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How to Install Brother Printers and Scanners
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perdido


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PostPosted: Tue 08 Jan 2019, 23:41    Post subject:
Subject description: If you are having trouble getting xsane to see your Brother Wireless in upupbb-18.05
 

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ozsouth

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PostPosted: Wed 09 Jan 2019, 02:40    Post subject:  

@perdido - I made a .pet to offer wireless as a scanner option, See: http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=1012644#1012644
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perdido


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PostPosted: Wed 09 Jan 2019, 04:15    Post subject:  

Hi ozsouth,

Thanks, will be looking at that today or tomorrow and will report back.

Am I the first 32-bit guinea pig? Smile

Edit: Going to set up a fresh upupbb-18.05, install the xsaneshellwireless.pet , then install the printer drivers using debbi, run the brscancfg tool install, then see if it goes without having to monkey with it.

Shoot, I have wondered why there was no wireless option in xsane but was content to just have it working.

I appreciate the .pet! and will get back on this....

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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Wed 09 Jan 2019, 14:57    Post subject:  

Are you sure that your model number is MFC-J4500DW, not MFC-J450DW.

What should appear in the "Unknown" field is the vendor:product USB ID code for this unit.

Since there is no reference to a J4500 in the /opt/brother/scanner/brscan4/models4 lists, the config tool uses "Unknown".
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perdido


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PostPosted: Wed 09 Jan 2019, 15:35    Post subject:  

rcrsn51 wrote:
Are you sure that your model number is MFC-J4500DW, not MFC-J450DW.

What should appear in the "Unknown" field is the vendor:product USB ID code for this unit.

Since there is no reference to a J4500 in the /opt/brother/scanner/brscan4/models4 lists, the config tool uses "Unknown".


Hi rcrsn51,

Good catch, seems I stuck an extra zero in there when I ran the brsaneconfig4 tool back in 2014 when installing to precise5.7.1

That indicates that when I ran the brsaneconfig4 tool in upupbb-18.05 I probably included the correct printer model
and got that extra bit of info in the brsanenetdevice4.cfg (will have to verify this)

Makes more questions than answers though. I have been using the above mentioned brsanenetdevice4.cfg in precise puppy
for 4 years....seems when I installed to upupbb-18.05 I ~probably had the name correct.... and it could not see the scanner.

I'm going to have to document what I do when reinstalling when I test the xsaneshellwireless.pet from ozsouth,

What I have established so far is that sane has been working in precise with the wrong printer model in brsanenetdevice4.cfg
since the initial install. It also works in bionic beaver with the wrong printer model in brsanenetdevice4.cfg.

Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

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PostPosted: Wed 09 Jan 2019, 16:40    Post subject:  

Because the printer is networked, it may not care about the USB IDs

When you use debbi, it also runs the package's post-install script. It adds a line to /etc/sane.d/dll.conf that identifies the Brother scanner driver. Do you have it?
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perdido


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PostPosted: Wed 09 Jan 2019, 17:16    Post subject:  

rcrsn51 wrote:
Because the printer is networked, it may not care about the USB IDs

When you use debbi, it also runs the package's post-install script. It adds a line to /etc/sane.d/dll.conf that identifies the Brother scanner driver. Do you have it?


Yes I have it, it has brother4 as the last entry.

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PostPosted: Fri 11 Jan 2019, 14:19    Post subject:  

rcrsn51, please see the bottom of this post for the error I found.
it may be a bug
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I included the steps that I used during install of my Brother wireless printer/scanner to maybe help someone
but please see the first post in this topic for information on how to install your printer using the debbi utility and other important information.
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I installed the brother printer drivers and brother scanner software to a fresh install of upupbb-18.05

The printer driver and cups wrapper installed fine, here is the procedure used.

1. Install the debbi.pet from the first post in this topic

2. Turned on my wireless printer mfc-j450dw

3. Open a terminal window in the directory where the brother driver is located
Run the debbi utility to install the printer driver and cupswrapper.
In my case they are
mfcj450dwlpr-3.0.0-1.i386.deb
mfcj450dwcupswrapper-3.0.0-1.i386.deb

4. Open CUPS menu-->setup-->cups

5. Verify the printer is installed to cups. It will list the printer as a Local RAW Printer with a bogus USB connection that does not work.
Just ignore that installed printer, do not delete that printer (yet)

6. In cups, go to "Administration--->Add Printer
After clicking "Add Printer" you should see your Brother printer listed as a "Discovered Network Printers"
Choose it (tick the box) and click "Continue" button.

