Ubuntu :: Installing A New Brother Printer+scanner?
Jun 16, 2010
About a week ago I installed my first Linux (Ubuntu 10.04). Since then I've been trying to get my printer to work by following some of the instructions on the web.Unfortunately,as a newbie, I can't seem to get it right... The printer is - Brother DCP-135C.
I have a Brother MFC-240C inkjet printer & scanner. On installation of Maverick Meerkat v. 10.10, my scanner function failed. I added the same line into the file as for Lucid Lynx v. 10.04 and the scanner has scanned perfectly. The lines Brother gives are for the following file: Ubuntu 9.10, 10.04
1. Open "/lib/udev/rules.d/40-libsane.rules" file. 2. Add the following two lines to the end of the device list. (Before the line "# The following rule will disable ..."):
I was able to get my Epson Stylus NX510 printer up and running (after much issue), but I can't get the scanner working. I'm on a laptop, and the printer/scanner is wifi enabled and broadcasts with its own IP address. I can print with no problem, but xsane and simple scan don't recognize the scanner. I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx.
I'm using 9.10 on x86 architecture. I've searched the forums and anything related to scanning talks about editing /etc/udev/rules.d/45-libsane.rules which doesn't seem to exist on my system. Judging from the dates most of these posts probably relate to intrepid or jaunty. XSane just says 'no devices available'. Printing works fine.
During installation of Ubuntu 10.04, there was no driver found for my Brother MFC-665CW printer/scanner. However, I recently learned on the Forum that there is a printer driver available for the MFC-665CW through Synaptic that can be accessed by searching on printer name. I got it, and it works great. I've not been successful in locating a driver for the scanner part of the MFC-665CW. Does anyone know if there is a driver available on Synaptic that will work for the scanner on a MFC-665CW, and if so how to get to it (i.e., what to search on to locate it)?
I just installed an all-in-one Brother MFC-8670DN in Ubuntu 9.04. The printing works great but I cannot get the scanner recognized. I tried brscan, brscan2 and brscan3 from the Linux section of the Brother website to no avail. Previously had a lower model Brother MFC working fine. I called Brother and they said that "I need to call Linux for help with the scanner." Anyone who can help with the Brother MFC-8670DN? It would be very much appreciated. This printer may go back to the store if I cannot get the scanner working in Ubuntu 9.04.
Have a Brother MFC-9440CN the Scan function of which operated perfectly in Fedora 11. Have upgraded to Fedora 13, now when the Scanner Tool is activated (XSane .997) an error message is returned "Error during CMS conversion. Could Not open scanner ICM profile: (null)". Has anyone had and solved this problem, I have tried everything identified on the Brother web site. The scanner works perfectly when accessed through the Simple Scan application.
I have a Brother MFC-7345 Printer/Scanner and I got the printer working but the scanner won't work. I've installed all the drivers from Brother and followed all their instructions but still nothing. sane-find-scanner gives me
# sane-find-scanner will now attempt to detect your scanner. If the # result is different from what you expected, first make sure your # scanner is powered up and properly connected to your computer.
and scanimage -L gives me No scanners were identified. If you were expecting something different, check that the scanner is plugged in, turned on and detected by the sane-find-scanner tool (if appropriate). read the documentation which came with this software (README, FAQ, manpages).
I have a Brother MFC-6490CW network Scanner. Had it installed and working great in Gutsy. Upgraded to Natty 11.04 the other day, and the scanner stopped working. Printing is still ok. When I try to open a scanning program I get:
I have a DCP 7030 multifunction printer. I have installed all proprietary drivers from Brother (printer an scanner drivers).  Printing works but unfortunately both Simple-scan and X-Sane do not recognize the scanner. Brother provides some scanner settings  - but unfortunately not for Fedora 13. I have tried the settings for Fedora 12 but they do not work. [URL]
My Brother DCP385 Printer/Scanner goes alright Printing but will not Scan. I keep getting this message: 'brother3:bus3:dev1': invalid argument. My OS is Fedora 14. Brother seems to only go up to Fedora 12 in their driver page . There is no mention of Fedora 14 .
