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Solved: Brother MFC-J480DW all-in-one printer/scanner will not scan

Started by jymm, December 28, 2023, 06:32:14 PM

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I would like to install Sparky for a Dell all-in-one office computer that Win10 is expiring on. It prints well from Sparky Orion Belt (now on my test laptop), but while the Brother MFC-J480DW all-in-one scanner is connected, and the scanner runs, but gives me the error message "failed to scan" on simple scan and the error message "failed to start scanner:invalid argument" with xsane. Simple scan will let me download a .pfd file but nothing is on the .pfd.

This scanner works on my Linux Mint laptop, but I need it to run on my Office all-in-one printer/scanner to put Sparky on it. I prefer Sparky on this machine as I don't want to do clean installs or OS upgrades every three years. Any ideas on what is going on?


I went on my Mint Mate and Ubuntu Mate installations and looked at what software they had.
I added:

Now both simple scan and xsane work correctly.

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