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Ok I am a newbie here and having the darndest time trying to get my printer/scanner to work I have followed all of the steps as to what to download in order to get it to work but nada. I got the printer portion of it working fine. But the scanner wont work no matter what I do. Xsane gives me a brother4:bus6;dev1':Invalid Argument, error and on Gscan it comes up error opening device: Invalid Argument. PLEASE HELP I dont have much hair left. Thanks in advance. Dan and if this is in the wrong area please set me straight. Thanks again
Last edited by FlyerDan69; 12-03-2012 at 09:37 AM.
Location: Somewhere inside 9.9 million sq. km. Canada
Distribution: Slackware 14.1, 14.2
A few questions.
What distro and release?
After installing the driver, are you able to access the scanner as root user? Can you post the link to the instructions you followed to install the driver. ( I'm guessing you followed the instructions on Brothers web site ), just want to make sure.
What groups does your user belong to? This can be difficult. Some distros you may need to belong to the scanner group, others do not make you belong to that group; lp group only.
Sorry but I am so new to this stuff i have no idea the answers to your questions. I did download the drivers for the scanner and printer got the printer to work fine. When I try to scan using Gscan i see the scanner for a split second then it says Error opening device Invalid arguement. When I use Xsane it also gives me a Invalid Argument message. Im sorry I dont know much about this stuff yet. And yes i did download them from the Brothers website.Thanks Dan
Last edited by FlyerDan69; 12-03-2012 at 12:33 PM.
The instructions given are correct.
To be able to type the the commands you need to be in a terminal (text only interface (black window with a cursor to type at)).
To get into the terminal (Goto the prompt so to speak) try typing Ctrl+Alt+T all at once.
then type in the commands followed by pushing the enter key.