Brother DCP-L2540DW under Debian GNU/Linux (Jessie)

Notes for printing and scanning with the Brother DCP-L2540DW. Tested on Debian GNU/Linux (Jessie), but should work on any cups-based system.

  • Downloaded drivers from here: http://support.brother.com/g/b/downloadlist.aspx?c=us&lang=en&prod=dcpl2540dw_us_as&os=128

    • NB: had to download both: "LPR printer driver (deb package)" and "CUPSwrapper printer driver (deb package)".
  • Install both pacakges. It automatically installs the printer in Cups.

Scanning:

  • Download "Scanner driver 64bit (deb package)" from the above download page.
  • Install the deb package.

Then I had to run this command (as root/sudo), since I run the printer on the network:

/usr/bin/brsaneconfig4 -a name=Brother model='DCP-L2540DW' ip=192.168.1.123

where 192.168.1.123 is the IP address of the printer.

After that "simple-scan" was able to detect the printer. Scanning from the tray worked fine.

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