Brother MFC-240c installation

Leonard Chatagnier lenc5570 at sbcglobal.net
Tue Nov 17 18:54:24 GMT 2009


--- On Tue, 11/17/09, Keith Clark <keithclark at k-wbookworm.com> wrote:

> From: Keith Clark <keithclark at k-wbookworm.com>
> Subject: Re: Brother MFC-240c installation
> To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions" <ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2009, 9:43 AM
> On Tue, 2009-11-17 at 07:31 -0800,
> Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
> > 
> > --- On Tue, 11/17/09, Keith Clark <keithclark at k-wbookworm.com>
> wrote:
> > 
> > > From: Keith Clark <keithclark at k-wbookworm.com>
> > > Subject: Brother MFC-240c installation
> > > To: ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
> > > 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:
> > > 
> > > http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public_s/id/linux/en/instruction_scn1a.html
> > > 
> > > 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 sbcglobal.net
> > 
> > 
> > 
> 
> Leonard,
> 
> 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
> efficient!
>
Keith, glad you got it all sorted out. The Brother setup can be a real PITA but it does work.  Good luck.
Leonard Chatagnier
lenc5570 at sbcglobal.net





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