I've been attempting to set up my new brother multi-function device to work as a printer and scanner using the following steps. It is connected to the network as a LAN device, not directly connected to my ubuntu machine.
- Search Brother support for the MFC-J825DW and download the deb packages for the lpr driver and cupswrapper drivers.
- Follow install instructions for each driver, making sure you have all required packages installed (
lib32stdc++if using 64bit ubuntu for example).
After this point I was able to successfully perform a test print, so the printer part is working. So far I haven't had much luck getting the scanner working. This is what I've tried:
- Download the brscan4 and scan-key-tool deb packages from brother support as above.
- Followed the instructions for installing these ensure you have all requried packages installed (such as
However when I tried to scan it detects no scanner.
I then tried the solution offered in this answer to a question based on a similar brother printer, but no luck. I must have made a mistake somewhere along the line. Does anyone have any ideas what I can try to find out what? Or should I uninstall everything and start again from the beginning?