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failed to start scanner: invalid argument (xsane)

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 9.10 and now my Brother MFC 210C won't scan (printing is fine).

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Guest [Entry]

"This is described in a Launchpad bug. What seems to be happening is that xsane is getting mixed up between the webcam and the scanner.

Here is the workaround from Launchpad:

Open /lib/udev/rules.d/40-libsane.rules file.

Add the following two lines to the end of the device list, before the line # The
following rule will disable ...

# Brother scanners
ATTRS{idVendor}==""04f9"", ENV{libsane_matched}=""yes""

Unplug webcam from the USB and reboot
Install (or reinstall) the 3 Brother packages for the device


Plug the webcam back in
xsane then offers a choice of whether to scan from webcam or scanner. Choose scanner. It will then work."