MX16 cannot detect scanner Brother MFC-9320CW


  • MX-16


  • Bug


  • Closed

Reason For Closing: 

  • Fixed


  • Normal

Additional Information: 

First reported here:

The proprietary Brother scanner driver for the MFC doesn't appear to work any more in MX16, even though it seemed to install properly using the standard CLI commands I've been using for all my distros.  I tried rebooting with no success.

Tried the scanner in MX15 to compare. Xsane, simple scan and gscan2pdf can all locate and identify the Brother scanner device.

root@mx16tuaz:/home/tuaz# dpkg  -i  --force-all brscan3-0.2.11-5.amd64.deb
Selecting previously unselected package brscan3.
(Reading database ... 185757 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack brscan3-0.2.11-5.amd64.deb ...
Unpacking brscan3 (0.2.11-5) ...
Setting up brscan3 (0.2.11-5) ...
root@mx16tuaz:/home/tuaz# dpkg -l | grep Brother
ii  brscan3                                  0.2.11-5                             amd64        Brother Scanner Driver
ii  printer-driver-ptouch                    1.3-8                                amd64        printer driver Brother P-touch label printers
root@mx16tuaz:/home/tuaz# brsaneconfig3 -a name=SCANNER model=MFC-9320CW ip=
root@mx16tuaz:/home/tuaz# brsaneconfig3 -q | grep SCANNER
  0 SCANNER             "MFC-9320CW"        I:

In MX15, I enabled the MX15 test repo and noted the following scanner-related packages had updates.  I'm not sure if any of these updates found their way into the main repo of MX16.

1. gscan2pdf

2. xsane

3. sane-utils

4. three libsane packages (see attached pics in the forum post I linked to. I can't attach them here)

5. libgimp2.0