I am new to Linux and just done installed Ubuntu 16.04. I have the local USB printer Brother DCP-7065 DCN and it worked fine in the Ubuntu. However, the Simple Scanner apps does not see the scanner. Steps I took so far.

Downloaded 64 bit scanner drivers brscan4-0.4.2-1.amd64.deb, brscan-skey-0.2.4-1.amd64.deb and brother-udev-rule-type1-1.0.0-1.all.deb. I installed all of them.

sudo dpkg  -i  --force-all brscan4-0.4.2-1.amd64.deb
sudo dpkg  -i  --force-all brscan-skey-0.2.4-1.amd64.deb
sudo dpkg -i brother-udev-rule-type1-1.0.0-1.all.deb  

No errors.

I ran dpkg -l | grep Brother:

ii  brscan-skey                            0.2.4-1                                                     amd64        Brother Linux scanner S-KEY tool
ii  brscan4                                    0.4.2-1                                                     amd64        Brother Scanner Driver
ii  printer-driver-brlaser                     3-5~ubuntu1                                                 amd64        printer driver for (some) Brother laser printers
ii  printer-driver-ptouch                      1.4-1                                                       amd64        printer driver Brother P-touch label printers

I check the config.dll file and see brother4 listed in there.

I ran sane-find-scanner and it said

# No SCSI scanners found. If you expected something different, make sure that
# you have loaded a kernel SCSI driver for your SCSI adapter.

"Unable to connect scanner" message came up when I used Simple scanner .

What I have missed? Thank you.


I had this printer before, I only used the debs on the brother's page:


Look for Scanner Drivers you need 32 or 64bit.

Hope it can help you.


I tried this solution from this post and it worked. The only thing I changed was set ip to although this is local USB printer.

brsaneconfig4 -a name=SCANNER model=DCP-7065DCN ip=

Getting my brother MFC-J825DW working as a network scanner

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