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FAQs & Troubleshooting

FAQs & Troubleshooting

How to Scan-to-XXXX. (XXXX is Scan-key-tool feature.) (Linux)

> Use Scan-to-File
> Use Scan-to-Image
> Use Scan-to-Email
> Optional Usage of Scan-to-Email

Scan-to-OCR is not supported.

Use Scan-to-File

  1. Press scan-button, select "Scan-to-File", select user, and press START.
  2. The scan data will be stored under "brscan" directory on the user's home directory.


Use Scan-to-Image

  1. Press scan-button, select "Scan-to-Image", select user, and press START.
  2. The scan data will be opened by GIMP(Graphic Editor Application).


Use Scan-to-Email

"sendmail" or "postfix" is required to use "Scan-to-Email".
Check that there is the file "/usr/sbin/sendmail" on your system.

  1. Create a folder for configuration files.
    *** A dot is required before "brscan" in the filename.

    Command: mkdir  (your  home  directory)/.brscan
     
  2. Copy brscan_mail.config file.

    Command: cp  /opt/brother/scanner/brscan-skey/brscan_mail.config  (your  home  directory)/.brscan
     
  3. Edit (your-home-directory)/.brscan/brscan_mail.config file.

    Format of brscan_mail.config
    MANDATORY PARAMETERS
    FROM=(Sender's email address)
    TO=(Destination email address)
    MESSAGE=(Text filename for the mail context)    ***The full path of the text file is required
    SUBJECT=(Subject of the email)

     

    OPTIONAL PARAMETERS
    CC=(Destination email address for carbon copy)
    BCC=(Destination email address for blind carbon copy)

    *** ","(comma) will be a separater of the email addresses. 
     

  4. Press scan-button, select "Scan-to-Email", select user, and press START.

  5. The scan data will be sent to the address set in brscan_mail.config file.


Optional Usage of Scan-to-Email

If you would like to send scanner data to an email address temporary, use "brscan-skey -m".

  1. Terminate scan-key-tool.

    Command: brscan-skey  -t
     
  2. Run scan-key-tool with "-m" option.

    Command: brscan-skey  -m  (email-address)
     
  3. Press scan-button, select "Scan-to-Email", select user, and press START.
  4. The scan data will be sent to the address set by "-m" option.
    *** Other Scan-to-Email settings are ignored when you run brscan-skey with "-m" option.
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