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Re: brscan2scr-

On Tue, May 11, 2010 at 03:23:22PM +0200, Carl Fredricksen wrote:
> >> I try to install Brother MFC 7820N as a network scanner on a QNAP
> >> TS-109 device using Linux kernel 2.6.26-2-orion5x. Two driver packages
> >> are provided by Brother Industries (brscan2-0.2.5-1.i386.deb and
> >> brscan2-0.2.5-1.amd64.deb), but unfortunately none for the armel
> >> architecture. The driver sources (brscan2-src-0.2.5-1.tar.gz) are
> >> provided by Brother Industries (see
> >> http://solutions.brother.com/linux/sol/printer/linux/sane_drivers.html)
> >> as well.
> >
> > I suspect you'll find those aren't actually full sources. IIRC it's a wrapper
> > around a binary only library. i.e. you're you've been screwed over by the
> > manufacturer.
> Thank you. I have looked into the source package closer now. There are a
> lot of C sources provided, but indeed some directories only have
> header files and shared object libraries. I didn't notice that at the
> beginning. Does that mean I have no chance to use the scanner driver
> on armel devices?

> Please excuse me, I have pointed you to an out of date website in my
> previous email. Here is the direct link to the currently valid
> location of the sources. Search for "brscan2 driver" on this side:
> http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public_s/id/linux/en/download_src.html
> Kind regards,
> Carl

Binary objects for i386 won't work on ARM, there's no chance of getting the
Brother drivers working directly, however, there maybe an free software
replacement that can be used in its place (I've never looked, so I can't say
for certain).

Hate to be the bearer of bad news :-/

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