contexts
NET: Registered protocol family 10
Disabled Privacy Extensions on device c03e6820(lo)
IPv6 over IPv4 tunneling driver
drivers/usb/class/usblp.c: usblp0: USB Bidirectional printer dev 2 if 1 alt 0 proto 2 vid 0x04B8 pid 0x080C
usbcore: registered new driver usblp
drivers/usb/class/usblp.c: v0.13: USB Printer Device Class driver


lp0: using parport0 (interrupt-driven).
lp0: console ready

END dmesg
[gaspode@localhost sbin]$ /sbin/lsusb
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 04b8:080c Seiko Epson Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

gaspode@localhost sbin]$ cat /proc/bus/usb/devices

T: Bus=01 Lev=00 Prnt=00 Port=00 Cnt=00 Dev#= 1 Spd=12 MxCh= 2
B: Alloc= 0/900 us ( 0%), #Int= 0, #Iso= 0
D: Ver= 1.10 Cls=09(hub ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS= 8 #Cfgs= 1
P: Vendor=0000 ProdID=0000 Rev= 2.06
S: Manufacturer=Linux 2.6.11-1.1369_FC4 uhci_hcd
S: Product=UHCI Host Controller
S: SerialNumber=0000:00:07.2
C:* #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=c0 MxPwr= 0mA
I: If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 1 Cls=09(hub ) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=hub
E: Ad=81(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS= 2 Ivl=255ms

T: Bus=01 Lev=01 Prnt=01 Port=00 Cnt=01 Dev#= 2 Spd=12 MxCh= 0
D: Ver= 1.10 Cls=00(>ifc ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS= 8 #Cfgs= 1
P: Vendor=04b8 ProdID=080c Rev= 1.00
S: Manufacturer=EPSON
S: Product=USB MFP
S: SerialNumber=N05060501051924300
C:* #Ifs= 2 Cfg#= 1 Atr=c0 MxPwr= 2mA
I: If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 2 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=ff Prot=ff Driver=(none)
E: Ad=07(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 64 Ivl=0ms
E: Ad=87(I) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 64 Ivl=0ms
I: If#= 1 Alt= 0 #EPs= 2 Cls=07(print) Sub=01 Prot=02 Driver=usblp
E: Ad=01(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 64 Ivl=0ms
E: Ad=81(I) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 64 Ivl=0ms

# This file is edited by fstab-sync - see 'man fstab-sync' for details
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 / ext3 defaults 1 1
LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
/dev/devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
/dev/shm /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
/dev/proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/sys /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
/dev/hdb1 /bup ext2 defaults 0 0
/proc/bus/usb /devices proc defaults 0 0
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy auto pamconsole,exec,noauto,managed 0 0
/dev/hdd /media/cdrecorder auto pamconsole,exec,noauto,managed 0 0

[gaspode@localhost sbin]$ cat /etc/mtab
/dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol00 / ext3 rw 0 0
/dev/proc /proc proc rw 0 0
/dev/sys /sys sysfs rw 0 0
/dev/devpts /dev/pts devpts rw,gid=5,mode=620 0 0
/proc/bus/usb /devices proc rw 0 0
/dev/hda2 /boot ext3 rw 0 0
/dev/shm /dev/shm tmpfs rw 0 0
/dev/hdb1 /bup ext2 rw 0 0
none /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc binfmt_misc rw 0 0
sunrpc /var/lib/nfs/rpc_pipefs rpc_pipefs rw 0 0
automount(pid1707) /misc autofs rw,fd=4,pgrp=1707,minproto=2,maxproto=4 0 0
automount(pid1750) /net autofs rw,fd=4,pgrp=1750,minproto=2,maxproto=4 0 0

[root@localhost sbin]# cat /proc/interrupts
0: 3506129 XT-PIC timer
1: 674 XT-PIC i8042
2: 0 XT-PIC cascade
4: 113509 XT-PIC serial
7: 2 XT-PIC parport0
8: 1 XT-PIC rtc
10: 3767 XT-PIC VIA686A
11: 1494496 XT-PIC uhci_hcd:usb1
12: 193713 XT-PIC i8042
14: 28645 XT-PIC ide0
15: 34260 XT-PIC ide1
NMI: 0
ERR: 0

On my knees