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jbander 08-01-2013 01:25 AM

My brothers MFC j430w printer,prints but won't scan, I'm using xsane scan program ,
 
I'm using Mint15 and Having problems , If you have the solution please pass it on to me.
My Brothers MFC j430w won't scan, the drivers for both the printer and the scanner are downloaded . I get a error message saying “Failed to open device brother4:bus2;devl':invalid argument”


When I check with “scanimage -l” I get device `brother4:bus2;dev1' is a Brother MFC-J430W USB scanner

tronayne 08-01-2013 07:24 AM

You usually need to be in the scanner group -- check with
Code:

grep scanner /etc/group
scanner:x:93:root,user01,user02,user03

You may also need to be in the lp group (not always necessary but can't hurt):
Code:

grep lp /etc/group   
lp:x:7:lp,user01,user02,user03

In the above, "user01" would be your user name.

If you're not in either or both groups,
Code:

su -
<password>
usermod -a -G scanner your_user_id
usermod -a -G lp your_user_id

Before you hit the enter key, make sure you have typed an upper case G.

You'll probably only need to add yourself to scanner.

Hope this helps some.

jbander 08-01-2013 01:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tronayne (Post 5000879)
You usually need to be in the scanner group -- check with
Code:

grep scanner /etc/group
scanner:x:93:root,user01,user02,user03

You may also need to be in the lp group (not always necessary but can't hurt):
Code:

grep lp /etc/group   
lp:x:7:lp,user01,user02,user03

In the above, "user01" would be your user name.

If you're not in either or both groups,
Code:

su -
<password>
usermod -a -G scanner your_user_id
usermod -a -G lp your_user_id

Before you hit the enter key, make sure you have typed an upper case G.

You'll probably only need to add yourself to scanner.

Hope this helps some.

I type grep /etc/group and I get "scanner:x:119:", that's all . I'm not real comfortable with the terminal yet so could you advise so I don't screw up something, What do I do next?
Thank you

tronayne 08-01-2013 02:46 PM

It appears that you're using *buntu? There may be a "user management" GUI tool you can use to add your user id to the scanner group (sorry, I don't know a single thing about *buntu and I can't direct you to where to look).

Otherwise, you're going to have to do
Code:

<open a terminal window>
su -
<type the root password>
usermod -a -G scanner your_user_id
exit

replacing "your_user_id" with your login.

Sorry, there isn't something you can click to do that.

jbander 08-01-2013 06:04 PM

My MFC j430w prints and scans now thank you this is solved


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