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    Question brother printer

    My printer was picked up ok but the scanner wasn't. It's aHL-L23900w.

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    Default Re: brother printer

    For the scanner, you could use the following solution:

    1. connect the scanner to your computer
    2. open a terminal and type # lsusb
    3. it should show the ID of you scanner (mine is: Bus 001 Device 005: ID 04b8:1115 Seiko Epson Corp. XP-342 343 345 Series)
    4. under /etc/sane.d create a file called brother.conf (sudo nano /etc/sane.d/brother.conf)
    5. in this file, write the following: usb 0x[first part of the ID] 0x[second part of the ID] -- mine is usb 0x04b8 0x1115
    6. save and exit
    7. under /etc/sane.d open the dll.conf file (sudo nano /etc/sane.d/dll.conf)
    8. make a new line at the bottom of this file and write samsung
    9. save and exit
    10. now you can test if yast recognize your scanner


    And, if you did not before, do not forget to install sane-backends (and xsane)

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    Default AW: brother printer

    Drivers:
    https://support.brother.com/g/b/down...90dw_us&os=127

    Mostly Brother drivers are 32 bit so install glibc-32bit and libusb-1_0-0-32bit and libusb-0_1-4-32bit if necessary.

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    Default Re: brother printer

    For this printer (HL-L2390DW), there seems to be a 64bit driver: https://support.brother.com/g/b/down...ng=4&type3=564

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    Default Re: brother printer

    Quote Originally Posted by thibdb13 View Post
    For this printer (HL-L2390DW), there seems to be a 64bit driver: https://support.brother.com/g/b/down...ng=4&type3=564
    I found that driver but have no idea how to install it. The directions are confusing.

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    Default Re: brother printer

    I have the HL-L2390DW. OpenSUSE is the THE best distro for this printer I've found.

    Download the Brother printer installation file from Brother: linux-brprinter-installer-2.2.3-1

    After then opening a terminal and changing my directory to the one that contains the Brother file, I enter the following in the terminal:

    sudo bash linux-brprinter-installer-2.2.3-1 HL-L2390DW

    I follow the prompts - yes-yes-yes (choose the auto option at the end of the list)-no-yes-yes.

    Then reboot.

    Then everything, printer and scanner, work great.
    John
    Tumbleweed Home User
    "Do Unto Others As I Would Have Them Do Unto Me."

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    Default Re: brother printer

    Quote Originally Posted by 1chip View Post
    I found that driver but have no idea how to install it. The directions are confusing.
    It is a rpm-package, so you can open/install via Yast (rightclick on the icon and then open with YastSoftware) or you can use the cli: rpm -ivh nameofthepackage.rpm

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    Default Re: brother printer

    Sure. On the Brother site. But Brother's bash script does the same thing, just a lot easier.

    Everything installs at the same time. Printer-Scanner-Scanner key, all-in-one script.
    John
    Tumbleweed Home User
    "Do Unto Others As I Would Have Them Do Unto Me."

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    Default Re: brother printer

    Quote Originally Posted by thibdb13 View Post
    It is a rpm-package, so you can open/install via Yast (rightclick on the icon and then open with YastSoftware) or you can use the cli: rpm -ivh nameofthepackage.rpm
    I tried right clicking>open with yast software>entered my root password. Then a popup opens with "error" at the top with the brother EULA notice. I click OK button and everything just goes away and nothing happens.

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    Default Re: brother printer

    Quote Originally Posted by thibdb13 View Post
    It is a rpm-package, so you can open/install via Yast (rightclick on the icon and then open with YastSoftware) or you can use the cli: rpm -ivh nameofthepackage.rpm
    I'm getting this error
    [CODE][/manny@localhost:~> cd /home/manny/downloads
    bash: cd: /home/manny/downloads: No such file or directory
    manny@localhost:~> cd downloads
    bash: cd: downloads: No such file or directory

    CODE]

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