[sane-devel] Need sane docs

m. allan noah kitno455 at gmail.com
Tue May 3 21:54:54 UTC 2016

We cannot really help you on the brother stuff, since it is closed
source, and not produced by us. But, we can suggest that you try the

comment out every line of dll.conf except for the the brother lines
you need, and one other random backend (maybe, fujitsu). Then run:

SANE_DEBUG_DLL=255 scanimage -L

and see if the resulting noise contains any information that might help you.


On Tue, May 3, 2016 at 10:07 AM, Gene Heskett <gheskett at shentel.net> wrote:
> 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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