June 6, 2020

Installing the brother scanner could go down on record as the longest non-programming answer I’ve written: Install brscan3, or another variant of brscan according to your model: Preparing to unpack brscan Ask your network administrator for the device’s IP address or check for yourself on the panel if it has one. Second item, “I cannot find the brother machine”.

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Apparently xsane is needed for scanning: But they provide no link to do so. Interesting that there is more than a million files on my system.

Of particular interest is the udev rule discussed in many answers has been updated and works fine.

Harle 2 3 Setting up xsane 0. Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site the association bonus does not count.

How to Install Brother DCPC Printer Drivers on Ubuntu Linux Easy Guide

I tried the following steps which had worked with past versions of Ubuntu: At some point, something must have gone right because the Brother driver now tells me the device is recognised:. After I spent a few hours banging my head against the wall, I discovered that in Simple Scan’s Preferences, the Scan Source drop-down menu had two similarly-named entries; after switching to the second brothwr, I was up and scanning!


I cannot scan from my Brother Machine’. It says if your device isn’t there it’s not supported.

Brother Solutions Center : Brother Driver for Linux Distributions

The question is how. I had a similar problem with the dcpc and Ubuntu Installation Step 1 – Select Printer Start by selecting the right product. Installation Step 4 – sudo dpkg llinux After selecting 3 scanner option we see your model number on line 2 and my model brothdr on the last line of the screen shot Due to link rot – please copy the relevant parts of the link to your answer! I would recommend to use ln instead of cp here.

Select y to proceed.

My notes covered the following steps:. Ubuntu is case sensitive so use the command dir or ls to check directory names.

Since my config appears to be in libsane. Looking at the new Brother udev rule all it does after a whole bunch of code is set:. I copied mine thus: I think it’s not a problem with sane itself, it’s probably a problem with the udev-rule-settings or the printer-network-name The tool will be downloaded into the default Downloads directory. brohter


This blind alley was suggested by Brother itself. It says “The Brother Linux scanner driver works only with a superuser by default”. If you look elsewhere, you will find a page of linux information. The instructions to do this seemed out of date.

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Change the distro to “. I also had to add my username to the group lp, because that is the group that owns the scan device.

It doesn’t hurt to install them, and for dcp-30c it was the solution! The above steps had worked in the past and should not have been necessary under the upgrade process.