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Old 03-17-2015, 02:05 PM   #1
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Scanner BROTHER MFC- J4620 DW


Hi,

I'm suffering with the scanner of brother.
The printer's installation's fine. but not the scanner.

I have the MFC-J4620DW.

when I type :
/etc/init.d/lpr restart

I got :
/etc/init.d/lpr: No such file or directory


Why ?? (indeed lpr doesn't exist, it's true but why ? how can I have it please ?)

I'm under Linux Mint/Cinnamon

See you
 
Old 03-17-2015, 02:59 PM   #2
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You haven't mentioned the steps you've taken with trying to get the scanner working, so we're left to guess.

1. How is the printer/scanner connected? (USB, LAN,...)

2. Did you install the scanner driver package yet?

http://support.brother.com/g/b/downl...s_eu_as&os=128

3. Make sure you read the scanner install information thoroughly (especially Dbian/Ubuntu specific information)

http://support.brother.com/g/s/id/li...as&redirect=on
 
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Old 03-18-2015, 04:26 AM   #3
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I might be able to help.
Have you installed the scanner drivers from Brother ?
There are 2 ,I beleive ;then when thats installed ,install Tcsh and csh from your repositries then Sane and Xsane,
also any Brother packages from your repositries. Then you should see if you have Gimp ,see if it located the scanner and if that works then you should be able to use the scanner . You can also install Simple scan.
Hope this helps.
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Old 03-19-2015, 12:31 PM   #4
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Yess

thanks Ferrari and kotosan :

I'm trying to install the scanner through my LAN interface, so my scanner/printer is not directly connected with the USB.
Network-LAN-connection I would say
 
Old 03-19-2015, 12:35 PM   #5
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debian package

I read and installed the debian package on Brother WebSite.

Regarding sane, I failed to install it.
I didn't find an easy installation explanation (I'm not so used to the Xsane at the moment)


Simple scan is already installed, (I don't know if it is related to sane )

thanks for having started to help me !
 
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Old 03-19-2015, 12:43 PM   #6
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add on

Quote:
Originally Posted by ferrari View Post
You haven't mentioned the steps you've taken with trying to get the scanner working, so we're left to guess.

1. How is the printer/scanner connected? (USB, LAN,...)

2. Did you install the scanner driver package yet?

http://support.brother.com/g/b/downl...s_eu_as&os=128


3. Make sure you read the scanner install information thoroughly (especially Dbian/Ubuntu specific information)

http://support.brother.com/g/s/id/li...as&redirect=on
Question 2 :
According to me : yes (but....)

Question 3 : when I typed
brscan-skey - l

The answer is empty...

TO BE NOTED I SHOULD INSTALL THE "dpkg etc.." command with SUDO before (otherwise, it doesn't work)
I PUT in static my printer ipadress in etc/printcap too !!! (at the moment my box is giving dynamically ipadress)
but someone tell me to report the actual IP ADRESS in the etc/printcap file, but to be honest, I don't like this method, because I will have to report the printer ip address each time it's changing..

(HELP... hope I tell you every action I've done)
Don't hesitate to explain me things even if it is basic for you, because I'm really really not "handy" with the driver under Linux.

Thanks a lot in advance
 
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Old 03-19-2015, 05:33 PM   #7
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Quote:
Question 2 :
According to me : yes (but....)
Check that you have the scanner package installed
Code:
sudo dpkg  -l  |  grep  Brother
Assumming the driver package is installed, read on...

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Question 3 : when I typed
brscan-skey - l

The answer is empty...
No, you're getting ahead of yourself here. That command is for detecting your scanner from the local machine once configuration is complete, but you probably still need to configure SANE for this netword-attached scanner.

Follow the advice given here (step 5 onwards)

http://support.brother.com/g/s/id/li...as&redirect=on
 
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Old 03-20-2015, 10:20 AM   #8
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hi Ferrari,

First of all thank you for your support.

Here is the first command answer :

tux@tux-Satellite-P200 ~ $ sudo dpkg -l | grep Brother
[sudo] password for tux:
ii brother-udev-rule-type1 1.0.0-1 all Brother udev rule type 1
ii brscan-skey 0.2.4-1 i386 Brother Linux scanner S-KEY tool
ii brscan4 0.4.3 i386 Brother Scanner Driver
ii mfcj4620dwcupswrapper 3.0.1-1 i386 Brother CUPS Inkjet Printer Definitions
ii mfcj4620dwlpr 3.0.1-1 i386 Brother lpr Inkjet Printer Definitions
ii printer-driver-ptouch 1.3-8 i386 printer driver Brother P-touch label printers
tux@tux-Satellite-P200 ~ $
 
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Old 03-20-2015, 10:27 AM   #9
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NOW It works thank you Ferrari !!!!!!!!!!

