Package Details: brscan4 0.4.11_1-1

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Package Base: brscan4
Description: SANE drivers from Brother for compatible models
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Keywords: scanner
Licenses: GPL, custom:brother
Submitter: Harvey
Maintainer: Harvey
Last Packager: Harvey
Votes: 154
Popularity: 0.91
First Submitted: 2011-08-01 08:43 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2022-01-09 14:34 (UTC)

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pokexpert commented on 2022-06-03 10:43 (UTC) (edited on 2022-06-03 10:46 (UTC) by pokexpert)

Works superbly with my MFC-8520DN over the network. Both the regular scanner and the bulk duplex scanner, both are exposed to SANE and usable with simple-scan. Marvellous !!

jemzipx commented on 2022-05-06 09:35 (UTC) (edited on 2022-05-06 09:36 (UTC) by jemzipx)

Works great with simple-scan and Brother DCP-L3551CDW. Thanks a lot.

Harvey commented on 2022-04-06 18:10 (UTC)

@PC2022: Thanks for sharing your findings. I don't know this particular model, I have a ADS-3000CN here which has a web interface to set some of the basic settings i.e. paper size.

PC2022 commented on 2022-04-06 16:49 (UTC)

Here's my findings for a Brother ADS-2600W using scanimage (multiple pages, A4, double sided, PDF output)

To scan more than one page, you need to use --batch, which also means you cannot specify an output filename using -o. Instead the scan is written to current directory as out1.pdf

To scan A4, you also need to specify the document height in mm, otherwise it defaults to 410mm which is far too long.

scanimage -d 'brother4:net1;dev0' --source='Automatic Document Feeder(left aligned,Duplex)' --mode='24bit Color[Fast]' --resolution=600 --format=pdf --batch -y 298

Balamku commented on 2021-11-30 12:22 (UTC)

Works with xsane on Brother MFC L3750 CDW (with the printer being auto detected CUPS; not using the dedicated printer package) Thx!

ettavolt commented on 2021-08-05 09:26 (UTC)

@Konzertheld: your MFC-L2710DN seems to be connected by Ethernet, is it really so? Did you try connecting via USB? Also, how well does it react to printing requests?

Harvey commented on 2021-08-05 09:17 (UTC) (edited on 2021-08-05 09:18 (UTC) by Harvey)

Glad it's not my fault ;) Hope you find the problem. Anyway, thanks for reporting back.

Konzertheld commented on 2021-08-04 13:34 (UTC)

@Harvey XSane doesn't work for me, scans only one page, but I just tested scanadf and it worked, so not an issue with this package I suppose.

Harvey commented on 2021-08-04 10:45 (UTC)

@Konzertheld: Just tested with XSane under Wayland - works... But I am not a crack concerning Wayland as my laptop freezes the GUI when using a second monitor. So there might be more than meets the eye ;)

Konzertheld commented on 2021-08-03 21:55 (UTC)

Hello, I've been having trouble scanning since I switched from Gnome+X to Gnome+Wayland, so I kindly ask for assistance in searching for the error, be it Wayland related, related to re-installing the system (which I did at the same time) or something else just coinciding with the other two. These problems are not related to the April 21st update of this package, they were there before.

a) After every reboot, I have to enter my root password when I scan something for the first time. I use simple-scan and when I close it afterwards and open it later without reboot or logging out, no password is needed.

b) Worse, I can only ever scan one page from the ADF. The scanner pulls the others and simple-scan waits for it to do so but does not scan them, it only retrieves the first one and then throws a kinda generic error message after the last page has been pulled through by the scanner.

c) Also, I used to see the progress of the page while being scanned. Now I only see the page pop up as whole after it was scanned.

For the sake of readability, I pasted my log elsewhere. Also note how slow everything is. I use a MFC-L2710DN as can be seen there.

Thanks for reading.