Brother DCP-540CN Scanner on Xubuntu 14.04

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The latest LTS Xubuntu 14.04 appears to present many users of Brother scanners a problem in getting set up. This is what I did to get mine working. This relates in particular to the brscan2 driver models.

 

Ensure xsane and sane-utils are installed

Download the scanner driver from Brother
http://support.brother.com/g/b/downloadlist.aspx?c=eu_ot&lang=en&prod=dcp540cn_all&os=128

From the terminal enter the following instructions

 

Open up a root Thunar

copy everything from /usr/lib64/sane to /usr/lib/sane

copy everything (not folders just files) from /usr/lib64 to /usr/lib

overwrite anything that is there already.

Reboot

Test scan with xsane or Simple Scan  :)

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