Tuesday, January 26, 2010

How to Install the Brother MFC-210C Pirnter/Scanner in Karmic

I needed to remember how to install this printer and where I found the information to do it. TODO: edit this post with proper kudos to the original posters who figured this one out.
I. Brother MFC-210C printer in Karmic:
...found on post #271 here. Thans to amano!
"1) Turn off your printer
2) Open Synaptic
3) Search for the package brother-lpr-drivers-extra and install it and all its dependencies (the dependencies should be installed automatically)
4) Turn on the printer
5) The print wizard comes up
6) It doesn't find your printer automatically
7) Look for the manual printer list in the wizard and open the brother printer section
8) Choose the MFC-210C printer (yes, even for the DCP-115C)
9) Done. "
II. Brother MFC-210C scanner in Karmic:
...found on post #29 here. Thanks to Dave Grape!
"I search the i-net and found on http://forum.ubuntu-nl.org/hardware-en-drivers/9-10-en-brother-dcp-135c-no-way!/msg503627/ the following for my scanner.
We are going to ajust the file /lib/udev/rules.d/40-libsane.rules with the editor nano. Don't use gedit because it left a backup file. We don't want that.
sudo nano /lib/udev/rules.d/40-libsane.rules
Go all the way down en add the following rule under "Dell 1600n and before "The following rule will disalbe USB autosuspend for the device"
# Brother scanners
ATTRS{idVendor}=="04f9", ENV{libsane_matched}="yes"
# The following rule will disable USB autosuspend for the device
ENV{libsane_matched}=="yes", RUN+="/bin/sh -c 'test -e /sys/$env{DEVPATH}/power$
Save the file by CTRL + x, then Y or J, (Related to your langeauge) then hit Enter.
I restarted my system and the scanner works without have to use root. I use Ubuntu 9.10 with a Brother DCP 357c. I also lsusb let me see the printer without the use of sudo."
III. ...and finally,
Thanks to: http://jamesmcdonald.id.au/about ...posted on his blog here: 
"xsane “Failed to create file: Permission Denied” error" after scanning something and closing xsane.
Quick and dirty fix:
cd get’s you back to your home dir
sudo rm -rf .sane
Then rerun xsane
The original .sane is re-created with the proper permissions.

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