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Can someone help me get my brother j825dw scanner working?

Postby firefighter on Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:55 pm

Hello everyone!

I have tried to get this working, but am doing something wrong. Could anyone with alot of patience walk me through this to get it scanning wirelessly over my home network? It would really be appreciated. I have downloaded and installed the drivers from brother's web site, but not sure if they "took" because simple scan says I have no scanner to work with. Rebooted the system and everything. Pulling my hair out on this one. :?
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Re: Can someone help me get my brother j825dw scanner workin

Postby pdc_2 on Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:28 pm

perhaps if you firstly copy and paste these commands

sudo dpkg -l | grep Brother


sudo dpkg -l | grep brscan


into a terminal; and copy and paste the results back......it looks to see what drivers are installed

..........also if you tell us if have 32bit or 64bit.........
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Re: Can someone help me get my brother j825dw scanner workin

Postby firefighter on Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:23 pm

Sorry about that. I am using Mint 13 64bit. I downloaded and installed the scanner drivers: brscan-0.2.4-0.amd64.deb and brscan-skey-0.2.4-0.amd64.deb and installed them with the deb package.

sudo dpkg -l | grep Brother

installer.ii brscan 0.2.4 Brother CUPS Printer Definitions
ii brscan-skey 0.2.4-0 Brother Linux scanner S-KEY tool
ii mfcj825dwcupswrapper:i386 3.0.0-1 Brother CUPS Inkjet Printer Definitions
ii mfcj825dwlpr:i386 3.0.0-1 Brother lpr Inkjet Printer Definitions
ii printer-driver-ptouch 1.3-3ubuntu0.1 printer driver Brother P-touch label printers

sudo dpkg -l | grep brscan

ii brscan 0.2.4 Brother CUPS Printer Definitions
ii brscan-skey 0.2.4-0 Brother Linux scanner S-KEY tool
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Re: Can someone help me get my brother j825dw scanner workin

Postby pdc_2 on Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:16 am

thanks;

post #1 of this thread talks of a very similar installation

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1921644

in the instructions, for what to do,

http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bs ... scn1a.html

Brother then go on to cover an ubuntu install

they ask you to copy and paste the command below into a terminal (use the Menu at the top of the terminal.......)

gksudo gedit /lib/udev/rules.d/40-libsane.rules


........that opens the file /lib/udev/rules.d/40-libsane.rules in the text editor gedit with superuser powers for any changes you make to be saved when you close gedit ........

so the next step is to paste the two lines below

# Brother scanners
ATTRS{idVendor}=="04f9", ENV{libsane_matched}="yes"


their detailed explanation is:
2. Add the above two lines to the end of the device list. (Before the line "# The following rule will disable ..."):
If there is "LABEL="libsane_rules_end"", add the above 2 lines before LABEL="libsane_rules_end".

........on my file, the final LABEL="libsane_rules_end" is very near the end so just paste the lines above in just above that; SAVE: CLOSE

...........if you just opened the file from a terminal with gedit /lib/udev/rules.d/40-libsane.rules you couldn't save any changes you make............a safeguard...............
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Re: Can someone help me get my brother j825dw scanner workin

Postby firefighter on Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:24 am

Thanks, but when I typed: gksudo gedit /lib/udev/rules.d/40-libsane.rules, terminal asked for my password, which I entered, and then nothing happened. I manually went to the file and opened it as administrator and put in in there, saved, rebooted, but the same result; simple scan still doesn't see my brother mfc j825dw printer/scanner. :(

I must be doing something in the steps wrong. It doesn't seem to be a widespread problem in the linux world. I will go through it all again and post each step here to see if anyone sees something wrong that I am doing.
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Re: Can someone help me get my brother j825dw scanner workin

Postby firefighter on Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:35 pm

Ok, here we go. I will ignore the printer side of this MFC printer because it is working fine and all computers on my home network can print to it wirelessly. Now the scanner side.

My first step(s).

I went to the brother linux driver download page here: http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bs ... index.html. Clicked on the Scanner Driver/ADS Driver/Scan-Key-Tool line. It took me to this page: http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bs ... d_scn.html. I then scrolled down the page until I found the listing for my printer (MFC j825dw) which is the Scanner driver for brscan4 models section of this page. I clicked on the scanner driver instructions and it took me to this page: http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bs ... _scn1.html. Then clicked on: Scanner Driver install with network connection. Note: I assumed that this was the proper line as I want to run my scanner wirelessly on my home network. Anyway, clicking took me to this page: http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bs ... scn1b.html. On step two of this page, I checked the pre-required installs that might need to be done. (http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bs ... e.html#101) I checked in synaptic, and sane-utils was already installed on my system (Pre-required Procedure (8)). I am not using a firewall in linux, so I skipped Pre-required Procedure (9). In Pre-required Procedure (10), I opened terminal, and pasted the directions. Here are the individual results: 1st command: sudo aa-complain cupsd result was: sudo: aa-complain: command not found. Have no idea what that means. Went on to the second command: sudo mkdir /usr/share/cups/model result was: mkdir: cannot create directory `/usr/share/cups/model': File exists. Ok, file is already there. Went back to the driver page (http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bs ... d_scn.html) and downloaded and installed brscan4 64bit (debian) using the deb installer as prompted by the download window.

Next I went to the scan-key-tool install instruction page (http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bs ... _scn3.html), clicked on: For Ubuntu and it took me here: http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bs ... e.html#101. That was the same page I had been on when I installed brscan4 64bit driver so I got the same results. Went back to the drive page (http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bs ... d_scn.html) and downloaded scan-key-tool 64bit (debian) and let debian installer install that as well.

Checked the application: simple scan to see if it would see my scanner (would not) so I rebooted the system and checked again (still would not).

I then went to this page http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bs ... index.html and clicked on: Scanner / ADS / Scan-Key-Tool under FAQ. and looked for a possible solution. I clicked on: I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 or higher. I cannot scan from my Brother Machine. and tried to move the files as recommended but I didn't have permission and I am not sure how to get it. (help?) :|

Also went to and clicked: I cannot use my USB scanner with a normal user. and did what was recommended but, I am trying to go wireless with this, so I doubted I would get results and sure enough, simple scan still didn't dectect my MFC printer/scanner.

So that is about where I am at. sorry that this is long, but maybe you all can find some issues that I am doing wrong. One area that stands out to me is the permission to move those files. I can never remember how to do that. I am pretty bad when it comes to terminal commands I must admit. :oops:

Anyway, all is laid bare and any help would be appreciated! :D
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Re: Can someone help me get my brother j825dw scanner workin

Postby TheDynamicHamza21 on Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:23 pm

firefighter wrote:Thanks, but when I typed: gksudo gedit /lib/udev/rules.d/40-libsane.rules, terminal asked for my password, which I entered, and then nothing happened.



gedit is the default text editor for Cinnamon. If you run Mint Mate it should be gksudo pluma,KDE it should be kdesudo kate,XFCE should be gksudo mousepad. Alternately you could use gksudo nano..since nano,I believe, is installed on all editions of Linux Mint.

firefighter wrote: I cannot scan from my Brother Machine. and tried to move the files as recommended but I didn't have permission and I am not sure how to get it. (help?)


use sudo to gain root privileges. according the brother page you should use sudo cp to copy files.
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