Brother MFC-240c installation

Keith Clark keithclark at
Tue Nov 17 15:43:54 UTC 2009

On Tue, 2009-11-17 at 07:31 -0800, Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
> --- On Tue, 11/17/09, Keith Clark <keithclark at> wrote:
> > From: Keith Clark <keithclark at>
> > Subject: Brother MFC-240c installation
> > To: ubuntu-users at
> > Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2009, 8:19 AM
> > I have just upgraded from 9.04 to
> > 9.10 and cannot get my Brother
> > MFC-240c scanner to work.  It worked just fine under
> > 9.04 using the
> > instructions on the Brother site:
> > 
> >
> > 
> > Which I followed all over again for 9.10 but xsane does not
> > find it.
> > 
> >
> I have a MFC-490CW installed the Brother way and not sure I can help but:
> The printer/scanner has to be reinstalled for each new upgrade, install and maybe new kernel upgrade.
> Brother's menus are not the easiest to follow so be sure you do the pre-install listings and if you have a 64 bit cpu, use the amd64 debs if available.  I generally do all the Ubuntu pre-install stuff even if not Karmic specified. When you install the scan key does it complete without error and can you do the test scan that they show in the check file listings.  If not something is amiss so try again.  Are you sure your using the right brscan number for your printer/scanner?  It certainly if Brother in their wisdom would release the code so a Ubuntu driver could be released. 
> Leonard Chatagnier
> lenc5570 at


After running brscan-skeys, my scanner keys became active and I was able
to do a test scan and open it just fine in GIMP.

We had become used to using xsane to scan images, but I guess this
method will work just fine as well, and it might even be a bit more



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