[sane-devel] invalid argument

m. allan noah anoah at pfeiffer.edu
Tue Sep 19 11:39:43 UTC 2006

and such is the danger of using a closed source sane driver, we have no 
way of helping you debug the problem. ask brother, and ask them to open 
source it while you are at it... :)


On Mon, 18 Sep 2006, Tzadik Vanderhoof wrote:

> Can anyone give me advice about what I can do to diagnose this problem?
> (commands to run... debugging flags to turn on... log files to scour,
> etc.).  Does anybody have an idea what "Invalid argument" might possibly
> mean?   I'm dyin' here :)
> On Sun, 2006-09-17 at 19:51 -0400, Tzadik Vanderhoof wrote:
>> I have a Brother MFC 210C on Ubuntu Dapper which I installed
>> using http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=105703 .
>> Everything was working great (both printing and scanning
>> using xsane) but somehow the scanning has stopped working.
>> I tried uninstalling things and reinstalling, but nothing
>> has changed.
>> What happens is: xsane starts fine (which indicates that the
>> scanner is recognized OK), but when I click on Scan, I get
>> "Failed to start scanner: Invalid argument".  Any ideas?

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