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    Re: Connecting Multifunction Printer

    Quote Originally Posted by pdc View Post
    oh dear: it's harder when one does not have one of these devices;

    I now think from further reading that with the brscan installed, that xsane etc should work

    .......eg from here

    I see from here

    to check the configuration with



    and further iterations on brscan

    http://bleedux.wordpress.com/2011/08...-not-printing/

    the final section on scanning
    Thanks again. So I ran the script, but nothing happened...

    kruxoli@kruxoli-ThinkPad-T60p:~$ brsaneconfig4 -q | grep SCANNER
    kruxoli@kruxoli-ThinkPad-T60p:~$

    root@kruxoli-ThinkPad-T60p:/home/kruxoli# kruxoli@kruxoli-ThinkPad-T60p:~$ brsaneconfig4 -q | grep SCANNER
    kruxoli@kruxoli-ThinkPad-T60p:~$: command not found
    root@kruxoli-ThinkPad-T60p:/home/kruxoli# kruxoli@kruxoli-ThinkPad-T60p:~$
    kruxoli@kruxoli-ThinkPad-T60p:~$: command not found
    root@kruxoli-ThinkPad-T60p:/home/kruxoli#

    When I open Xsane this is what I get:

    Error
    Failed to open device 'brother4:bus5;dev1':
    Invalid argument

    Am I relegated to not being able to use the scanner? UGH.

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    Re: Connecting Multifunction Printer

    Error
    Failed to open device 'brother4:bus5;dev1':
    Invalid argument
    I think this is due to permissions issues: you may not be a "member" of the group that the scanner is a part of: it used to be called scanner and now I believe it is lp;

    if you type

    sane-find-scanner
    and then

    scanimage -L
    and then

    sudo sane-find-scanner
    and then

    sudo scanimage -L
    ..........does you get any recognitions?

    for the now if you type

    sudo xsane
    in a terminal, does that launch xsane?

    .......there may be all sorts of dire warnings but various folks do it fine ..

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    Re: Connecting Multifunction Printer

    Quote Originally Posted by pdc View Post
    I think this is due to permissions issues: you may not be a "member" of the group that the scanner is a part of: it used to be called scanner and now I believe it is lp;

    if you type



    and then



    and then



    and then



    ..........does you get any recognitions?

    for the now if you type

    in a terminal, does that launch xsane?

    .......there may be all sorts of dire warnings but various folks do it fine ..
    OK, ran the first script. Here's what came back:

    root@kruxoli-ThinkPad-T60p:/home/kruxoli# sane-find-scanner

    # sane-find-scanner will now attempt to detect your scanner. If the
    # result is different from what you expected, first make sure your
    # scanner is powered up and properly connected to your computer.

    # No SCSI scanners found. If you expected something different, make sure that
    # you have loaded a kernel SCSI driver for your SCSI adapter.

    # No USB scanners found. If you expected something different, make sure that
    # you have loaded a kernel driver for your USB host controller and have setup
    # the USB system correctly. See man sane-usb for details.

    # Not checking for parallel port scanners.

    # Most Scanners connected to the parallel port or other proprietary ports
    # can't be detected by this program.

    Ran the 2nd script. Here's what came back:

    root@kruxoli-ThinkPad-T60p:/home/kruxoli# scanimage -L
    device `brother4:net1;dev0' is a Brother MFC-7860DW MFC-7860DW
    device `brother4:bus5;dev1' is a Brother MFC-7860DW USB scanner

    Ran the 3rd script. Here's what came back:

    root@kruxoli-ThinkPad-T60p:/home/kruxoli# sudo sane-find-scanner

    # sane-find-scanner will now attempt to detect your scanner. If the
    # result is different from what you expected, first make sure your
    # scanner is powered up and properly connected to your computer.

    # No SCSI scanners found. If you expected something different, make sure that
    # you have loaded a kernel SCSI driver for your SCSI adapter.

    # No USB scanners found. If you expected something different, make sure that
    # you have loaded a kernel driver for your USB host controller and have setup
    # the USB system correctly. See man sane-usb for details.

    # Not checking for parallel port scanners.

    # Most Scanners connected to the parallel port or other proprietary ports
    # can't be detected by this program.

    Ran the 4th script. Here's what came back:

    root@kruxoli-ThinkPad-T60p:/home/kruxoli# sudo scanimage -L
    device `brother4:net1;dev0' is a Brother MFC-7860DW MFC-7860DW
    device `brother4:bus5;dev1' is a Brother MFC-7860DW USB scanner

    Ran the last script...Xsane opened, and it saw my scanner!! Best of all, it WORKED!!!

    Every time I need to scan, I need to open Xsane via Terminal, but whatever, IT WORKS!!!!

    THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!

    Last edited by Kruxoli; January 17th, 2013 at 10:58 PM.

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    Re: Connecting Multifunction Printer

    belatedly.......that's great........I had subscribed to the thread, but didn't get notice you had posted .......

    ............great it is working ............. enjoy ........ you may be able to spare some time to do some more reading around this issue .. if you can puzzle out any whys that would be good!

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