Package Details: brscan4 0.4.4_3-1

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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: 81
Popularity: 2.446509
First Submitted: 2011-08-01 08:43
Last Updated: 2017-08-22 09:51

Latest Comments

timofonic commented on 2017-08-16 16:28


Thanks for maintaining the brscan4 package. I'm an owner of a Brother MFC L2700DW and I depend on a lot of scanning for lots of purposes (OCR, PCBs, etc)

I just found there's a newer version of brscan4 and your package uses an older one. Would you please update it?

If you are busy, I might try to do it. I already did my first package based on an orphaned one and using other PKGBUILD as base (linux-drm-tip-git, I need it to solve certain Intel gfx bugs) with assistance from people on #archlinux-aur at freenode (eschwartz was the patient guru, thanks a lot to him).

Kind regards.

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

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