[driver] Brother MFC-L2700DW

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mchasse
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[driver] Brother MFC-L2700DW

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Dear all,

I am on Linux Mint 17. I just bought a Brother MFC-L2700DW printer and I can't manage to install it. I see it on the network, but there is no driver available anywhere for it. I tried to install the official debian drivers which are apparently working for Ubuntu but they are of no use for Mint. When I choose a driver for another printer in the Mint list, similar to my printer, I have it on the network, I can use it, but I can only print blank pages.

Any ideas ?
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Re: [driver] Brother MFC-L2700DW

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that doesn't make sense - Ubuntu drivers should also work with LinuxMint.
http://support.brother.com/g/b/download ... _as&os=128

both the printer & scanner *.deb files - should work with LinuxMint.
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Re: [driver] Brother MFC-L2700DW

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Re: [driver] Brother MFC-L2700DW

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First, Uninstall your printer.

Then, Go to the Brother website and download and untar the install program. Then run it. This will install everything you need. If you still have problems please report back.

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Re: [driver] Brother MFC-L2700DW

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so mchasse; welcome to the Mint forums; I haven't seen anyone asking for support for the install of this laser MF device from Brother;

so here's my take;

one needs to install two printer drivers; in the correct order for this device

1) install the lpr driver
2) install the CUPSwrapper driver

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first, do you know how to open a terminal: if so can you copy the command that is below; and paste it into the terminal; and then copy the result and paste it back here.........the command is looking to see if you have either or both of the needed drivers installed ............

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dpkg -l  |  grep  Brother
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Leave the printer turned off whilst you install the printer drivers

and look in Menu/Administration/Printers and I suggest you delete any existing entries for the MFC-L2700DW

if neither is installed, one gets the lpr driver from here http://support.brother.com/g/b/download ... ype3=10032 by clicking the blue button that says
Agree to the EULA and Download
you will be downloading brgenml1lpr-3.1.0-1.i386.deb and the command is below

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sudo dpkg -i --force-all brgenml1lpr-3.1.0-1.i386.deb
then check it is installed with the earlier command

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dpkg -l  |  grep  Brother
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please turn the printer on: paste this command into a terminal;

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/usr/sbin/lpinfo -v
and please copy the result and paste back here; and please turn the device off now;

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then on to the CUPSwrapper driver

get it from here http://support.brother.com/g/b/download ... ype3=10033

seems to me you will be downloading brgenml1cupswrapper-3.1.0-1.i386.deb and Brother say the command to install it is ...........

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sudo dpkg  -i  --force-all brgenml1cupswrapper-3.1.0-1.i386.deb
...........check it is there with

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dpkg -l  |  grep  Brother
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that is my take on things;

maybe we just get some feedback from you before too much further ........
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Re: [driver] Brother MFC-L2700DW

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Linux Mint 17.1. I just bought a Brother MFC-L2700DW too.
I'm in trouble with scanner driver installation...
Just installed (maybe too many?):

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ego@Desktop ~ $ dpkg  -l  |  grep  Brother
ii  brother-udev-rule-type1                     1.0.0-1                                             all          Brother udev rule type 1
ii  brscan                                      0.2.4                                               amd64        Brother CUPS Printer Definitions
ii  brscan-skey                                 0.2.4-1                                             amd64        Brother Linux scanner S-KEY tool
ii  brscan4                                     0.4.3                                               amd64        Brother Scanner Driver
ii  mfcl2700dwcupswrapper                       3.2.0-1                                             i386         Brother MFC-L2700DW CUPS wrapper driver
ii  mfcl2700dwlpr                               3.2.0-1                                             i386         Brother MFC-L2700DW LPR driver
ii  printer-driver-ptouch                       1.3-8                                               amd64        printer driver Brother P-touch label printers
Printing is ok, but I'm down with scanning:

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ego@Desktop ~ $ brscan-skey -h
   Copyright 2007-2012 Brother Industries, Ltd
ego@Desktop ~ $ brscan-skey -l
[NO ANSWER}
Ehm... so?
Thanks in advance
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Brother MFC-L2700DW

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Just installed (maybe too many?):
............. I don't think you............you have done very well.........I can see the udev rule already installed: good work
I'm in trouble with scanner driver installation...
.........I am seeing you many scanner issues....mainly Epson .....I don't know if it is a gremlin in the background or just scanners are more tricky

........so the printer works fine...and it is a usb connection...??

If I give you some terminal commands....can you give us the results please?

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lsusb

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sane-find-scanner

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scanimage -L

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sudo sane-find-scanner

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sudo scanimage -L
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Re: [driver] Brother MFC-L2700DW

Post by rude »

Thank you!
I'm connected with Ethernet...

