Thank you for your interest in this question. I’m worried that there is something different with Ubuntu Brother updated software December 25, I did not need to do this for Ubuntu It’a an universal program who access scanner directly at hardware level, it doesn’t require any driver.

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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. The driver that worked on support.

I found this solution in this thread on Ubuntu forums. Ask your network administrator for the device’s IP address scxnner check for yourself on the panel if it has one. Note that there are still some old Brother Websites which can be a bit misleading.

Brother updated software December 25, 2017.

Harle 2 3 I did not need to do this for Ubuntu Unfortunately, there appear to be additional issues surrounding Brother Scanners and issues may vary upon scanner models and the version of BRSCAN required to be run. The directory location varies depending on your Linux distribution.


My notes covered the following steps: If you can ping the ip address of your printer I had a similar problem with the dcpc and Ubuntu Ask Ubuntu works best with JavaScript enabled. Someone linked to a deb udev file on the Brother website but the buttons for downloading are broken so here is there direct link: Then I came across a new step which worked for Ubuntu JosephWolf Please see my new answer below.

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You can follow Brother install process on their website if you wish. If you ignore them and simply follow the instructions in the link everything will work out fine.

Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead? As such most if not all the answer posted prior to March 20, are out of date. Brother seemed to have dropped the ball with Linux Support prior to the December 25, update but everything seems to scwnner flawlessly now as per the linked answer above.

Using Gedit with sudo no longer works in Ubuntu The solution for me was the following: The printer is actually working.

The install process may take some time. If not please post a comment on the link answer. But Simple Scan refuses to recognize a driver and xsane won’t even recognize a scanner.


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Finally I noted a new driver post from Brother dated !! Here are my notes: Open a Terminal window and type: I tried the following steps which had worked with past versions of Ubuntu: I only had to do this single step mentioned earlier but that answer also included other steps.

I tried some instructions I found on the Internet but most of them seem to be for older Ubuntu Versions. The tool will be downloaded into the default Downloads directory.

Each files covers different Brother scanner models. Install brscan3, or another variant of brscan according to your model:. I installed that and configured the IP address and I’m good to go.