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  1. #1
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    cannot scan

    Hello,

    printing with my new Brother MFC5890CN works fine, but I cannot scan on my 2011 Kubuntu. I downloaded and installed these 64bit brscan3 and scan-key-tool drivers from the Brother page:

    http://welcome.solutions.brother.com...n.html#brscan3

    Now, hitting the button directly on the machine does not make it scan, and when I try from Simple Scan or XSane instead, these programs cannot detect a device.

    I added these 2 lines of text, as suggested by the website's troubleshooting FAQ:
    # Brother scanners
    ATTRS{idVendor}=="04f9", ENV{libsane_matched}="yes"

    http://welcome.solutions.brother.com...n1c.html#u9.10

    I also copied these files:
    http://welcome.solutions.brother.com...cn.html#f00101

    cp /usr/lib64/libbrscandec3.so.1.0.0 /usr/lib
    cp /usr/lib64/sane/libsane-brother3.so.1.0.7 /usr/lib/sane
    cp /usr/lib64/sane/libsane-brother3.so.1 /usr/lib/sane
    cp /usr/lib64/sane/libsane-brother3.so /usr/lib/sane
    cp /usr/lib64/libbrscandec3.so /usr/lib
    cp /usr/lib64/libbrscandec3.so.1 /usr/lib

    I rebooted, and still nothing. I tried as normal user, but also did "sudo xsane". Do you have any idea?

  2. #2
    Join Date
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    Re: cannot scan

    It works now, and apparently the only problem was that the scanner went on stand-by and trying to wake it up from Simple Scan and XSane did not work. So you first have to wake it up manually and then start a scan from Simple Scan.

    Cheers.

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