[sane-devel] Brother MFC-250C scanner support in sane

m. allan noah kitno455 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 1 00:05:37 UTC 2010

Unfortunately- your scanner is not supported by sane-backends, but
rather by brother's proprietary driver. The udev rule is really their
responsibility, and their suggested rule is a security hole. Thanks
for taking the time to report this, and sorry to disappoint.


On Sat, Oct 30, 2010 at 12:30 PM, Joel Avery <joel.avery at yahoo.ca> wrote:
> Just following instructions in /lib/udev/rules.d/40-libsane.rules in Ubuntu
> 10.10 to get my scanner to work.
>     # If the scanner is supported by sane-backends, please mail the entry to
>     # the sane-devel mailing list (sane-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org).
> It sounds like you'll update this file if I can provide the content.
> As per Brother's guidance at
> http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public_s/id/linux/en/instruction_scn1c.html,
> I had to add
>         # Brother scanners
>        ATTRS{idVendor}=="04f9", ENV{libsane_matched}="yes"
> to /lib/udev/rules.d/40-libsane.rules to be able to scan documents as a
> normal user.
> Thanks.
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