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.
Anyway, all is laid bare and any help would be appreciated!