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Thread: HOWTO: Ubuntu All Brother Printer & Scanner Driver Installation for Newbies!

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    Wink Re: HOWTO: Ubuntu All Brother Printer & Scanner Driver Installation for Newbies!

    Greetings!

    I'm an Ubuntu user and I once created a tutorial on how to install the MFC210c.

    While this is not directly related to "installing" a Brother MFC printer on an Ubuntu box, I suggest adding the following link directly in the tutorial as a courtesy service for MFC users.

    The Link

    This link points to a blog that Brother printer users would find indispensable when our cartridges run out of ink (apparently).

    Half-way through a project where time was of the essence, the printer suddenly declared there was no black ink.



    The cartridge had more than enough ink to complete the job. There wasn't time to run off to the store to replace it. The link provided above helped get the job done. The final required pages printed beautifully.

    Do not throw out "almost finished" cartridges. Save yourself time and money.
    Last edited by BobSongs; April 8th, 2009 at 04:49 PM.

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    Re: HOWTO: Ubuntu All Brother Printer & Scanner Driver Installation for Newbies!

    Quote Originally Posted by BobSongs View Post
    Greetings!

    I'm an Ubuntu user and I once created a tutorial on how to install the MFC210c.

    While this is not directly related to "installing" a Brother MFC printer on an Ubuntu box, I suggest adding the following link directly in the tutorial as a courtesy service for MFC users.

    The Link

    This link points to a blog that Brother printer users would find indispensable when our cartridges run out of ink (apparently).

    Half-way through a project where time was of the essence, the printer suddenly declared there was no black ink.



    The cartridge had more than enough ink to complete the job. There wasn't time to run off to the store to replace it. The link provided above helped get the job done. The final required pages printed beautifully.

    Do not throw out "almost finished" cartridges. Save yourself time and money.
    Took a fair bit of searching to find out "exactly" what to do. These two direct links to extra life for your brother print cartridges should help:

    http://journal.drfaulken.com/trick-y...idge-runs-dry/

    http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/forums/inkjet/15942#1
    No longer participating......

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    Re: HOWTO: Ubuntu All Brother Printer & Scanner Driver Installation for Newbies!

    solved
    Last edited by fishnchips; April 8th, 2009 at 08:23 PM.

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    Re: HOWTO: Ubuntu All Brother Printer & Scanner Driver Installation for Newbies!

    Quote Originally Posted by TopEnder View Post
    G'Day, I don't beleive you need to use: /etc/udev/rules.d/45-libsane.rules

    For the scanner you could try the following:
    What I have set out below works on Ubuntu 8.04 64bit and Ubuntu 8.10 32 bit for a Brother DCP-150C it has been used by other forum member for other Brother scanners models.

    1. Open "/etc/udev/rules.d/40-basic-permissions.rules" file.

    Code:
    gksudo gedit /etc/udev/rules.d/40-basic-permissions.rules

    2. Edit "0664" to "0666" in "USB devices" section.

    Before the edit --------------------------

    # USB devices (usbfs replacement)
    SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ENV{DEVTYPE}=="usb_device", MODE="0664"
    SUBSYSTEM=="usb_device", MODE="0664"

    After the edit --------------------------

    # USB devices (usbfs replacement)
    SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ENV{DEVTYPE}=="usb_device", MODE="0666"
    SUBSYSTEM=="usb_device", MODE="0666"

    3. Save file

    4. Restart the system.

    To get the scan-key-tool to start automatically at Ubuntu boot by default.

    Install: sane-utils if not already installed (it's in Synaptic Package Manager)

    Add the brscan-skey command to your startup program.

    System -> Preference -> Sessions -> Startup Programs -> New
    Enter brscan-skey in:
    Name: and
    Command:
    Comment: Enter what you want to call your printer/scanner

    Press OK and enable the entry.

