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Re: Brother printer driver

Post by DaveHighland » 2020/09/09 16:16:48

TrevorH wrote:
2019/10/11 14:45:11
AFAIK xsane only works with locally attached devices. I have an Epson network scanner and that uses a utility from Epson to scan on linux from the remote scanner.
XSane can indeed work over a network, at least with HP printers. See my post: viewtopic.php?f=54&t=75626&p=318241&hilit=xsane#p318241
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Re: Brother printer driver

Post by aussie » 2021/05/10 02:18:37

Good news, I have a solution to my network scanner problem.

In Centos 8 several important modules are missing in sane. Installing them fixed the problem. In fact in Fedora 34 which I tried, the entire /etc/sane.d directory is missing. Here is what I did.

rpm -e brscan2
yum -y install sane* libusb libnsl
yum -y install brscan2*
brsaneconfig2 -a name=scanner model=MFC-8860DN ip=

I found that on a fresh install, my scanner was not found by xsane because libusb was missing, so I added libusb to the yum install as well.


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