[sane-devel] Brother MFC-5840CN

Joseph Simone averagejoey2000 at tfwno.gf
Sun Mar 5 14:20:46 UTC 2017


I have a brother mfc9340cdw, and my laptop detects the webcam as well. You must use scanimage --device "brother2:bus3;dev2". Otherwise, sane does not know what to choose. It's also important to specify your source, and indicate with your scan command, duplex, color, or flatbed scan.

On my machine, I run scanimage --device "brother4:net1;dev0" --source "Black & White(Duplex)" -b $(date)%d.tif --format tiff

Or just use xsane and click on your device using the radio button, save yourself from carpal tunnel syndrome.

On February 22, 2017 3:04:45 PM PST, Andre <aarend252012 at gmail.com> wrote:
>I have installed the Brother MFC-5840CN driver and iot does see it as a
>scanner and as a printer.
>But everytime i try to scan i get an error can't connect to scanner.
>in the terminal i checked it with scanimage -l and this is the result:
># scanimage -L
>device `brother2:bus3;dev2' is a Brother MFC-5840CN USB scanner
>device `v4l:/dev/video0' is a Noname HP Webcam [2 MP Fixed] virtual
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