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Old 12-10-2013, 05:57 PM   #1
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Linux Mint unable to detect scanner (Brother mfc-J825dw) with brscan-skey


I am unable to detect my scanner. It is an all-in-one and I am able to print. I can scan using a windows box. I am following the instructions at the Brother web site. I have installed the scanner driver and the skey tool. I do not have a firewall between the scanner and linux. The scanner is connected to the network. I am using Linux Mint 16. brscan-skey -l outputs a blank line. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated
 
Old 12-11-2013, 11:54 PM   #2
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The MFC-J825DW uses the brscan4 model scanner driver, which you need to configure using a command like
Code:
brsaneconfig4 -a name=SCANNER model=MFC-J825DW ip=xx.xx.xx.xx
where xx.xx.xx.xx is the IP address of your scanner.

Personally, with my MFC-J825DW, I do not bother with the scan-key-tool. It just allows you to press the scan button on your device and have the scan automatically open in the GIMP on your computer. I prefer to use xsane, but you need to change the default mode to an appropriate mode. http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...2/#post5002255
 
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Thank you allend, problem solved.
 
Old 12-12-2013, 08:59 AM   #4
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Glad you got it working. Well done!

I commend you for your choice of device. I am on my second Brother multifunction device and I think that Brother and HP should be financially rewarded for the effort that they put into supporting Linux.

I wish the same could be said for other big brand manufacturers.
 
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The MFC-J825DW uses the brscan4 model scanner driver, which you need to configure using a command like
Code:
brsaneconfig4 -a name=SCANNER model=MFC-J825DW ip=xx.xx.xx.xx
where xx.xx.xx.xx is the IP address of your scanner.
How would I use this command for a usb connected printer?
 
  


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