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

Ekkard Gerlach Ekkard Gerlach <EkkardGerlach@aiai.de>
Fri, 12 Dec 2003 01:23:22 +0100


* Henning Meier-Geinitz schrieb:

> Hi,
> 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.

:( . Okay I understand.  

> > 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
> http://www.sane-project.org/unsupported/brother-mfc5100c.html
> > 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!

I forgot to mention that the machine has a document feeder for 30 
sheets of paper! And it is absolutely low cost because toner 
can be refilled. 

> 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?

okay, tomorrow I will ask my sister to turn on the PC who 
is 150km away. Then I will look via ISDN. 

NEWS: brother germay responded to my questions: they say that 
  in the middle of 2004 there will appear a linux driver on 
  www.brother.de homepage. (I belive furthermore that the 
  driver will appear at the end of 2004).