I have written guides for this printer before and I have just had to setup the scanning part again so I am going to rewrite it for Edgy with some new things such as the udev stuff included.
The scanning section from my old guides was put together from material on the www.clasohm.com blog (permalink to article). Most of this stuff is still useful and has been invaluable to the creation of this guide.
For this guide you will need apt-get and a text editor. I use vim as my text editor of choice so if you prefer another simple replace vim with the other editor in any commands below.
The Printer Part
The CX6600 is now fully supported by Ubuntu out of the box so just open the Gnome Printer Manager and add a printer - it should appear as a detected printer if you have it turned on and plugged in and the driver that is automatically selected works great.
Could it be any easier?
The Scanner Part
To use the scanner you will need SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy) so lets install that now.
When that finishes we need to edit a text file to access the scanner and we should check a few things for good measure. Lets check some things first.
sudo apt-get install sane-utils sane
If that command returns epson then thats fine. If not you need to edit that file and add epson to it.
cat /etc/sane.d/dll.conf | grep epson
The next thing to test is the udev rules.
sudo echo "epson" >> /etc/sane.d/dll.conf
If that returns something like "# Epson Corp.|Stylus CX-6600" then we can continue.
cat /etc/udev/rules.d/45-libsane.rules | grep CX-6600
We now need to add a line to the epson backend config file to make it look for our scanner.
Once this is all done we can restart the udev daemon and test out the setup.
sudo echo "usb 0x4b8 0x813" >> /etc/sane.d/epson.conf
This should give you a line about your scanner. If it tells you there are no scanners detected you probably have a permissions problem and should try that command as root to confirm it.
sudo /etc/init.d/udev restart
To get a GUI for the scanner you can install xsane which is a scanner program for Gnome.
sudo apt-get install xsane
To uninstall this you can delete the printer in the Gnome Printer Manager and use apt to uninstall sane.
sudo apt-get remove --purge sane-utils sane
I will be editing and updating this guide as things come to light but if you want help from me please post in this thread as then I will actually notice it - don't email me or start a new thread as its annoying and its better to keep everything about this in one place.
If you are having permissions problems check all the udev stuff is working and that you ran all the commands correctly. If you can scan as root then this post should help you: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...5&postcount=26 [Thanks to Patient0 who came up with this one]