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


  • 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=

where is the IP address of the printer.

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