I have followed this guide for installing the scanner driver:
And this post:
This has always worked for me on Ubuntu 10.10.
But now on Xubuntu 12.04 it doesn't work anymore. Simple Scan says it couldn't find any printers.
Printing works fine though.
Also when I start my laptop it says saned is disabled. I don't know if that makes any difference. I did try starting saned, but Simple Scan still couldn't find any scanners.Code:remco@laptop:~$ sudo dpkg -i --force-all ./brscan-skey-0.2.3-0.amd64.deb Selecting previously unselected package brscan-skey. (Reading database ... 224874 files and directories currently installed.) Unpacking brscan-skey (from .../brscan-skey-0.2.3-0.amd64.deb) ... Setting up brscan-skey (0.2.3-0) ... remco@laptop:~$ sudo dpkg -i --force-all ./brscan3-0.2.11-4.amd64.deb Selecting previously unselected package brscan3. (Reading database ... 224882 files and directories currently installed.) Unpacking brscan3 (from ./brscan3-0.2.11-4.amd64.deb) ... Setting up brscan3 (0.2.11-4) ... remco@laptop:~$ dpkg -l | grep Brother ii brscan-skey 0.2.3-0 Brother Linux scanner S-KEY tool ii brscan3 0.2.11-4 Brother Scanner Driver ii mfc6490cwcupswrapper:i386 1.1.2-2 Brother CUPS Inkjet Printer Definitions ii mfc6490cwlpr:i386 1.1.2-2 Brother lpr Inkjet Printer Definitions ii printer-driver-ptouch 1.3-3 printer driver Brother P-touch label printers remco@laptop:~$ brsaneconfig3 -a name=Scanner model=MFC-6490CW ip=192.168.2.109 remco@laptop:~$ brsaneconfig3 -q | grep Scanner 0 Scanner "MFC-6490CW" I:192.168.2.109 remco@laptop:~$ dpkg -l | grep sane ii libsane 1.0.22-7ubuntu1 API library for scanners ii libsane:i386 1.0.22-7ubuntu1 API library for scanners ii libsane-common 1.0.22-7ubuntu1 API library for scanners -- documentation and support files ii libsane-hpaio 3.12.2-1ubuntu3 HP SANE backend for multi-function peripherals ii sane-utils 1.0.22-7ubuntu1 API library for scanners -- utilities