And far more detail is here: The old problem may be that the config file doesn’t know where to find the scanner. Brother updated software December 25, Thomas Ulrich Christiansen 56 1 4. Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead? The time now is My notes covered the following steps:

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I downloaded the drivers and used the Driver Install Tool by brother. Your reference to the auto remove command is interesting because how liunx it know which files are no longer needed? Using Gedit with sudo no longer works in Ubuntu You can follow Brother install process on their website if you wish. I’ll make a note of that command for future reference.

I couldn’t believe how mgc-885cw easier this has been than in years past when I had to install the LPR and Cups drivers, and then install the scanner drivers.

I’m running Ubuntu Here are my notes: Also brscan4 and not brscan2 or brscan3 is the preferred driver for most scanners.


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Erel Segal-Halevi 3 18 Of particular interest is the udev rule discussed in many answers has been updated and works fine. I installed that and configured the IP address and I’m good to go. Ask Ubuntu works best with JavaScript enabled. If not please post a comment on the link answer. Nick 1 7. Download Brother Printer Drivers using the tool.

As such most if not all the answer posted prior to March 20, are out of date.

But Simple Scan refuses to recognize a driver and xsane won’t even recognize a scanner. 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. Alternatively, you could install gscan2pdf: Brother updated software December 25, It doesn’t hurt to install them, and for me it was the solution! The solution for me was the following: Note that there are still some old Brother Websites which can be a bit misleading.

Zanna 50k 13 Join Date Oct Beans 5. Brother seemed to have dropped the ball with Linux Support prior to the December 25, update but everything seems to work flawlessly now as per the linked answer above. The time now is I mfc-885cw this solution in this thread on Ubuntu forums.


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My notes covered the following steps: Because it has attracted libux or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site the association bonus does not count. Join Date Dec Beans 12, I mff-885cw the following steps which had worked with past versions of Ubuntu: Does this only apply to the Download directory and assume that files which have been executed since download are no longer needed?

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I did notice however that there are uninstall files in my.