[sane-devel] brother MFC 9160: laserprinter+copier works fine - and scanner?

Henning Meier-Geinitz henning@meier-geinitz.de
Thu, 11 Dec 2003 22:20:16 +0100


On Sat, Dec 06, 2003 at 11:33:15PM +0100, Ekkard Gerlach wrote:
> brother MFC 9160  is a all in one box, digital copier, 
> emulating LaserJet 6P (PCL 5e), 
> printing via parallel port and USB works fine.
> Scanner interface is TWAIN compatible.

No. Well, they provide a software that is itsself TWAIN compatible. In
short: It doesn't mean anything.

> What can I do test the machine?

Write a backend or find out if the scanner is similar to those
mentioned there: http://sourceforge.net/projects/brother-mfc


> The machine cost about 400 Euro only!!! What a surprise
> for linux users! And if scanning would be possible, this
> machine will be a best seller!

Ok. So you should start writing the backend even faster :-)

Can you show us the output of "cat /proc/bus/usb/devices" or
"sane-find-scanner -v -v" when the scanner is plugged in, please?