Well...I think I've read almost every single post on this scanner issue with the 490CW, and I'm still no further ahead.
I've been running Ubuntu for years with no issues, but since 9.04 expired, and I got a new Nvidia card, it was time to upgrade to 9.10, and this is where some 'issues' happened..
Here is my unique situation... I have the Brother MFC-490CW installed as a network printer 192.168.1.151. (EDIT : this is setup as a wireless printer) I can print to it from my Karmic box no problem, but when I try to lunch Xscan, it tells me it sees no scanners attached. When I do lsusb i get :
I did the mods to the mods to the /lib/udev/rules.d/50-udev-default.rules file.
hu@hu-desktop:~$ sudo lsusb
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 046d:c518 Logitech, Inc. MX610 Laser Cordless Mouse
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 03eb:0902 Atmel Corp. 4-Port Hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0409:0059 NEC Corp. HighSpeed Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Output of my (brscan-skey --diagnosis) is :
hu@hu-desktop:~$ brsaneconfig3 -q shows the following :
DEVICE=SCANNER , "MFC-490CW" , 0x4f9:0x1fb , IP-ADDRESS=192.168.1.151
Devices on network
0 SCANNER "MFC-490CW" I:192.168.1.151
So, from what I can tell, it sees the scanner.
Now comes the kicker.. when I scan by using the button on the printer, it scans no problem, and opens up GIMP or saves the file in my home dir, but if I try to scan from GIMP afterwards (using create), it opens up xsane, and states again that no scanner is available after a few seconds..
Has anyone see this before? What the heck could be wrong?
Much appreciate any info or comments that can help me get my scanner back !!
Thanks for reading..