Package Details: brscan4 0.4.8_1-1

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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: 121
Popularity: 2.54
First Submitted: 2011-08-01 08:43
Last Updated: 2019-07-02 16:15

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timofonic commented on 2016-04-28 14:21

Why do we need to install another piece of code? It seems this is proprietary, something that doesn't attract me at all!

What about direct SANE support? This is inSANE! :(

I really don't understand why it's so messy to use a scanner on Linux!

Is the full source code available?

Maybe I need to learn more before instad complaining, but I'm unable to understand the situation. It would be nice if someone explains it ;)

sowieso commented on 2016-02-26 10:22

@aborigines: Adding a group to another is new to me too. Can you explain how this should be possible?
Setting it world readable sure solves the problem, but then everyone can print / scan. Permissions could be easily fixed with ACLs, but I don't know if udev supports them and as many filesystems are mounted without support, it's not feasible.

Harey commented on 2016-02-26 07:56

@aborigines: Hey, that's cool! Add one group to another, I did not know that this is possible. I'd prefer that solution over giving everybody access to the hardware, though. Especially because this only happens on some devices as it seems.

aborigines commented on 2016-02-25 19:44

@sowieso , @Harey you can add group lp to group scanner
change MODE="0664" to MODE="0666" in /etc/udev/rules.d/brscan4.rules

sowieso commented on 2016-02-10 12:16

The printing user is in both groups (lp and scanner). Scanner was working all fine after installing this package. But the printer was stuck. I assume cups could had no permission to access the usb device, as /dev/bus/usb/… is set to root:scanner after installing your package, (instead of root:lp?). I do not know with which permissions cups actually tries to read from devices (there is no special user in passwd, and the current user had permission), but changing the device permission to root:lp fixed the problem for me (scanner working fine too).

Harey commented on 2016-02-10 10:11

Hmmm, both of these groups are pre-systemd groups:
Is your user in those groups?

sowieso commented on 2016-02-08 13:11

I am not sure how to solve this, but the udev-rules broke printing for me on a MFC-7360N. It got stuck at "waiting for printer to become available" in cups. Changing the udev rules from group scanner to lp solved this for me. If anyone knows a better solution, I'd be interested to hear.

pfrenssen commented on 2016-01-25 20:23

Use this one for the MFC-J4420DW model. Tested over wifi.

thb commented on 2016-01-23 12:28

Works on MFC-L2700DW !! Thanks you very much.

Careful : you need to give root's law on your user for use the scan ! A solution clean and permanent is to follow the wiki - part "Troubleshooting":

garcs commented on 2016-01-03 20:35

Works with DCP-1510 too!