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    Brother MFC-J6510DW scanning

    I have recently done a new install of 12.04 and it's time to get scanning working.

    I have followed the Brother website as well as (my own) instructions from

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1842372

    to try to get wireless network printing working. I've also followed instructions from

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...hlight=brother

    about adding the two lines to /lib/udev/rules.d/40-libsane.rules, adding users to the lp group, and installing libsane-extras. But when I open xsane it fails to find the scanner. Everything *looks* like it should work. I can do

    Code:
    root@kinetic-poincare:~# brsaneconfig4 -q
    ....
    Devices on network
      0 SCANNER                      "MFC-J6510DW"                I:192.168.1.100
    So brsaneconfig4 -a seems to have worked. Also

    When I ran

    Code:
    brscan-skey
    and then checked with

    Code:
    brscan-skey -l
    initially it showed the scanner as active. But it still wasn't detected. Now when I run brscan-skey -l I get no output. I tried rerunning brscan-skey but this doesn't resolve the problem.

    Any ideas about to try next?

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    Re: Brother MFC-J6510DW scanning

    Uninstalled brscan4 and brscan-skey and then reinstalled them. Also, I had made an error in adding the lines to 40-libsane.rules. I had added the lines after the

    Code:
    LABEL="libsane_rules_end"
    I also followed

    http://welcome.solutions.brother.com...ion_scn1c.html

    and installed brother-udev-rule-type1-1.0.0-1.all

    But still no luck.

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    Re: Brother MFC-J6510DW scanning

    Hrmph! It doesn't even work if I plug the scanner in via USB. I plugged it in and ran brscan-skey again. Now brscan-skey -l gave the output

    Code:
     SCANNER           : brother4:net1;dev0  : 192.168.1.100        Active
     MFC-J6510DW       : brother4:bus5;dev1  : USB                  Active
    But running xsane it still didn't detect the scanner.

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    Re: Brother MFC-J6510DW scanning

    I wonder if you're being bitten by this bug:

    http://welcome.solutions.brother.com...cn.html#f00101

    This problem is not exclusive to Brother, and I think due to a problem with the way Alien converts .rpm to .deb.

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    Re: Brother MFC-J6510DW scanning

    Thanks kurt18947,

    I wondered about that because some of the threads talked about copying those files. I think it may be worse. When I go looking for them those files don't exist. I don't even have a /usr/lib64 directory. Running locate from the root directory doesn't show those files anywhere. Does anyone know which package was supposed to create those files?

    Before someone asks, yes I'm sure I'm running 64-bit Ubuntu. For example:

    Code:
    geoff@kinetic-poincare:~$ uname -a
    Linux kinetic-poincare 3.5.0-40-generic #62~precise1-Ubuntu SMP Fri Aug 23 17:38:26 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
    Cheers!
    Geoff
    Last edited by gleedadswell; September 14th, 2013 at 05:51 PM.

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    Re: Brother MFC-J6510DW scanning

    I just uninstalled brscan4, brscan-skey and brother-udev-rule-type1. Then I created the /usr/lib64 directory manually, reinstalled the three packages and ran brsaneconfig4 and brscan-skey. But the files did not appear in /usr/lib64 and xsane still fails to find the scanner.

    Given that:

    brsaneconfig4 -q shows the scanner
    brscan-skey -l shows the scanner and lists it as active
    BRAdmin Lite shows the scanner and lists the device status as active

    the problem is probably at the end of sane. Does sane have some diagnostic that I can run to get more information?

    Cheers!

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    Re: Brother MFC-J6510DW scanning

    Ha ha!!

    I noticed while I was fiddling around with it that the brscan4 package file I had was

    brscan4-0.4.1-6.i386.deb

    which clearly isn't right since I'm running 64-bit. I went to the Brother site and saw that the (red) visited link was indeed to the 64-bit version, but that the links to 32 and 64 bit were reversed in order to how they were everywhere else on the site. So, suspicious, I went to the 32-bit package link to see what it would give me. As I suspected it gave me

    brscan4-0.4.1-6.amd64.deb

    So I uninstalled everything again, reinstalled them (with the right brscan4 version this time) reran brsaneconfig4 and brscan-skey. Just to be safe I linked the files that now existed in /usr/lib64/sane to usr/lib. i.e.

    Code:
    root@kinetic-poincare:/usr/lib# ln -s /usr/lib64/sane/libsane-brother4.so .
    root@kinetic-poincare:/usr/lib# ln -s /usr/lib64/sane/libsane-brother4.so.1 .
    root@kinetic-poincare:/usr/lib# ln -s /usr/lib64/sane/libsane-brother4.so.1.0.7
    Now everything works. So, check which files you've got! The links on the Brother site for the brscan4 packages are reversed and don't go to the files they say they go to! So I've sent a support e-mail to Brother telling them about this mix-up, so hopefully others won't have this problem. I'll mark this thread as SOLVED.

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