[sane-devel] Need sane docs

Gene Heskett gheskett at shentel.net
Tue May 3 14:07:49 UTC 2016

Greetings all;

I just bought a Brother MFC-J6920DW, and installed the brother linux .deb 
drivers that are "supposed" to let xsane run the scanner.  But xsane 
makes no attempt to access it even if I plug in a USB cable.  It did 
install the name "brother4" in /etc/sane.d/dll.conf, but I can't find 
that name referenced in a strace, ltrace, or latrace output.
There is no brother4.conf from the installation in that directory tree.  
And locate can't find it either.

So IF I could find a step by step of how any of these names in the 
dll.conf winds up being coupled into sane, it would be a huge help.

It is currently being driven by a cat5 cable, addressed on my local 
192.168.xx.yy network. And the net entry in the dll is not commented 
out. And it even has a web page at that address.  The printer works for 
some definition of work, its said to be able to do 25 pages a minute, 
but in duplex, less than 2 pages a minute. And it doesn't have a very 
black ink, but that is not a sane problem. Just a heads up to potential 
MFC buyers.

URL's are fine.

Thank you.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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