The lpr driver proivides the actual printer functionality, the cupswrapper then provides the “glue” to make it work with CUPS. Visit the following links: Ask Ubuntu works best with JavaScript enabled. Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in. The port-number is very optional and defaults to By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. So I’ll have to undo it.

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The information on the websites does not guarantee the operation of Brother Linux drivers in all users’ operating environments.

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Adding the udev rule worked. Thank you for your interest in this question. 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 I’m worried that there is something different with Ubuntu October 28th, 3.

You are currently linjx LQ as a guest.


I have a couple of steps that are required for most brother printers, that are not in your how-to, Step 3A these steps need to happen before installing the cupswrapper driver go to http: Now it should recognize the Brother scanner.

But you’re right vrother your implication – it’s really two separate things – 1 Brother driver locations and 2 udev rules. Note that network attached bbrother are not queried unless configured in this file.

Brother updated software December 25, 2017.

Visit the following links: Join our community today! Ask Ubuntu works best with JavaScript enabled. Brogher 28th, 5. Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki. Someone linked to a deb udev file on the Brother website but the buttons for downloading are broken so here is there direct link:.

Scanning tested in Xsane. The following Terminal commands can be used to identify scanners on the system: But Simple Scan still could not access the scanner when run as a normal user.

[SOLVED] Need help: Getting Brother printer/scanner to work in LinuxMint

The second screenshot is when it is invoked as root. Unfortunately, there brpther to be additional issues surrounding Brother Scanners and issues may vary upon scanner models and the version of BRSCAN required to be run.


Then it recognizes the scanner.

I found this solution in this thread on Ubuntu forums. Yes, i know sane should automatically install as dependency of brtherbut I’ve seen situations when it’s missing for some reason.

I did not check the udev rule after seeing the article above that part was off-base with my installation. Results 1 to 10 of You can follow Brother install process on their website if you wish.

The driver that worked on support. The lpr driver proivides the actual printer functionality, the cupswrapper then provides the “glue” to make it work with CUPS. Harle 2 3 Please wait until it is complete.

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