Package Details: brscan4 0.4.4_2-1

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Package Base: brscan4
Description: SANE drivers from Brother for brscan4 compatible models
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Keywords: printer
Licenses: GPL, custom:brother
Submitter: Harey
Maintainer: Harey
Last Packager: Harey
Votes: 77
Popularity: 2.781168
First Submitted: 2011-08-01 08:43
Last Updated: 2017-03-29 10:01

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vfrico commented on 2017-05-23 19:57

Worked perfectly for Brother MFC-J480DW, and I was able to configure to scan through WiFi, too.

I used simple scan.

Harey commented on 2017-05-17 13:20

attached to network or USB direct line? Have a look at brsaneconfig. I guess you have to run this before.

lordbalmung commented on 2017-05-17 09:41

It works with DCPL2540DW but selection in xsane and the output are way off! Any suggestions?

Harey commented on 2017-03-29 10:02

updated to 0.4.4-2

toto commented on 2017-01-07 15:47

Works perfectly with Brother MFC-J430W.

Harey commented on 2016-10-26 09:38

DUH! Forgotten to change the checksums. Now it should work. Did not change the version for this.

dhtseany commented on 2016-10-25 19:15

mk-udev-rules ... FAILED
==> ERROR: One or more files did not pass the validity check!
==> ERROR: Makepkg was unable to build brscan4.

Harey commented on 2016-10-24 09:29

Ok, had another look into this. I guess the users that have their device attached to the network do not face the problem because of the network use. So let's have a try for changing the device node ownership to the 'lp' group. It seems that not even brother knows the final solution, because here ( they are suggesting the 'scanner' group, except for openSUSE11.2, which has the 'lp' group.
BTW @aborigines: I would be very interested in how you managed to add a group to another. I googled my a** off but all I read said this is not possible.

pitlochry commented on 2016-10-23 11:32

Had also the problem, bhartshorn and sowieso and aborigines and others commented on. What I did:

sudo gpasswd -a USER lp
sudo sed -i 's/GROUP="scanner"/GROUP="lp"/g' /etc/udev/rules.d/brscan4.rules

This is perhaps not the perfect solution, but it works.
@Harey: What is the better solution? sudo gpasswd -a USER scanner did not work.
@aborigines: How do you add a group to another?

Can you just post the command(s), like I did above? Thanks

Harey commented on 2016-10-11 06:38

See (and the explanations for the lp group) and I'd say everyone with this problem should decide what to do by himself. Appearantly there aren't that much systems affected. Besides that brscan does also work with some scan-only devices (IIRC)

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