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    Re: Can't get New Brother Laser printer/scanner to scan

    Scanning?
    Brian.

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    Re: Can't get New Brother Laser printer/scanner to scan

    Quote Originally Posted by cybrsaylr View Post
    My Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS is always kept up to date.

    Got this output for your (last try) code:

    Code:
    ~$ cp /usr/lib64/sane/libsane-brother4* /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/sane/
    cp: '/usr/lib64/sane/libsane-brother4.so' and '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/sane/libsane-brother4.so' are the same file
    cp: '/usr/lib64/sane/libsane-brother4.so.1' and '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/sane/libsane-brother4.so.1' are the same file
    cp: '/usr/lib64/sane/libsane-brother4.so.1.0.7' and '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/sane/libsane-brother4.so.1.0.7' are the same file
    Some thinking in the pipline. It may take a while.
    Brian.

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    Re: Can't get New Brother Laser printer/scanner to scan

    Success!

    Opened up Simple Scan and it recognized the Brother printer/scanner, straightaway saying it's ready to scan.
    Put a document on the scanner glass, hit scan and Simple Scan did the rest. Scanned the doc to PC monitor, then was able to print the scanned doc out with Brother!

    Those drivers must have done the trick, after opening up and using Simple Scan. Should have tried this earlier.

    Thanks for all the help brian!!!



    BTW also have XSane Image scanning program installed.
    Just opened up XSane and it seems to be working also and XSane recognized the Brother printer/scanner also.
    XSane seems more elaborate than Simple Scan and appears also ready to run.
    Last edited by cybrsaylr; 1 Week Ago at 10:23 PM.
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    Re: Can't get New Brother Laser printer/scanner to scan

    Quote Originally Posted by brian_p View Post
    Brother seems completely unaware that Debian libsane1 does not look in /usr/lib64/sane for SANE drivers, yet it puts the there. So much for supporting Mint. Something drastic (and probably my last try):

    Code:
    cp /usr/lib64/sane/libsane-brother4* /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/sane/
    I hope you have updated your installation, as advised.
    Yes.It has been like this for years.
    At every OS upgrade I have to create symlinks for the driver files in various directories to get my MFC 3220 scanning.

    For the OP: XSANE is superior to Simple Scan for anything more than a simple scan
    19.10 amd64

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    Re: Can't get New Brother Laser printer/scanner to scan

    this is not a fix for the specific issue but may help people with scanning problems. It has fixed mine on several computers. Make sure you are a member of scanner group in: users and groups-scanner group

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    Re: Can't get New Brother Laser printer/scanner to scan

    Quote Originally Posted by Paulgirardin View Post
    For the OP: XSANE is superior to Simple Scan for anything more than a simple scan
    Thanks.

    Noticed that after opening XSANE up. It kinda reminded me of Gimp.
    Ubuntu 18.04.1 64bit Ext4 on a Dell Studio XPS Desktop Intel® Core™ i7-860 2.8GHz, 8GB DDR3 ram and Dual booting: Ubuntu 14.04 64bit Ext4 & 32bit Vista Home Premium, on a Toshiba laptop dual core AMD Turion 64, 2.0 GHz, 4GB ram.

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