If you’d like to contribute content, let us know. I’m using Ubuntu Notification Only installation via the command line interface terminal is supported. Page 2 of 3. I read something about getting the message when trying to scan too small an area. The time now is

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Brother Scanner

View LQ Wiki Contributions. Introduction to Linux – A Hands on Guide This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.

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Brother offers the packages by themselves and an automated driver install tool. I saved a copy as a. It may or may not be supported by SANE.

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

Brother printers and Ubuntu Linux 8.04

If you’d like to contribute content, let us know. Not to confuse you, but Centos 7 may still use the ‘scanner’ group based on this thread: This is for Linux Mint I started over clean with a fresh copy of the VM and ran the Brother provided install script.


I need to tweak the permissions now so that a normal human can access the thing. Invalid argument – Brother scanner not working after upgrade brscan2 driver Ask Question. Get superuser authorization with the “su” command. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.

Last edited by ferrari; at You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. With brscan2 installed I can open up simple-scan and find the scanner; moreover scanimage output indicates that everything is okay:.

Installing a Brother Printer on Linux | PDF Studio Knowledge Base

Brother needs to update the driver code so that global user can write to the scanner i. I found some good although probably out of date information on a couple of Ubuntu sites. I did not have to do any voodoo to get the scanner recognized. Brother printers are popular with Linux users.


Fortunately, I knocked brotner scanner off my desk a month after I posted the question and had to purchase a new SANE compliant scanner. For user access, usually just a matter of the user being mfc-3240v member of the ‘lp’ group USB-attached scannersand of course that’s defined by the udev rules included by ‘sane-backends’.

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As part of the driver install, you should brkther a file ‘brsaneconfig2’. Failed to start scanner: Pre-required Procedure 2 Related distributions Ubuntu8. Visit the following links: I’m a little leery of modifying this file.

I read something about getting the message when trying to scan too small an area. I had no usb 3 ports on the limux I was getting this error on. Thanks, these are great instructions.

The install process may take some time.