[sane-devel] Brother MFC-420CN via USB connection

Jason H. Fuller jason.fuller at gmail.com
Wed Dec 11 06:04:53 UTC 2013


I've spent about 20 hrs now trying to get my USB / Network scanner working
under Ubuntu Saucy or Linux Miint 16 - Petra.

I have an older machine that is dying (only boots when it wants to) that
was running Linux Mint 14 - Nadia that scans just fine over USB, and I
swear I had it working on my girlfriends laptop after I had upgraded her to
Linux Mint 15 - Olivia.

Oddly after adding the suggested line to 40-libsane.rules xsane and simple
scan open with out error, and the scanner is available for selection in
simple scan. However when I actually try to scan I get a "Failed to start
scanner: Invalid argument" error from xsane. I know this scanner is picky
and won't scan at the default 100 dpi, so I tried changing that, but it did
not work.

Any help would be appreciated.


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