7.Cups then lists my printer with the connection info lpd://BRW70188BEF51A3/BINARY_P1 (yours will be different but same format)

8. Choose (highlight) BROTHER MFC-J450DW CUPS (en) ***yours will be different***

9. Click "Add Printer" button

10. Next screen click "Set Default Options" button

11. Should return with "Printer Brother Install Successful"

12. Go print a test page to verify the printer is working.

13. After printing the test page you can remove the USB Brother Local RAW Printer if you wish.

14. Close CUPS
That Installes the printer, now to Install the Brother scanner

1. Open a terminal window in the directory where your brother driver/software is located.

2. use debbi to install your brother scanner software.
In my case it is called brscan4-0.4.2-1.i386.deb

3.After debbi is done navigate to /opt/brother/scanner/brscan4/
Open a terminal window in /opt/brother/scanner/brscan4/ and type
"brsaneconfig4 -a name=Brother model=MFC-J450DW ip=192.168.xx.xx
*Note - your printer model and ip will be different, get ip from your Brother Printer Menu on the printer

4. After that is entered, close terminal window and run the xsane scanner program
Accept licensing agreement
Choose the "USB" connection (there is no WIFI but can change that with a .pet program - see next post for info)

Your xsane program should start up in a few seconds.
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An error I discovered during install. I do not understand why it happened but here it is.
When installing the Brother scanner software and running the brsaneconfig4 program
When I entered the ip= info I used ip=192.168.043.242
That ip would not connect.
I had to change it to ip=192.168.43.242
to make it connect. That was my error the whole time.
The ip is listed on my Brother printer menu as 192.168.043.242
something somewhere does not like that zero....
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Page edited due to removal of instructions and software on first page of this thread.
All links now point to archive org.

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PostPosted: Fri 11 Jan 2019, 14:21    Post subject:  

ozsouth wrote:
@perdido - I made a .pet to offer wireless as a scanner option, See: http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=1012644#1012644


Hi ozsouth,

The pet works great and puts a WIFI connection in xsane startup.
Thank You for pointing me to that!

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PostPosted: Fri 11 Jan 2019, 15:43    Post subject:  

perdido wrote:
rcrsn51, please see the bottom of this post for the error I found. it may be a bug

The ip is listed on my Brother printer menu as 192.168.043.242
something somewhere does not like that zero.....


I have seen this other places where software did not like a leading zero in an IP address.
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rmcellig1

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PostPosted: Thu 07 Feb 2019, 08:02    Post subject:  

Thank you so much for this!!!!!!!

The debbi-1.3.pet file worked flawlessly. My network scanner works now. model MFC-L2370DW scanner running on xenial pup 7.5

Very Happy Very Happy
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Smithy


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PostPosted: Thu 04 Jul 2019, 06:38    Post subject: DPC range  

Hi Guys, I can’t find that Debbi, and front page says that the Brother information was deleted by rcrsn51 because it was unreliable and outdated.

Can anyone make something for a DPC197C? I’ve included the files that may be needed.
32 bit would do, network not needed, just usb, printing and scanning.
Or just some simple intructions to get it into cups.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/hkkdksyng3fk255/Brother%20DCP.zip?dl=1
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Smithy


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PostPosted: Thu 04 Jul 2019, 08:01    Post subject:  

Well I’ve made a pet for DPC, but won’t be able to test it for a few days...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/p3y5b0vm23c2b2x/brother-DCP.pet?dl=1
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PostPosted: Thu 04 Jul 2019, 09:31    Post subject: Re: DPC range  

Smithy wrote:
Hi Guys, I can’t find that Debbi, and front page says that the Brother information was deleted by rcrsn51 because it was unreliable and outdated.



Hi Smithy,
He removed it all? Confused
Here is a workaround to access that page & info.
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Archive org has a copy of the first page of this thread before it was removed.
It has the debbi utility as a good downloadable file plus all the instructions.
https://web.archive.org/web/20150403023124/http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=42533



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PostPosted: Thu 04 Jul 2019, 16:31    Post subject:  

Thanks for the links Perdido, got the relevant stuff and bill's instructions, so hopefully should be able to get this printer in action for a friend. Nice one.
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