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Thread: Need to modify 40-libsane.rules file

  1. #1
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    Need to modify 40-libsane.rules file

    Hi all,

    I am trying to get my Brother MFC-8690DW printer to work, specifically the scanner.
    I am following the instructions on this page: http://welcome.solutions.brother.com...ion_scn1c.html

    It says to open "/lib/udev/rules.d/40-libsane.rules" and add the lines:

    # Brother scanners
    ATTRS{idVendor}=="04f9", ENV{libsane_matched}="yes"

    So I clicked around, found and opened that file with gedit, added the line, but I am unable to save it.

    I am not familiar with the command line, and am unsure what to do. I am using Ubuntu 12.04. Can someone show me how to open that file with the proper permission to edit it?

    Thanks in advance.

    P.S. - In your instructions, please treat me like an idiot. I am pretty clueless.

  2. #2
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    Re: Need to modify 40-libsane.rules file

    Hehehe,

    OK. I figured it out.
    Just go to the command line and do:

    sudo gedit.

    Boy, do I feel silly.

  3. #3
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    Re: Need to modify 40-libsane.rules file

    we all learn new things with linux every day;

    hope you got it all working

    this thread

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...rother+printer

    has very similar issues; sounds like it got resolved too

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