Sometimes powering the scanner off and back on will clear it. I suggest you run it by the terminal and see if any errors are showing up in the terminal 3 do you power this device on at boot up I always recommend HP devices for Linux systems, they are usually supported, at least the ones I have came across, and are a snap to get working. Sign up using Email and Password. Review your favorite Linux distribution. Always check that the device you have in mind to buy is supported in Linux and Ubuntu before buying. Brother MFC c Intermittent scanning issue.

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Installing the MFC-240C in 64-bit Feisty

I also tried to downloaded from ubantu system, but the model of my printer was not available Then reconnect it and try setting it up to scan first.

Review your favorite Linux distribution. The copy function is independent hbuntu the PC and I have not used the fax. No assignee Edit question Last query: The time now is I have noticed that even when the scanning error is present I can print to the device.


All manufacturers can be found here. Linux – Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues. Brother MFC c Intermittent scanning ubunut. This user asks how to get their scanner working, but you give instructions on how to install the printer drivers.

First let me see what else 8. I can run it as a gui or by the terminal Invalid argument” Often exiting and restarting xsane will clear the problem for a couple more scans.

Post as a guest Name. However, after doing an initial scan or sometimes several successful scans I get errors to the effect “Failed to start scanner: Attached scsi generic sg3 type 0 Apr 27 Otherwise I don’t think I would have been able to scan at all.

I guess I could try with that unplugged. The print function works great. A couple of times xsane seemed to “reboot” the MFC – sort ubunt a power cycle process.

Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?

RE: scanner for mfc-240c brother

Visit the following links: Find More Posts by aus9. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Provide an answer of your own, or ask Ricardo Olivares for more information if necessary. Other than what I have already stated the following is basically my experience and some suggestions.


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I guess I owe you a Fosters for this one! If all else fails I can run the Fmc-240c from within an XP virtual machine which I built for the purpose of running my old Visioneer scanner which would not run at all under Linux. I have heard following these steps have worked for others and that the MFC print drivers is all you should need on some models to make both work. Can you help with this problem?

Open Source Consulting Domain Registration. MFCC Apr 27 You can find linux drivers made by Brother here. The Sane Projects list of supported devices can be found here.

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