Package Details: brscan4 0.4.8_1-2

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Package Base: brscan4
Description: SANE drivers from Brother for brscan4 compatible models
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Keywords: printer
Licenses: GPL, custom:brother
Submitter: Harey
Maintainer: Harey
Last Packager: Harey
Votes: 128
Popularity: 3.64
First Submitted: 2011-08-01 08:43
Last Updated: 2020-03-23 13:53

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Harey commented on 2012-08-02 09:21

Well, I'm not really sure why it is working now ;) I made symlinks with the full path, that's all... It works, that's enough.

chepaz commented on 2012-08-01 18:41

You made it :) It works for me on x86_64. Added my Printer and everything is fine! brsanenetdevice4.cfg is like yours: Device, empty line, CR. Would you tell me the magic about the "/etc/opt.."-thing?

Harey commented on 2012-08-01 08:58

I took your comment as an occasion to revise my PKGBUILD and - fun! Meanwhile I did a completely fresh system install and now it works with xsane after configuring it with brsanconfig4. Would you mind trying this one again? Especially have a look at /opt/brother/scanner/brscan4/brsanenetdevice4.cfg after using brsanconfig4. Mine looks like:
DEVICE=Brother , "MFC-9465CDN" , 0x4f9:0x244 , IP-ADDRESS=

Notice the empty line and the carriage return after it.

chepaz commented on 2012-07-31 20:29

I think there is a bug in the brother-rpm. brsaneconfig4 searches in /etc/opt/brother/... which should be /opt/brother/... . This path seems to be hard coded in brsaneconfig4. I modified your PKGBUILD like that: [link][/link] , installed it, put a symlink 'ln -s /opt/ /etc/opt' and after playing around with setupSaneScan4 -e/-i, adding my MFC-J825DW again with brsaneconfig4, removing ~/.sane --> xsane starts and i was able to scan.

But it's so dirty that way, i'll install 0.3.0 again :-P

Harey commented on 2012-06-26 18:39

I can't get the new version to work. All is installing well, brsaneconfig4 -d is showing my scanner but while scanning xsane simply dies without any errors. I'll stay with this (working) version for now.

dk0r commented on 2012-06-25 16:16

Brother released brscan4 version 0.4.1-1 on 5-June 2012. Please update.


dk0r commented on 2012-06-25 16:15

Brother released brscan4 version 0.4.1-1 on 5-June 2012. Please update.

Harey commented on 2012-04-28 10:11

New version only incorporates the suggestions made by flexiondotorg (thank you). No need to update if you already installed brscan4 0.3.0_3-1 successfully.

flexiondotorg commented on 2012-04-26 11:01


Thanks very much, works great with simple-scan :-) It might be worth adding an `echo` in the .install that briefly explains how to configure it and direct them to the "docs".


For example, run the following as root:

brsaneconfig4 -a name="Brother" model="MFC-7360N" ip=

Regards, Martin.

Harey commented on 2012-03-25 17:17

Updated - please try.