[sane-devel] SANE scanner entry for Brother MFC 6800

m. allan noah kitno455 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 26 00:21:58 UTC 2008

On 1/25/08, Randolph, Scott <SRandolph at ea.com> wrote:
> Here is the entry I added for my MFC6800 Brother multi-function device
> (scanner/copier/printer) for use with SANE.
> Note that the Brother web site recommends adding an entry with NO product
> ID, just the vendor ID.  Would this be a catch-all way of getting all
> brother scanners safely?

since brother also makes usb printers, it seems odd to add everything
made by brother to the scanner group. unless they have a separate
vendor id for their printers...

> Also, the direction in the top of the rules.d file in my Ubuntu installation
> refer to this email address, but do NOT specify that the way to figure out
> the right codes for a given scanner is to use sane-find-scanner (assuming
> that's true -- its what I endded up doing).

you could also use lsusb. i guess we just assumed you would know that.
i can probably figure out how to add some instructions.

> # Brother MFC 6800
> SYSFS{idVendor}=="04f9", SYSFS{idProduct}=="0111", MODE="664",
> GROUP="scanner"

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