helpgNewSense GNU/Linux - Support: sr #108492, Brother scanner won't work


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sr #108492: Brother scanner won't work

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Mon 03 Feb 2014 04:45:34 AM UTC  
Category: NonePriority: 3 - Low
Severity: 1 - WishStatus: In Progress
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Originator Email: -unavailable-Open/Closed: Open

Mon 03 Feb 2014 09:14:07 PM UTC, comment #1:

I assume you installed one of the brscan packages from the Brother website. Maybe it only works as root initially. Have you done this too: ?

(Lowering priority because it concerns software that's not in gNewSense.)

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Mon 03 Feb 2014 04:45:34 AM UTC, original submission:

I have a Brother MFC-7260N multifunction device (laser printer, scanner, and fax). Brother provides guidance on installing the printer and scanner drivers. Installing the printer driver worked, but although the scanner driver completed, none of the scanning programs I have could get the scanning function to work:

- XSANE says "Failed to open device `brother4:bus;dev1': Invalid Argument"

- SimpleScan says "Unable to connect to scanner"

- Scanlite says "Opening the selected scanner failed."

I have the same problem with the Brother DCP-J140W deskjet, but don't bother about that one, because I haven't done any investigation.

Any advice?




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