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Old 4th February 2014, 07:19 PM
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Brother printer and scanner udev rule

Fedora 20 working udev rule for Brother MFC scanner.

This works for me. I noticed that Fedora 20 has no such rule for some reason so I created one and tested it fine. My Brother model is a "MFC-9125CN"

nano /lib/udev/rules.d/40-libsane.rules

ENV{libsane_matched}=="yes", RUN+="/bin/setfacl -m g:scanner:rw $env{DEVNAME}"
# Brother scanners
ATTRS{idVendor}=="04f9", ENV{libsane_matched}="yes"


I posted this as the rule is missing in the udev rules. I think it will come in handy for anyone with a multi printer that is getting a 'permission denied' or a 'i/o error' when trying to scan with xsane or simple scan ect...
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Old 1st February 2017, 09:05 PM
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Re: Brother printer and scanner udev rule

Thank you Worked excellently for me too: Fedora 25 Brother DCP-135C
Old 2nd February 2017, 04:02 AM
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Re: Brother printer and scanner udev rule

Doesn't 'N' at the end of 'MFC-9125CN' stand for Networking?

Why not just put the printer on LAN, install Brother printer/scanner drivers (they have them for Linux at support.brother.com), and have it auto-detect?

That's what I do with my old Brother MFC-8660DN.
Old 13th May 2017, 06:33 PM
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Re: Brother printer and scanner udev rule

great. made my brother scanner work without being root. I have actually installed the dev settings from brother but unfortunatley they only support up to fedora 17, so i assume the OS has changed since then.

Can you explain what the command/txt is actually doing?
Old 14th May 2017, 09:06 AM
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Re: Brother printer and scanner udev rule

indeed Fedora has changed massively since F17. please keep to the new thread of your own about this issue for further guidance.
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