[sane-devel] Sane problem with Brother MFC J6710DW scanner.

upscope upscope at nwi.net
Fri Dec 13 01:50:03 UTC 2013

On Wednesday, December 11, 2013 11:05:55 AM Johannes Meixner 
> Hello,
> On Dec 10 07:59 upscope wrote (excerpt):
> > rpl7:~> scanimage -L
> > device `brother4:bus3;dev6' is a Brother MFC-J6710DW USB 
> ...
> > linux-rpl7:~> lsusb
> > Bus 003 Device 006: ID 04f9:0263 Brother Industries, Ltd
> As far as I see there is neither a brother4 driver (backend) in SANE
> nor does SANE know about your USB scanner model.
> http://www.sane-project.org/cgi-bin/driver.pl?manu=&model=&bus=usb&v=04f9&p=
> 0263 results "No matches found." and
> http://www.sane-project.org/cgi-bin/driver.pl?manu=Brother&model=&bus=usb&v=
> &p= does not list a "Brother MFC-J6710DW" and even
> http://www.sane-project.org/lists/sane-backends-external.html
> does not list a "brother4" driver (backend).
> Therefore it seems you use a currently unknown third-party driver.
> Regarding "Third-Party Scanner Drivers" have a look at
> http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Configuring_Scanners
> Kind Regards
> Johannes Meixner
The driver etc are installed by YaST when brscan and brscan-skey rpms 
are downloaded from brothers website and installed. Same for the Cups 
and lpr for the printer.  I manually enter the The ATTR info into 
# Brother MFC-J6710DW
ATTR(idVendor)=="04f9", ATTR{idProduct)=="0263", MODE="0664", 
GROUP-"lp", ENV(libsane_matched)="yes"
and in /etc/sane.d/ dll.conf

Also from YaST2
Driver					Scanner
brother4 Brother 	  		 at
dev6,Brother,MFC-J6710DW	Brother MFC-J6710DW
This install is very simular to the epkowa (Epson) devices. It was 
working with the 3.11.1-3(12.3) kernel and also with 3.11.1-3 (13.1). 
It broke after update to 13.1 release and kde 4.11.2. I know there was 
an update to libksane) at that time. I just noticed there is another 
update the appeared in the last several days, don't know if I should try 
The rpm install packages from Brother are located at:
use the brscan4 rpm for this usb printer.

Thanks for your response. I'll try a few others Like change the name of 
the printer.
openSUSE 13.1(Linux 3.11.6-4-desktop x86_64|
Intel(R) Quad Core(TM) i5-4440 CPU @ 3.10GHz|8GB DDR3|
GeForce 8400GS (NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-331.20)|KDE 4.11.4  

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