Nope, still not scanning, still not showing ink levels. I uninstalled printerdrake, hp, and lexmark - don't know quite what the latter two were doing on my pc in the first place, unless that nice Mr Tex puts them in synaptic for everyone. Reinstalled epson stuff, added some more epson stuff which was in repository but not installed, also installed a bit of sane which was missing. Been into cups - it sees my printer and lets me do nice things to it, which is very friendly. But oddly, setting up a scanner only sees my webcam. When I unplug the cam, the system tells me there are no scanners attached - but my DX4450 is a scanner. Shouting this at the screen doesn't seem to help matters. However, partial success - set up scanner eventually allowed me to get it to recognise that there is an epson scanner on the system - however I can't do anything with it, gimp sub-menu xscanimage does nothing, openofficedraw sees an unnamed epson scanner but doesn't do anything with it, xsane sees an unknown model epson but tells me it's busy. No it isn't you stupid machine. It's sitting there waiting to do something. I'm like the man with a steering wheel attached to the front of my trousers - it's driving me nuts.