SOLVED!!!!Help installing Printer

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SOLVED!!!!Help installing Printer

Postby merryoakparker on Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:33 am

OK, so I'm a newbie to LMDE and am having trouble installing my Brother MFC 495cw printer. I would really appreciate a step by step set of instructions. I'm so dense I frequently cannot understand the simplest instructions since most come from well meaning Linux users who assume I have more basic knowledge than I do. I've downloaded the Drivers, but need to start all over again. Here's where i am on the Brother MFC 495cw download site. Please, where do i go from here?
Thank you very much. Any assistance would be appreciated. I just flat out don't understand this.
Thanks again,
merryoakparker
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From Website: http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bs ... index.html


Instruction
Printer (CUPS) : Driver Install | Print Command | More Information |
Printer (LPR) : Driver Install | Print Command | More Information |

Scanner : Driver Install | More Information |
ADS : ADS Driver Install |
Scan-key-tool : Tool Install | Use scan-key-tool | More Information |

PC-FAX (CUPS) : Driver Install | Use PC-FAX(Command/GUI) | More Information |
PC-FAX (LPR) : Driver Install | Use PC-FAX(Command) | More Information |
FAX-modem : Driver Install | Use FAX-modem(Command) |

P-touch, QL-Printer (CUPS) : Driver Install | Use P-touch/QL-Printer | More Information |
P-touch, QL-Printer (LPR) : Driver Install | More Information |
PJ-Printer (CUPS) : Driver Install |
PJ-Printer (LPR) : Driver Install |
Get IP information : BRAdminLight | More Information |
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Re: Help installing Printer

Postby Thubo on Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:48 am

Hi there,

You need to download this driver:
http://www.brother.com/cgi-bin/agreement/agreement.cgi?dlfile=http://www.brother.com/pub/bsc/linux/dlf/brscan3-0.2.11-5.amd64.deb&lang=English_gpl
you can simply double click on the .deb file to install the drivers.

After installing the drivers, you can do a test run:
Open a terminal and type the following command:
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sudo simple-scan

This opens the program simple-scan as root - you should now be able to scan from you scanner.

If this works, you have to make sure, that the scanner can be used by normal users. To do this you have to edit the file "/lib/udev/rules.d/40-libsane.rules":
Open a new terminal and run the follwing command:
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sudo pluma /lib/udev/rules.d/40-libsane.rules

Now you add the following lines, before the line "# The following rule will disable ..." (it's quite close to the end of the file)
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# Brother scanners
ATTRS{idVendor}=="04f9", ENV{libsane_matched}="yes"

After this you have to reboot your computer.
Now you should be able to scan (for example with simple scan) as a normal user.

There is also the possibly to use the "scan" buttons on the scanner. But for starters using simple scan should do the trick.
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Re: Help installing Printer

Postby merryoakparker on Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:27 pm

Turbo,
Thanks for the reply, but it doesn't work. When I double click on the file (brscan3-02.11-05, i get "wrong archecture 'AMD64.deb and also brscan-02.4-0.i386.deb, i get the same message). Where do i go from here. I'm running a 32 bit OS.

More help, please. toldja I wa really a newbie and needed help badly.

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Re: Help installing Printer

Postby Thubo on Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:51 am

hmm...that's weird.
Lets see..
Please download this:
http://www.brother.com/cgi-bin/agreement/agreement.cgi?dlfile=http://www.brother.com/pub/bsc/linux/dlf/brscan3-0.2.11-4.i386.deb&lang=English_gpl
file.
Just to make sure (as the file name: brscan-02.4-0.i386.deb you posted is the wrong file), try to double klick on the .deb file...
If this doesn't work: Open a Terminal and navigate to the place where the downloaded .deb file is.
Then do:
sudo dpkg --install brscan3-0.2.11-4.i386.deb

If there are any error please post them.
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Re: Help installing Printer

Postby merryoakparker on Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:18 pm

Turbo,
Thanks, but the file link you sent installed fine, but it seems it is the MFC 495cw scanner install rather than the MFC495cw printer install. Do you have the i386 (32 bit) printer install?

Thanks,
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Re: Help installing Printer

Postby Thubo on Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:38 pm

Brother Printers appear to be rather difficult to handle ;) With my Epson I just had to plug it in and start printing ;)

Make sure you have no sign of the printer in Menu -> System -> Administration -> Printing.
Then:
First install this one:
http://www.brother.com/cgi-bin/agreement/agreement.cgi?dlfile=http://www.brother.com/pub/bsc/linux/dlf/mfc495cwlpr-1.1.3-1.i386.deb&lang=English_lpr
then install this one:
http://www.brother.com/cgi-bin/agreement/agreement.cgi?dlfile=http://www.brother.com/pub/bsc/linux/dlf/mfc495cwcupswrapper-1.1.3-1.i386.deb&lang=English_gpl

If this doesn't work directly you have to run the following:
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sudo apt-get install cups csh
sudo mkdir /var/spool/lpd
sudo mkdir /usr/share/cups/model
sudo aa-complain cupsd

and then install the .deb packages (again first the lpr and second the cups driver....
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Re: Help installing Printer

Postby merryoakparker on Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:51 pm

Turbo,
Thanks. The two links worked!! My MFC 495cw is now my default printer for my LMDE os.

Again, thank you very much!!!

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