as fast as the car models !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just one thing : It is brsaneconfig4, automatic completion of Linux proposed it to me (not 2 at the end

tux@tux-Satellite-P200 ~ $ brsaneconfig2 -a name=SCANNER model=MFC-J4620DW ip=192.168.1.17
brsaneconfig2: command not found

tux@tux-Satellite-P200 ~ $ brsaneconfig4 -a name=SCANNER model=MFC-J4620DW ip=192.168.1.17
tux@tux-Satellite-P200 ~ $
tux@tux-Satellite-P200 ~ $ brsaneconfig4 -q | grep SCANNER
0 SCANNER "MFC-J4620DW" I:192.168.1.17
tux@tux-Satellite-P200 ~ $
tux@tux-Satellite-P200 ~ $ brscan-skey -l
SCANNER : brother4:net1;dev0 : 192.168.1.17 Active
tux@tux-Satellite-P200 ~ $
 
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Old 03-20-2015, 10:51 AM   #10
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Just for Fun

just for fun,
to top it all,

One more additional question : I guess the IP settings is static here, since I need to fill in the @ of my scanner/printer.

Is it possible to have a dynamic config ? What about if the IP changes ? I guess I won't be able to print if the IP of my printer changes
 
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Old 03-20-2015, 03:56 PM   #11
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NOW It works thank you Ferrari !!!!!!!!!!
Glad to have been of help. Sometimes, a little reading is all that is required.

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Just one thing : It is brsaneconfig4, automatic completion of Linux proposed it to me (not 2 at the end
Yes, that's because you're using the 'brscan4 0.4.3 i386 Brother Scanner Driver'.
 
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Old 03-20-2015, 04:15 PM   #12
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One more additional question : I guess the IP settings is static here, since I need to fill in the @ of my scanner/printer.

Is it possible to have a dynamic config ? What about if the IP changes ? I guess I won't be able to print if the IP of my printer changes
IMO, printers and scanners are better to be configured with static IP addresses, or configure the router so that the address is always assigned to that particular deivce (recognised by its MAC address).

Anyway, it is possible to configure and reach the scanner by name instead. The node name is defined in the scanner and for wired ethernet will look like 'BRN_XXXXX'. You may be able to get this info from the machine's frint panel.

The config utility shows the form of the command required...
Code:
 brsaneconfig4 
USAGE: brsaneconfig4 [-OPTION]   OPTION:
       -a name=FRIENDLY-NAME model=MODEL-NAME ip=xx.xx.xx.xx    
       -a name=FRIENDLY-NAME model=MODEL-NAME nodename=BRN_xxxxx 
                   : Add network scanner
       -r FRIENDLY-NAME [FRIENDLY-NAME ...]
                   : Remove network scanner
       -q          : Query supported models and available network scanners
       -d          : Diagnosis
       -p          : Ping (for network scanners)  
       -s:[LABEL]  : Save current configuration
       -l:[LABEL]  : Load saved configuration
So, you would configure using 'brsaneconfig4 -a name=FRIENDLY-NAME model=MODEL-NAME nodename=BRN_xxxxx'
 
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Old 03-22-2015, 12:53 PM   #13
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Yep maybe (certainly ) but Brother gave that link :

http://support.brother.com/g/s/id/li...as&redirect=on

a little bit too general.

You found the accurate and appropriate one !
(related to my personal trouble, so it is very helpful for me)

I found every technical documents I could retrieve on Brother regarding nodename and look seriously at my menus on my printer.
but I didn't find a general one giving me the nodename.
But according to the technical documentation, regarding network settings, the documentation explains that We can have either @IP or nodename.
(not AND !!!!) I confirm it, I only have @IP

But thank for your very precious help. Can you convince me and explain why static configuration is "better" (according to your answers, hope I understood well)
 
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Old 03-22-2015, 05:55 PM   #14
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But according to the technical documentation, regarding network settings, the documentation explains that We can have either @IP or nodename.
(not AND !!!!) I confirm it, I only have @IP
I'd stick with reaching the machine by IP address for now.

There is an 'Online User's Guide' available for your model

http://support.brother.com/g/s/id/ht...ual/index.html

There it mentions how to configure the multifunction device via the front panel, (including node name if desired)

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Press (Settings)>All Settings>Network.
Proceed to the menu selections you want to configure.
It is also possible to view/change settings via the machine's inbuilt web interface (via a browser).

BTW, I've seen it mentioned elsewhere that the default node name of similar Brother models is BRNxxxxxxxxxxxx or BRWxxxxxxxxxxxx (where xxxxxxxxxxxx" is the machines MAC Address / Ethernet Address). Anyway, I'll leave you to check that out further for yourself. You are free to change it as you like AFAIU.

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Can you convince me and explain why static configuration is "better" (according to your answers, hope I understood well)
It's just that if a dynamically-assigned address changes for any reason, you'll lose contact with the printer/scanner until you reconfigure. It might happen when a router (acting as a DHCP server) is changed out for example. I'll leave you to research this further for yourself. It's one of the reasons configuring a device by machine name can be preferred.

Last edited by ferrari; 03-22-2015 at 05:58 PM.
 
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Old 09-18-2015, 09:30 AM   #15
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I'm thinking this is the new 4-in-1 for me (Epson bit the dust! A sad day...). Thanks for your complete instructions, links, and especially the encouraging end-results.
 
  


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