Still humming along with my Linux Mint 18 (Sarah) set up and things are going well.
Only thing I can't get going is the Scanner feature on my Brother Printer / Scanner HL-L2380DW.
Printing works without any issues but I can not figure out how to get the Scanner software installed either properly or tweaked in a way that will make it work.
I don't know if it matters but I'm running this on a HP Desktop with an AMD A6 processor.
I started here, downloaded the brscan4-0.4.4-1 amd64 deb file and installed it with the GDebi package installer.
Once that is completed, I have two options:
- Simple Scan
- Xsane Image scanning program.
Once I select Simple Scan start, I get a "Unable to connect to Scanner" message and two options: Close or Change Scanner, if I select Change Scanner, the dialogue box that comes up shows the Brother HL-L2380DW but no other option in the drop down.
If I try the Xsane Image scanning program, the pop up box shows, "scanning for devices" and after 10-15 seconds, I received a pop-up box that reads, "Failed to open device 'brother4:bus7;dev1': Invalid argument" and my only option there is to Close the window.
I've trolled the Linux Mint Forums - I'm not a member there - and found several rather confusing methods to employ but I can't really make sense of any of them.
I've also tried selecting the Scan feature from the Scanner itself and all I get is a "connecting to printer" message for a while and then....nothing.
Ideas, thoughts, coffee?