Help Brother MFC-495CW

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bluesky509
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Help Brother MFC-495CW

Postby bluesky509 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:57 pm

This is my second all-in-one printer that I only use for scanning. I had it working with Linux Mint a while ago but I do not remember what steps I took to get it to scan. It's connected with WiFi.

I tried installing all the files from the Brother website (http://support.brother.com/g/b/download ... &type3=566).

Other things I tried...
1. su
2. gunzip linux-brprinter-installer-2.1.1-1.gz
3. bash linux-brprinter-installer-2.1.1-1
...
NAME: MFC-495CW

Also tried...
brsaneconfig3 -a name=BROTHER model=MFC-495CW ip=192.168.1.115

Device URI is currently: dnssd://Brother%20MFC-495CW._pdl-datastream._tcp.local/

Simple scan and xsane does not find the scanner/printer.
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Re: Help Brother MFC-495CW

Postby jimallyn » Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:04 pm

Have you tried Pjotr's instructions on his Easy Linux Tips Project website? They have worked well for a lot of other people.

https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/15
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Re: Help Brother MFC-495CW

Postby coffee412 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:48 pm

bluesky509 wrote:This is my second all-in-one printer that I only use for scanning. I had it working with Linux Mint a while ago but I do not remember what steps I took to get it to scan. It's connected with WiFi.

I tried installing all the files from the Brother website (http://support.brother.com/g/b/download ... &type3=566).

Other things I tried...
1. su
2. gunzip linux-brprinter-installer-2.1.1-1.gz
3. bash linux-brprinter-installer-2.1.1-1
...
NAME: MFC-495CW

Also tried...
brsaneconfig3 -a name=BROTHER model=MFC-495CW ip=192.168.1.115

Device URI is currently: dnssd://Brother%20MFC-495CW._pdl-datastream._tcp.local/

Simple scan and xsane does not find the scanner/printer.


Hello, Running a MFC-9125CN here ;)

Try running the 'scan for printers' by this command:
(Replace the 4 with whatever your using)

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brsaneconfig4 -q


It should list all supported printers and then at the bottom it should list your printer. Can you post the output.
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Re: Help Brother MFC-495CW

Postby pdc_2 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:22 am

how is it all coming along out there bluesky?

a recent thread on the Ubuntu forum got a Brother scanner working https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php ... st13698826

there were 3 things needed doing ......... in the 3rd part, are some commands;

as your device is a brscan3, there is quite a list of commands to paste in, line by line, into a terminal

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sudo cp /usr/lib64/libbrscandec3.so.1.0.0 /usr/lib
sudo cp /usr/lib64/sane/libsane-brother3.so.1.0.7 /usr/lib/sane
sudo cp /usr/lib64/sane/libsane-brother3.so.1 /usr/lib/sane
sudo cp /usr/lib64/sane/libsane-brother3.so /usr/lib/sane
sudo cp /usr/lib64/libbrscandec3.so /usr/lib
sudo cp /usr/lib64/libbrscandec3.so.1 /usr/lib

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Re: Help Brother MFC-495CW

Postby bluesky509 » Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:17 pm

Thanks everyone for the help...

The scanner works now.
I followed the steps here: https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/15

I think the important steps missing was at the bottom...

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10. Now you may have to solve a problem with the scanner. In 64-bit Linux Mint 18.x and Ubuntu 16.04.x the location for the supporting library files has changed, and the driver for the scanner feature doesn't always take that into account. The Brother driver puts them in /usr/lib64, whereas your operating system expects them in /usr/lib.

So for a 64-bit system, you now need to execute the following three commands in order to make your scanner work well (use copy/paste to transfer them one by one to the terminal, and press Enter after each command):

sudo ln -sf /usr/lib64/libbrscandec*.so* /usr/lib

sudo mkdir -p /usr/lib/sane

sudo ln -sf /usr/lib64/sane/libsane-brother*.so* /usr/lib/sane


After installing the driver install tool, doing the steps above and a reboot I was able to get it working on two computers with Linux MInt 18.x.
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Re: Help Brother MFC-495CW

Postby theboxseat » Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:22 am

Very simple if you go the Brother route...but the simple one: install the printer and scanner as network devices. Don't install as USB. Just make a note of your printer's IP address as this will be required:
Download the official shell install script from Brother:
http://support.brother.com/g/b/downloadend.aspx?c=us&lang=en&prod=mfcj470dw_us_eu_as&os=128&dlid=dlf006893_000&flang=4&type3=625
Download and extract, make the shell script executable, change into download directory and
sudo ./linux-brprinter-installer-2.1.1-1
Enter printer model and IP address when requested.
Like you I have been using mine as a cheap scanner for years. No ink..So don't print test page LOL
This should take less than 5 minutes to do.
Good luck


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