Can you try the latest packages that I uploaded to my PPA archive yesterday? It will make work much easier for al lot of people using a Brother printer. I’m using Ubuntu Printer drivers for Brother needed Just found this link that seems the indicate the results of sane-find-scanner can be ignored, and I should just focus on the invalid argument error: It might become a Ubuntu server before long if I can’t get the raid issue corrected.

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You actually use the Brother printer drivers from the Brother website. The drivers for non-PostScript printers are redistributable but they are closed-source.

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.

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Lastly, I will give the brother printer it’s own USB host controller, just as a extra measure for testing. Seems that brothfr is the time to polish the packages up a little bit more.

The installation is always a bit tricky if you want to install the driver from brother. Now I brotheg scan! Till Kamppeter till-kamppeter wrote on Linux – Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.

Zorin at the moment Posts: If you have any clues for a newborn newbie please advise. It would be great if you want to test our package since we are working hard on them. Thank you so much for packaging these drivers for Ubuntu. mdc-425cn

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Even if you mean there’s nothing to thank for: Test to see if the scanner is installed scanner need to be powered on.

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CUPS error log Edit 3. Meanwhile, have you tried this on the Ubuntu box? Scanimage need to fix the message when it can not access the scanner to have the right bus and dev number and also tell the user that the problem is a write access problem. Moreover I found several other posts that seem to indicate at least brscan4 models are currently working.


This book contains many real life examples derived from the author’s experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. I can see the printer, but cannot print to the printer.

Thanks for your comment. December 24th, 3. Debianizing the Brother drivers in a distribution- friendly way was much more complex than debianizing a typical free software application.

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I will fix this problem. Is there a simple way to install any type of driver or does each flavor require it’s own little installation gig? Originally Posted by BobSongs. Matthias Klose doko wrote on I’ve seen brother can take a few weeks to answer.