Network scanning via Brother MFC-9840CDW on Gentoo

This is actually a pretty simple process, took me a total of 10 minutes

  1. emerge -v xsane
  2. download the appropriate rpm from Brother
  3. rpm2targz brscan3-0.2.11-4.i386.rpm
  4. tar -xvzf brscan3-0.2.11-4.i386.tar.gz -C /
  5. echo “brother3” > /etc/sane.d/dll.d/brother.conf
  6. brsaneconfig3 -a name=MFC9840CDW model=MFC-9840CDW

That’s it! scanimage should pick it up now

jim@jimloco ~ $ scanimage -L
device `brother3:net1;dev0′ is a Brother MFC-9840CDW MFC9840CDW
jim@jimloco ~ $

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