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[[Category:Printers]]
 
[[Category:Printers]]
 
[[Category:Imaging]]
 
[[Category:Imaging]]
= Introduction =
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== Introduction ==
 
This is a brief tutorial to make the Brother DCP-135C printer/scanner work on Arch. While this tutorial is based on the DCP-135C specifically, it can be used as a general guide for most Brother USB printers.
 
This is a brief tutorial to make the Brother DCP-135C printer/scanner work on Arch. While this tutorial is based on the DCP-135C specifically, it can be used as a general guide for most Brother USB printers.
 
On [http://solutions.brother.com/linux/en_us/index.html Brother's Linux Driver page] you can find extra information along with drivers for different printer models.
 
On [http://solutions.brother.com/linux/en_us/index.html Brother's Linux Driver page] you can find extra information along with drivers for different printer models.
  
= Printer =
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== Printer ==
  
 
Refer to the [[CUPS]] page for detailed setup instructions.
 
Refer to the [[CUPS]] page for detailed setup instructions.
  
== Printer drivers ==
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=== Printer drivers ===
 
[[Install]] the {{AUR|brother-dcp135c}} package.
 
[[Install]] the {{AUR|brother-dcp135c}} package.
  
=Scanner=
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==Scanner==
 
First, set up [[SANE]].
 
First, set up [[SANE]].
  
 
This scanner works with Brother's {{AUR|brscan2}} driver.
 
This scanner works with Brother's {{AUR|brscan2}} driver.
  
==Scan Key Install (Optional)==
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===Scan Key Install (Optional)===
 
This allows the scanner to be recognized in other programs such as GIMP.  This information is a condensed and consolidated version off of Brother's linux support site ([http://solutions.brother.com/linux/en_us/instruction_scn3.html#config1 Link])
 
This allows the scanner to be recognized in other programs such as GIMP.  This information is a condensed and consolidated version off of Brother's linux support site ([http://solutions.brother.com/linux/en_us/instruction_scn3.html#config1 Link])
  
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If the new entries appear, congratulations!  Your (networked) Brother scanner is now available via any XSane interface!
 
If the new entries appear, congratulations!  Your (networked) Brother scanner is now available via any XSane interface!
  
==Troubleshooting==
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===Troubleshooting===
  
===Shifted printer output===
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====Shifted printer output====
 
Take a look at file {{ic|/usr/local/Brother/Printer/dcp135c/inf/brdcp135crc}} and verify if the value of ''PaperType'' matches your paper size.
 
Take a look at file {{ic|/usr/local/Brother/Printer/dcp135c/inf/brdcp135crc}} and verify if the value of ''PaperType'' matches your paper size.
  
 
(Change "Letter" to "A4")
 
(Change "Letter" to "A4")

Revision as of 05:22, 31 August 2015

Introduction

This is a brief tutorial to make the Brother DCP-135C printer/scanner work on Arch. While this tutorial is based on the DCP-135C specifically, it can be used as a general guide for most Brother USB printers. On Brother's Linux Driver page you can find extra information along with drivers for different printer models.

Printer

Refer to the CUPS page for detailed setup instructions.

Printer drivers

Install the brother-dcp135cAUR package.

Scanner

First, set up SANE.

This scanner works with Brother's brscan2AUR driver.

Scan Key Install (Optional)

This allows the scanner to be recognized in other programs such as GIMP. This information is a condensed and consolidated version off of Brother's linux support site (Link)

First install the brscan-skeyAUR package.

Run the setup script for brscan-key:

# /usr/local/Brother/sane/brscan-skey-0.2.1-1.sh

Execute the tool to verify that the previously installed scanner is recognized:

# brscan-skey -l

Expect the following output:

# brscan-skey -l
 
DCP135C          : brother2:net1;dev0  : 10.1.1.90            Active

After you receive the above output via brscan-key, check the File-> Create list in GIMP (tested v. 2.6.4) and there should be two more entries:

XSane: Device Dialog...
XSane: brother2:net1;dev0

If the new entries appear, congratulations! Your (networked) Brother scanner is now available via any XSane interface!

Troubleshooting

Shifted printer output

Take a look at file /usr/local/Brother/Printer/dcp135c/inf/brdcp135crc and verify if the value of PaperType matches your paper size.

(Change "Letter" to "A4")