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Old 06-17-2011, 03:45 PM   #1
Kaiser Soze
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Brother MFC-7840W Network Scanner not Recognized in XSane


I have a networked MFC-7840W that I am able to print to, but unable to scan to from my Slackware-64 13.37 machine.

I downloaded both brscan3 64-bit rpm files from http://welcome.solutions.brother.com...n.html#brscan3 and used rpm2tgz on them before running installpkg on each.

Code:
mutant@minix_slack:~$ brsaneconfig3 -q | grep 7840
 85 "MFC-7840N"
 92 "MFC-7840W"
  0 Brother             "MFC-7840W"         I:10.25.99.2
Code:
mutant@minix_slack:~$ brscan-skey -l
ERROR: No such file or directory   [/usr/local/Brother/sane/brscan-skey-0.2.1-3.cfg]
Code:
mutant@minix_slack:~$ ls /usr/local/Brother/sane/
Brsane3.ini    brsanenetdevice3.cfg  brscan-skey-0.2.1-3.sh  script
brsaneconfig3  brscan-skey-0.2.1-3   models3		     setupSaneScan3
and when I try to run XSane, I get "no devices available" spit back at me. The printer/scanner are up and running as I can ping and print to it from the machine in question. I can also scan from other machine on the network.

Any thoughts and/or help and greatly appreciated.

Last edited by Kaiser Soze; 06-22-2011 at 12:41 AM. Reason: included Slackware version and hardware; solved
 
Old 06-17-2011, 10:10 PM   #2
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...and used rpm2tgz on them before running installpkg on each.
The Brother installer scripts are written for C shell, and may not run successfully in the Slackware default bash shell.
Do you have an entry for 'brother3' in /etc/sane.d/dll.conf?
 
Old 06-17-2011, 10:12 PM   #3
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I don't know much about brscan3 but with brscan2 there are post-install scripts that must be run in order to be able to detect the scanner. By using rpm2tgz you are skipping these scripts, so you probably have to run a couple of commands first to get it working. I used the debian packages (and repackaged them using `ar -x` and tar), but if you want to continue with the rpm packages you'd have to grab the scripts. You should be able to use `rpm --query --package --scripts filename.rpm` (but you'll have to do some manual parsing of that output since it isn't split up). Otherwise the debian package contains scripts in control.tar.gz.

[edit]Or, apparently, rpm2tgz -s[/edit]

Last edited by T3slider; 06-17-2011 at 10:14 PM.
 
Old 06-17-2011, 10:52 PM   #4
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You can't use rpm2tgz with these files, you must use alien, as described at http://welcome.solutions.brother.com...faq_prn.html#1 . Don't forget the -c and -t switches.

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Old 06-18-2011, 02:28 AM   #5
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You can't use rpm2tgz with these files, you must use alien, as described at http://welcome.solutions.brother.com...faq_prn.html#1 . Don't forget the -c and -t switches.

Brian
I have compiled alien and now run
Code:
root@minix_slack:/home/mutant/Downloads# alien -t -c brscan3-0.2.11-4.x86_64.rpm
which resulted in
Code:
root@minix_slack:/home/mutant/Downloads# ls
brscan-skey-0.2.1.tgz     brscan3-0.2.11.tgz     brscan-skey-0.2.1-3.x86_64.rpm
and then
Code:
root@minix_slack:/home/mutant/Downloads# alien -t -c brscan-skey-0.2.1-3.x86_64.rpm
which resulted in
Code:
root@minix_slack:/home/mutant/Downloads# ls
brscan-skey-0.2.1.tgz	        brscan3-0.2.11.tgz
brscan-skey-0.2.1-3.x86_64.rpm	brscan3-0.2.11-4.x86_64.rpm
However, once I ran
Code:
root@minix_slack:/home/mutant/Downloads# tar -xzf brscan3-0.2.11.tgz
I got rid of the rpms and I now have
Code:
root@minix_slack:/home/mutant/Downloads# ls -l
total 124
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 48845 Jun 17 23:18 brscan-skey-0.2.1.tgz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 66986 Jun 17 23:18 brscan3-0.2.11.tgz
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root  4096 Jun 17 23:18 install
drwxr-xr-x 5 root root  4096 Jun 17 23:18 usr
What do I do with the two directories?
 
Old 06-18-2011, 04:13 AM   #6
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Hello,

I'v written a tutorial about using a Scanner over the network, look here http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...r_over_network

My setup is another as your's since my scanner is connected via USB to a Linux-server. But you may check your clientconfiguration
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Configuration for the client on the client you'll have to edit the /etc/saned.d/net.conf file and insert the IP-adress of the server, please note that I tried it with the hostname of the server which failed.
Furthermore there is a file dll.conf in the /etc/saned directory, be sure that there is a line with the single word net in this file.
Markus
 
Old 06-18-2011, 05:27 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Kaiser Soze View Post
I have compiled alien and now run
However, once I ran
Code:
root@minix_slack:/home/mutant/Downloads# tar -xzf brscan3-0.2.11.tgz
I got rid of the rpms and I now have
Code:
root@minix_slack:/home/mutant/Downloads# ls -l
total 124
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 48845 Jun 17 23:18 brscan-skey-0.2.1.tgz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 66986 Jun 17 23:18 brscan3-0.2.11.tgz
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root  4096 Jun 17 23:18 install
drwxr-xr-x 5 root root  4096 Jun 17 23:18 usr
What do I do with the two directories?
After you convert the rpms to tgzs you don't untar them you just install them with "installpkg".

Brian
 
Old 06-19-2011, 10:18 AM   #8
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This is what I do with my Brother MFC. It is networked with static IP.

I copy the rpms to the alien folder then

Quote:
cd alien
./alien.pl -ct brscan-skey-0.2.1-3.x86_64.rpm
./alien.pl -ct brscan2-0.2.5-1.x86_64.rpm
installpkg *.tgz
brsaneconfig2 -a name=SCANNER model=MFC-7820N ip=192.168.1.52
 
Old 06-19-2011, 10:52 PM   #9
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You should activate the server first by typing the command brscan-skey. Once you do this the sane software should work.
 
Old 06-22-2011, 12:40 AM   #10
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This is what I do with my Brother MFC. It is networked with static IP.

I copy the rpms to the alien folder then
worked like a champ...thanks.
 
  


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