I have been looking through Brother drivers and can get the drivers for Brother DCP385C printer and scanner but the scanner will not work . It keeps telling me "failed to open device - 'Brother3:bus3;dev1':invalid argument" . I have looked into the Brother site but it does not tell me what to do for Fedora 14 . It only goes up to Fedora 12.
I have recently installed Fedora11 and have managed to get the printer side of the above multifunction machine working but not the scanner . The computer recognises the scanner and sane, xsane, sanelib's etc are all installed . When I try to open it it gives the following:
Failed to open device 'brother3:bus5;dev1': Error during device I/O
I have purchased a new printer, a Canon MX320 incorporating a printer, a scanner, a copier and fax. I am using Mandriva 2010 32 bit. The fax and copier are not part of the problem and neither is the printing side, I managed to source a driver for the printer and scanner from the Canon site. They are tar.gz files and the both extracted to their own folder. The printer software installed and the printer works fine, the scanner software installed,(I checked the package stats) but sane tells me no scanner installed. I have an HP scanner also installed and Sane picks it up, no problem. Is this the problem, do I have to uninstall all the HP software? Or is it in the config?
I am running ubuntu 9.04 and am having trouble printing. My Brother DCP 330c printer is detected however I have to manually chose a printer driver all of which do not work with the printer. I have tried downloading a printer driver from the brother website and tried to install it.
This site has drivers for my new Brother HL-3040CN laser printer ... but it says its the wrong architecture when I try to open the first one with GDebi Package Installer. I'm kind of stuck now ...should I try just plugging the printer into the computer with the network cable and seeing if Ubuntu will automatically take care of drivers? For reference I saw this topic when I googled the issue [URL] This site says 64 bit drivers are available for Ubuntu 9.10, only 32 bit drivers are available for Ubuntu 10.04. I am running 10.04 (64bit) ... should I return the printer?
I had it printing until the last cups upgrade. Brother support thinks it is something to do with the upgrade. We did a reinstall of the printer driver. The printer works on Virtual Box and the scanner works on Ubuntu, but not the printer. What do I need to have the printer work under 11.04?
I upgraded from Karmic to Lucid RC a couple of days ago and have been trying to work through a few problems since. One of these problems is printing with my Brother DCP506CN printer which was working in Karmic. However, I just can't seem to get it going in Lucid. I have followed the Brother linux install procedure, which worked for the the last few Ubuntu releases, but not for this one it seems.
I have read the threads and have downloaded the 4 drivers/files from the brothers site and installed them.. but still can not get my USB cabled printer to work what am I missing I am running Ubuntu 10.04 sounds like brother is not the printer to have in case their is no fix what brands of printers are best for compatibility?
Anybody else using this printer? I have tried the driver direct from Brother, requires cups and the driver.Both installed, both fail. I read on another forum to try a Brother HCL type and it works, but why?
I am unable to print on my Brother mcf 440cn printer. Every thing was working ok, today I finished some work in Open Office and could not print the saved file. I get an error unable to print msg. my printer is no longer recognized on the system. I reinstalled the driver no luck. I tested the printer with Windooze and every thing works fine
I'm trying to download this driver with my UBUNTU 11.04 but theres so many steps I'm not sure I'm doing it right. I downloaded SUSE but I dont know how to get it to run. I'm also in the process of downloading Cups But I don't know what to do with that either.
Don't know where this should go, so I put it here for starters! I want to print documents on both sides of an A4 sheet, using a Brother HL-1230 printer. Is there a way of getting the odd numbered pages out first (then a pause?) and the even numbered pages after? To do this manually is tedious on a long (14 page) doc. Way back in the days of that other op. sys. I had a program (WordPerfect?) Whose printer driver would do this. Is there one for Ubuntu?
I do not know much about Ubintu...My bro put it on my computer. I'm trying to connect a new Brother MFC-7340 to the computer but cannot get the drivers to install, as I do not understand how to even check the version of Ubuntu that I have.