    If you get an error with Xsane close it down open it again and try some tomes it will work, also try using the Scanner Control panel (using SCAN / up butter (scan to file) / OK / Start / Mono or Colour. It should save the file in Home Folder/brscan.

    The Brother Web Page has a lot of useful information including most of the above. If you have any problems then feel free to PM me. TopEnder
    wow thanks for the write up...u saved me

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    Wink Re: HOWTO: Ubuntu All Brother Printer & Scanner Driver Installation for Newbies!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jose Catre-Vandis View Post
    <snip>Took a fair bit of searching to find out "exactly" what to do.</snip>
    Sorry about that. When you're under pressure reading a long article that spends more time trashing Brother than explaining what to do is rather annoying. But the conclusion is what I was after.



    I'm sure there are quite a number of articles on the web that help out with Brother cartridges. Thanks for the extra links. Since Brother has a variety of cartridge shapes/sizes/etc., no one article solves the issue clearly and adequately. However, I still think a link to one or more of these blogs would be useful to the Ubuntu community, regardless which blog.

    I added that link to my old thread.

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    Re: HOWTO: Ubuntu All Brother Printer & Scanner Driver Installation for Newbies!

    thanks for the great how-to

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    Re: HOWTO: Ubuntu All Brother Printer & Scanner Driver Installation for Newbies!

    My solution to only being able to use a scanner as root in Jaunty:
    lsusb
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 003: ID 046d:c401 Logitech, Inc. TrackMan Marble Wheel
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 04f9:0182 Brother Industries, Ltd Composite Device
    or
    sudo xsane
    The xsane top panel might say something different, like: xsane 0.996 DCP-7010:bus3;dev2

    sudo pcmanfm
    navegate to /dev/bus/usb/002/002
    (You might want to try /dev/bus/usb/003/002 as well if this bus no. confusion exists)
    Right click on the mouse - properties - permissions
    Allow Run for Group and Other Users.
    After rebooting, we can now scan as normal users

    Cheers
    Jamie

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    Re: HOWTO: Ubuntu All Brother Printer & Scanner Driver Installation for Newbies!

    I have Intrepid on my laptop and have just bought a Brother DCP-585CW and

    the instructions here for printing worked fine. I have it set up as a wireless

    printer and had to do the http://localhost:631 bit and modify the printer

    settings as it had been set as being connected via USB.

    The scanning worked after I followed the instructions on the Brother site.


    Hope this helps anyone with the same printer.

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    Smile Re: HOWTO: Ubuntu All Brother Printer & Scanner Driver Installation for Newbies!

    Quote Originally Posted by solar2 View Post
    My solution to only being able to use a scanner as root in Jaunty:
    lsusb
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 003: ID 046d:c401 Logitech, Inc. TrackMan Marble Wheel
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 04f9:0182 Brother Industries, Ltd Composite Device
    or
    sudo xsane
    The xsane top panel might say something different, like: xsane 0.996 DCP-7010:bus3;dev2

    sudo pcmanfm
    navegate to /dev/bus/usb/002/002
    (You might want to try /dev/bus/usb/003/002 as well if this bus no. confusion exists)
    Right click on the mouse - properties - permissions
    Allow Run for Group and Other Users.
    After rebooting, we can now scan as normal users

    Cheers
    Jamie
    Thanks for the clue: I ran "sudo xsane" and then could scan. It's a good idea though somewhat unusual. I suppose there must be a bug in 9.04. In anycase, that was the only way out. Thanks again, that will avoid my going back to 8.10!.

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    Re: HOWTO: Ubuntu All Brother Printer & Scanner Driver Installation for Newbies!

    By combining this thread with an old thread, I was able to figure out how to fix the xsane only running as root problem. Since I don't have pcmanfm, I did the following:

    Ran in terminal:

    Code:
    lsusb
    (My scanner/printer was listed as 002/004)

    Then ran this:

    Code:
    sudo chmod a+w /dev/bus/usb/002/004
    That fixed it for good.
    You'll never shine if you don't glow

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