View Full Version : [SOLVED] Brother MFC-7820N network scanning

May 28th, 2012, 06:29 PM
Works fine in openSUSE, but not with Ubuntu. :confused:

Even sudo doesn't work for scanning over the network. Any help? I've installed the necessary Brother drivers, and it *should* work, but doesn't.

"No devices found." Even with sudo.

May 29th, 2012, 12:43 AM
Figured it out...



Install libsane-utils from the repositories and the brscan2 (for this scanner model) driver from the Brother web site.
Copy the specified files (http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public_s/id/linux/en/faq_scn.html#f00101) under /usr/lib64/ to /usr/lib/
Per the Brother FAQ (http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public_s/id/linux/en/faq_scn.html#f00101), add the following two lines to the end of the device list in /lib/udev/rules.d/40-libsane.rules

# Brother scanners
ATTRS{idVendor}=="04f9", ENV{libsane_matched}="yes"
Then add the scanner using:

brsaneconfig2 -a name=SCANNER model=MFC-7820N ip=192.168.xx.xx
It may (or may not) be necessary to reboot.