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ego@Desktop ~ $ lsusb
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 046d:0824 Logitech, Inc. 
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 046d:c517 Logitech, Inc. LX710 Cordless Desktop Laser
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 011 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 010 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 009 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

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ego@Desktop ~ $ sane-find-scanner

  # sane-find-scanner will now attempt to detect your scanner. If the
  # result is different from what you expected, first make sure your
  # scanner is powered up and properly connected to your computer.

  # No SCSI scanners found. If you expected something different, make sure that
  # you have loaded a kernel SCSI driver for your SCSI adapter.

could not open USB device 0x1d6b/0x0001 at 007:001: Access denied (insufficient permissions)
could not open USB device 0x1d6b/0x0002 at 002:001: Access denied (insufficient permissions)
could not open USB device 0x1d6b/0x0001 at 006:001: Access denied (insufficient permissions)
could not open USB device 0x1d6b/0x0001 at 005:001: Access denied (insufficient permissions)
could not open USB device 0x046d/0x0824 at 001:003: Access denied (insufficient permissions)
could not open USB device 0x1d6b/0x0002 at 001:001: Access denied (insufficient permissions)
could not open USB device 0x1d6b/0x0001 at 004:001: Access denied (insufficient permissions)
could not open USB device 0x046d/0xc517 at 003:002: Access denied (insufficient permissions)
could not open USB device 0x1d6b/0x0001 at 003:001: Access denied (insufficient permissions)
could not open USB device 0x1d6b/0x0003 at 011:001: Access denied (insufficient permissions)
could not open USB device 0x1d6b/0x0002 at 010:001: Access denied (insufficient permissions)
could not open USB device 0x1d6b/0x0003 at 009:001: Access denied (insufficient permissions)
could not open USB device 0x1d6b/0x0002 at 008:001: Access denied (insufficient permissions)
  # No USB scanners found. If you expected something different, make sure that
  # you have loaded a kernel driver for your USB host controller and have setup
  # the USB system correctly. See man sane-usb for details.

  # Not checking for parallel port scanners.

  # Most Scanners connected to the parallel port or other proprietary ports
  # can't be detected by this program.

  # You may want to run this program as root to find all devices. Once you
  # found the scanner devices, be sure to adjust access permissions as
  # necessary.

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ego@Desktop ~ $ scanimage -L
device `hpaio:/net/HP_LaserJet_M1522nf_MFP?ip=192.168.1.46' is a Hewlett-Packard HP_LaserJet_M1522nf_MFP all-in-one
HP was my previous printer, now dead!

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ego@Desktop ~ $ sudo sane-find-scanner
[sudo] password for ego: 

  # sane-find-scanner will now attempt to detect your scanner. If the
  # result is different from what you expected, first make sure your
  # scanner is powered up and properly connected to your computer.

  # No SCSI scanners found. If you expected something different, make sure that
  # you have loaded a kernel SCSI driver for your SCSI adapter.

  # No USB scanners found. If you expected something different, make sure that
  # you have loaded a kernel driver for your USB host controller and have setup
  # the USB system correctly. See man sane-usb for details.

  # Not checking for parallel port scanners.

  # Most Scanners connected to the parallel port or other proprietary ports
  # can't be detected by this program.

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ego@Desktop ~ $ sudo scanimage -L
device `hpaio:/net/HP_LaserJet_M1522nf_MFP?ip=192.168.1.46' is a Hewlett-Packard HP_LaserJet_M1522nf_MFP all-in-one
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Re: [driver] Brother MFC-L2700DW

Post by rude »

EUREKA!
Reading from http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions ... 175487534/
I learned my scanning driver is brscan4 (not brscan) and the command brsaneconfig4 and his options.
In particular:

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ego@Desktop ~ $ brsaneconfig4
USAGE: brsaneconfig4 [-OPTION]   OPTION:
       -a name=FRIENDLY-NAME model=MODEL-NAME ip=xx.xx.xx.xx    
       -a name=FRIENDLY-NAME model=MODEL-NAME nodename=BRN_xxxxx 
                   : Add network scanner
       -r FRIENDLY-NAME [FRIENDLY-NAME ...]
                   : Remove network scanner
       -q          : Query supported models and available network scanners
       -d          : Diagnosis
       -p          : Ping (for network scanners)  
       -s:[LABEL]  : Save current configuration
       -l:[LABEL]  : Load saved configuration
So I typed:

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ego@Desktop ~ $ brsaneconfig4 -a name=BROTHER model=MFC-L2700DW ip=192.168.1.212
having the scanner perfectly recognized by sane.

Happy ending!
Thanks all!
Byez
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