Brother DCP-540CN Scanner on Xubuntu 14.04


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

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.


Test scan with xsane or Simple Scan  🙂

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *