somewhen in the last few weeks, an updates seems to have made my Brother DCP-195C unusable under Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. USB-Connection is given and the printer does work, but the scanner programs either do not find the scanner at all (e.g. sane) or they find it but cannot access the scanner (e.g. scanimage):
user@host:~$ lsusb | grep Brother Bus 002 Device 008: ID 04f9:0222 Brother Industries, Ltd user@host:~$ dpkg -l | grep Brother ii brscan3 0.2.11-4 i386 Brother Scanner Driver ii dcp195ccupswrapper 1.1.3-1 i386 Brother CUPS Inkjet Printer Definitions ii dcp195clpr 1.1.3-1 i386 Brother lpr Inkjet Printer Definitions user@host:~$ scanimage -L device `brother3:bus1;dev1' is a Brother DCP-195C USB scanner user@host:~$ scanimage -v -p scanimage: open of device brother3:bus1;dev1 failed: Invalid argument user@host:~$ sudo scanimage -v -p [sudo] password for user: scanimage: rounded value of br-x from 215.9 to 215.88 scanimage: rounded value of br-y from 355.6 to 355.567 scanimage: output is not a file, exiting user@host:~$ sudo sane-find-scanner [...] # No USB scanners found. If you expected something different, make sure that # you have loaded a kernel driver for your USB host controller and have setup # the USB system correctly. See man sane-usb for details. [...]
The system did work a few weeks ago, so it might be a problem with an update to sane or something similar:
user@host:~$ dpkg -l | grep sane ii libsane:i386 1.0.23-3ubuntu3.1 i386 API library for scanners ii libsane-common 1.0.23-3ubuntu3.1 i386 API library for scanners -- documentation and support files ii libsane-hpaio 3.14.3-0ubuntu3.2 i386 HP SANE backend for multi-function peripherals ii sane-utils 1.0.23-3ubuntu3.1 i386 API library for scanners -- utilities user@host:~$ uname -a Linux host 3.13.0-37-generic #64-Ubuntu SMP Mon Sep 22 21:30:01 UTC 2014 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux
So far I've tried re-installing all drivers after purging the old drivers and downloading the current versions from the brother linux support page, but no luck. Also, it's not a permission problem - the output above is the same if run with elevated privileges.
Any ideas or similar behaviors?
Update: The output of
scanimage -T passes correctly and the scan head even starts moving around - still no change in the general problem. I also tried rebooting.