Using Brother HL-2035 and CanoScan LIDE 90 under Ubuntu

Asked by Walter Buettner on 2012-09-14

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I want to switch from Windows 7 to Ubuntu as host system permanently.
Under Windows I use the printer Brother HL-2035 and the scanner Canoscan LIDE 90. How can I use these devices with Ubuntu. Are there special drivers available or can I connect these devices via USB 2.0 plug and play?

If drivers are necessary, where can I download these and how they have to be installed or used?

I will be very grateful for your assistance and help and good news will support my decision to switch to Ubuntu.

Many thanks for your help in advance.


Walter Buettner

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According to the LIDE90 is not supported by SANE

But there is a little how to here:

You can install the Brother easily as they make Linux drivers (32bit but the new releases are multiarch):

Boot the system without the device powered on and run:

mkdir ~/Brother
cd ~/Brother
sudo dpkg -i ./brhl2040lpr-2.0.1-1.i386.deb
sudo dpkg -i ./cupswrapperHL2040-2.0.1-2.i386.deb
sudo apt-get -f install
cd $HOME
rm -r ~/Brother

Then power on the printer and it should be good to go :)

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