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    Brother DCP-J315W - usb and wireless - 11.10

    After many attempts; I have successfully enabled my DCP-J315W Brother printer - hope the following method will be helpful to others

    Brother Printer DCP-J315W install on 64 bit 11.10 usb & wireless

    It is best to Set up in Unity
    1 Install ia32-libs from Software centre
    2 sudo apt-get install tcsh from terminal
    3 Copy or download lpr and cupswrapper drivers onto 'desktop' – ie;
    cd Desktop in terminal (' cd Desktop ' )
    5 sudo mkdir /var/spool/lpd in terminal
    6 sudo dpkg -i –force-all dcpj315wlpr-1.1.3-1.i386.deb in terminal
    7 sudo mkdir /usr/share/cups/model in terminal
    8` sudo dpkg -i –force-all dcpj315wcupswrapper-1.1.3-1.i386.deb in terminal
    9 http://localhost:631 in firefox to see printer & check it shows a driver. (ie 'Brother DCP-J315W CUPS (color, 2-sided printing)')
    10 Reboot PC
    10 System ---- Administration ---- Printing
    11 For usb connection;-

    'Add' – ' ' – 'select Brother printer shown ie DCPJ315W' – follow 'forward ' – 'Apply'– print test page.

    12 For wireless connection:-
    'Add' – 'Find Network Printer -enter the ip address (ie192.168.1.50 in my case) – click 'find' – 'select 'jet direct' and 'LPD/LPR PASSTHROUGH' – follow 'forward' – 'Apply'

    print test page

    Scanner Install
    1 Copy or download drivers onto desktop (must be 64amd drivers) ie;brscan3-0.2.11-4.amd64.deb (this installs [B]/usr/lib64/ needed later)[ brscan-skey-0.2.1-3.amd64.deb
    2 Instal drivers through Software Centre (make sure any 386 drivers removed first)
    3 lsusb in terminal to get printer id -ie 04f9 ; 0254 Brother Industries......

    4 sudo gedit /lib/udev/rules.d/40-libsane.rules in terminal (or use 'sudo nautilus' in terminal to access file through file system)
    5 Add at end of printer list ( just before line “# The following rule...”) the following;-
    # Brother scanners
    ATTRS{idVendor}=="04f9", ENV{libsane_matched}="yes"
    6 sudo dpkg -l | grep Brother to check drivers installed

    7 Copy files from /usr/lib64/ to /usr/lib/.
    Copy one line at a time using in terminal:-
    sudo cp /usr/lib64/ /usr/lib
    sudo cp /usr/lib64/sane/ /usr/lib/sane
    sudo cp /usr/lib64/sane/ /usr/lib/sane
    sudo cp /usr/lib64/sane/ /usr/lib/sane
    sudo cp /usr/lib64/ /usr/lib
    sudo cp /usr/lib64/ /usr/lib
    8reboot PC.
    9 Test scan with Simplescan and/or Xsane

    I also found this procedure is likely to be required to install other DCP printers -ie DCP 153C which I got working on 64 bit
    Last edited by JaxBoy67; March 2nd, 2012 at 10:11 AM. Reason: please use default font


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