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Installing the MFC-240C in 64-bit Feisty

The first step in installing your MFC-240C in Feisty 64-bit is to download the LPR driver and the cupswrapper driver. The LPR driver can be downloaded here LPR Driver and the cupswrapper driver can be downloaded here. Cupswrapper Driver

* Make sure when you download the drivers that you download the drivers for Debian and not Redhat.

Installing Drivers

After you have downloaded the drivers you need to install them. Make sure that you install the LPR driver first before you install the cupswrapper driver. To install the LPR driver put this in the terminal. For anybody who doesn't know to open the terminal it can be found by going to Applications>Accessories>Terminal.

sudo dpkg -i --force-architecture mfc240clpr-1.0.0-9.i386.deb

and to install cupswrapper

sudo dpkg -i --force-architecture mfc240ccupswrapper-1.0.0-9.i386.deb

Setting up your printer

After both of those install successfully open up your web browser you use and put this in. CUPS Configuration

If for some reason you get a error saying page not found than you need to start cups by putting this in the terminal

sudo /etc/init.d/cupsys start

Click on “Manage Printers” and confirm that the device name is listed there. If the device name is NOT listed there, click on "Add Printer" and install the driver following the on-screen instructions.

Setting up Scanning Function

1)Install the sane and xsane packages.

2)Download the Brother Scanner driver from http://solutions.brother.com/linux/sol/printer/linux/sane_drivers.html You need to download the brscan2 driver ver. 0.2..3-0.

3)Install the Brother Scanner driver

  • dpkg -i brscan2-0.2.3-0.i386.deb

4)Modify the /etc/fstab file

  • If the line which starts with "none /proc/bus/usb" or "usbfs /proc/bus/usb" does not exist in the
    • /etc/fstab file, run the following command:
      echo 'none /proc/bus/usb usbfs auto,devmode=0666 0 0' >> /etc/fstab
  • If the line which starts with "none /proc/bus/usb" or "usbfs /proc/bus/usb" does exist in the /etc/fstab
    • file, edit the line as below:
      none /proc/bus/usb usbfs auto,devmode=0666 0 0

5)Modify the USB access control

umount /proc/bus/usb
mount /proc/bus/usb
mknod -m 666 /dev/usbscanner c 180 48

Solutions to Errors

  • If you cannot print you need to install the lib32stdc++6 package
  • If you get this error
    mkdir: cannot create directory `/var/spool/lpd/mfc240c': No such file or directory
    chown: cannot access `/var/spool/lpd/mfc240c': No such file or directory
    chgrp: cannot access `/var/spool/lpd/mfc240c': No such file or directory
    chmod: cannot access `/var/spool/lpd/mfc240c': No such file or directory

you need to do this

  • sudo mkdir /var/spool/lpd
    sudo mkdir /var/spool/lpd/mfc240c


Printers/BrotherMFC-240CPrinter (last edited 2009-07-30 15:45:10 by enhickman)