Network printing and scanning-costs a bit of sweat

It is the second Linux OS within a couple of week which I am trying to install a network printer and scanner. Both times it cost me lots and lots of time except the printer went slightly better with o-suse. Scanner still not working. I have used the Brother’sdrivers and instructions.
Has someone time to explain to me the best way to go about installing network printers and scanners with third party drivers?

Thanks a lot.

o-suse is looking very promising :slight_smile:

This reads like you got the printer functionality working, so I’ll turn my attention to the scanner. You actually linked to a Brother .deb file, which I’m sure you didn’t intend to do :wink:

Once the appropriate scanner driver (64-bit RPM package) has been downloaded and installed, you need to configure using the brsaneconfig4 utility (using a brscan4 model device) as described here

Step 5. Setting for your network scanner[HR][/HR] ***Use brsaneconfig (for brscan models), brsaneconfig2 (for brscan2 models), brsaneconfig3 (for brscan3 models) or brsaneconfig4 (for brscan4 models) accordingly. [HR][/HR]5-1. Add network scanner entry Command : brsaneconfig2 -a name=(name your device) model=(model name) ip=xx.xx.xx.xx Example5-2. Confirm network scanner entry Command : brsaneconfig2 -q | grep (name of your device) Example

Let us know we’re you’re getting stuck with this configuration procedure.

Wow …Perfect! That solved it. Definitely prevented me from another sweat;)
I had to do the same for Mint,and only a week ago, totally forgotten it. Grey hair are creeping in!

Good to know that this is now sorted!