Finally, I gave up and booted into Windows to check if the hardware had a defect. In Windows it worked without issues. I use the driver provided by the Debian package called libsane-dsseries and brother-udev-rule-type1. On a related note, I just looked on Amazon. Of the various brscan Linux drivers I see on their site, none of them list the DS as supported. I hope this works out; I do like the scanner and it seems well built.

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At this stage I was thinking that the Linux support was very crappy. I installed the official Linux driversand tried to scan a document using a GUI scanning application. I have only tested it with xsane and GIMP, and so far it works perfect!

This could definitely be better handled by the Brother documentation. It turns out it did, but only after a few quirks.

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It seems Brother reorganised their site. In Windows it worked without issues.

In dmesg I found a lot of messages like: Unfortunately they did not work for me. The drivers are up and they work.

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I recently bought a Brother DS document scanner that supposedly had support for Linux. I use the driver provided brothher the Debian package called libsane-dsseries and brother-udev-rule-type1. After quite a lot of mucking around playing with capturing USB packets using Wireshark, it seemed the device itself was requesting a reset, and the Linux kernel was resetting it approximately ms later.

There is official Linux support for this scanner, but it seems to require a firmware upgrade.

brothef The drivers were temporarily unavailable; they seem to be up again, at least on the Brother US site: Name required Mail will not be published required Website. I upgraded the firmware using the Windows utility to do so.

Finally determined by accident the problem was related to the USB port I had it plugged into.

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I hope this works out; I do like the scanner and it seems well built. I put up the files I downloaded at http: After doing this the scanner worked without issue also in Linux.

Bring on the comments Terrence siger: I tried emailing Brother tech support. Which driver did you use? Of the various brscan Linux drivers I see on their site, none of them list the DS as supported.

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On a related note, I just looked on Amazon. I got a reply saying that they recently redid their website and the DS driver must have been left off accidentally. They said they would submit a request to engineering and that I should check the website in a few days. I can no longer find this driver on their Linux driver webpagebrotuer their site no longer lists Linux as a supported OS for the DS, except for http: Thanks for the files.

Finally, I gave up and booted into Windows to check if the hardware had a defect. Leave a Reply Klik her for at annullere svar. Things were hanging and generally very unresponsive. So, all brothre all: When I moved it to a USB 2. I checked with the SANE command line tools, e.