problem with Brother MFC7460DN

NoOp glgxg at
Wed Jan 7 22:48:51 UTC 2015

On 01/07/2015 12:50 PM, Dave Stevens wrote:
> Recently a new installation of Ubuntu 12.04.5 and updates made it  
> necessary to redo the drivers for this printer/scanner. Plugging in  
> the usb connecting cable gave immediate recognition that the device  
> was there, even the serial number was shown in dmesg. Brother's driver  
> download and install did a successful test print.
> The scanner driver that was part of that install has given a situation  
> where I can not insert (in LO) an image from the device - just blows  
> up. Likewise xsane doesn't find the device. BUT if I sudo xsane then I  
> get a death threat from the developers and then the xsane scan works  
> perfectly, giving a scanned file with root permissions, which I can  
> change.
> So some sort of permissions issue with xsane and I don't know what  
> about the printer driver. When I try to print from LO or CUPS the job  
> apparently runs, the device's two line LCD shows "receiving data" but  
> nothing ever prints.
> Advice? Other places to look?

(xsane only scans as root)

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