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How to Install Brother Printers and Scanners
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Fri 13 Aug 2010, 18:36    Post subject:  

Strampke wrote:
For simple users like me maybe a pet would do.

Fair enough. I just built a PET for your HL2150N and posted it above. It took about 20 minutes. When I have some spare time, I'll start working on the other 199 models Wink
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aracnachid


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PostPosted: Sat 21 Aug 2010, 17:59    Post subject:  

Hey I'm happy to help with pets for the brother drivers.. I will post the DCP195C drivers as a pet here later today...... I am having a problem getting the printer to print in A4 I changed the paper size to A4 in the above fore-mentioned file and when I print a test page I reverts to Letter size paper......... any ideas anyone?
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Sat 21 Aug 2010, 18:29    Post subject:  

aracnachid wrote:
I am having a problem getting the printer to print in A4 I changed the paper size to A4 in the above fore-mentioned file and when I print a test page I reverts to Letter size paper......... any ideas anyone?

Go into your CUPS settings and check Printer Options. The Media Size is probably set to Letter. Change it there.

I've never been clear on which of these paper settings over-rides the others. What happens when you print from an application? If you set A4 in your word processor, does it print correctly?
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MRT42

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PostPosted: Mon 04 Oct 2010, 08:38    Post subject: Need help w/Brother MFC-7345N scanner install  

I have been given a Brother MFC-7345N multifunction printer/scanner/copier/fax. I am trying to get it running. I saw that stevesr0 said the printer driver for the MFC-7440N worked for his MFC-7345N. I installed the pet for the MFC-7440N and the printer works fine for me. However when I tried to follow the instructions for installing a scanner driver I found that the MFC-7345N is not listed but the MFC-7440N is listed in the brscan3 deb pkgs. I hoped that since it worked for the printer driver it would also work for the scanner. I installed it using debbi but when I run xsane it says no devices available.

I ran 'sane-find-scanner' in terminal and this is what it says.
"found USB scanner (vendor=0x04f9, product=0x0214) at libusb:006:002
#Your USB scanner was (probably) detected. It may or may not be supported by
#SANE. Try scanimage -L and read the backend's manpage."

Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Mon 04 Oct 2010, 09:09    Post subject:  

Your Product ID is 0x0214. Look in the file /usr/local/Brother/sane/Brasane3.ini. You will see that other models are listed by what I would assume is also the product ID. In particular, Line 51 has an entry for 0x0215.

If you make up a similar entry for your MFC-7345N, maybe you can get it detected. OTOH, there may be a reason why Brother does not supply a Linux driver for this unit.
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MRT42

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PostPosted: Mon 04 Oct 2010, 10:06    Post subject:  

It seems to have worked partially. Following the pattern of line 51 in the Brsane3.ini file I made the following entry on line 52.

0x0214,117,1,"MFC-7345N",133,4

When I run xsane it seems to find the scanner and open. But when I try to scan I get an error message "Failed to start scanner: Invalid argument"

Did I perhaps make a mistake?
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Mon 04 Oct 2010, 10:26    Post subject:  

Quote:
Did I perhaps make a mistake?

At this point, all you can do is try other variations of that line and see if one works.

Because Brother doesn't show a Linux driver for it, it may not work at all.

[Edit] Try
Code:
0x0214,1,1,"MFC-7345N",131,4
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MRT42

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PostPosted: Mon 04 Oct 2010, 10:55    Post subject:  

Got it working. Here is the entry that worked.

0x0214,1,1,"MFC-7345N",131,4

It is similar to the 7440N on line 40 but with the product ID of the 7345N.

Thanks so much.
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PostPosted: Mon 04 Oct 2010, 11:27    Post subject:  

Glad to help. I wonder if Brother just forgot about this model.

Have you tried to run it as a networked scanner, using hokal's instructions above?
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MRT42

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PostPosted: Mon 04 Oct 2010, 11:51    Post subject:  

No I haven't tried to run as a networked scanner yet. I will try it though later and let you know how it goes.
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xybrdog

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PostPosted: Fri 24 Dec 2010, 00:24    Post subject: Thank you  

Thank you very much. I had a bit of trouble, but finally got things worked out. It appears that that setup works for USB operation. I've been using my LAN port on my laptop when I run Windows, as this saves me a USB port. I could not make it work with the LAN connection and I noticed an error message when I went to look at the print jobs, that said something to the effect that it couldn't establish a USB connection to the printer. So, I hooked it up that way and it worked just fine.

I'd still like to find out if and how to make it work with a network connection, but I can live with what I have for now. I'm trying to stay away from using windows as much as I can.

Once again thanks for the info, it was much appreciated.
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PostPosted: Fri 24 Dec 2010, 09:05    Post subject:  

How are you connecting this printer as a LAN device - through its own ethernet connection to a hub/router? If so, go to the CUPS web interface and delete the printer as a USB device. Then install it again using "Find New Printers". CUPS should now detect it as a networked printer. The HL-4040CDN driver should still be there. If not, install it using the PET I posted above.
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PostPosted: Tue 25 Jan 2011, 22:44    Post subject:  

The MFC-J415W can be used in either USB or wireless mode. Its scanner driver is brscan3-0.2.11.pet and works well with Peasyscan after you show the advanced options.

The MFC-440CN is also a multi-function device and uses the scanner driver brscan2-0.2.5

The DCP-135C is a printer/scanner. Its printer driver PET is attached below. The scanner requires the brscan2-0.2.5.pet below.

The printer driver for the MFC-6800 is attached below. Its scanner uses the brscan-0.2.4.pet.
brscan-0.2.4.pet
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Filename  brscan-0.2.4.pet 
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brother_mfc6800-1.0.pet
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pet

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Filename  brother_mfc6800-1.0.pet 
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brother_hl1430-1.0.pet
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pet

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Filename  brother_hl1430-1.0.pet 
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brscan2-0.2.5.pet
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pet

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Filename  brscan2-0.2.5.pet 
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brscan3-0.2.11.pet
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pet

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Filename  brscan3-0.2.11.pet 
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bass.mike

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PostPosted: Thu 26 May 2011, 22:47    Post subject: Brother 4040cn  

I have spent hour and hours trying to make this work. The printer is attached via network / router. puppy 5.2 sees the printer but no matter what I try I cannot get the cups to see the drivers? Thanks for all the great work you do!
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PostPosted: Fri 27 May 2011, 07:44    Post subject:  

Quote:
Brother 4040cn

We need to get the model number exactly correct. Is this an MFC440CN or an HL4040CDN or something else?
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but no matter what I try I cannot get the cups to see the drivers?

What exactly do you mean by this?
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