Saturday, September 4, 2010

Configuring a Brother MFC-7820N on Fedora 13

I always need to check what driver and RPM is needed to get my the best out of my printer and have it enabled to scan over the network.

This are some notes mainly for myself, but maybe they are helpful for someone else too.

Configure the printer and enable it:

# lpadmin -p sheldon-court -L "Sheldon Court" -E \
    -v ipp://172.31.24.253:631/ipp \
    -P /usr/share/foomatic/db/source/PPD/Brother/BR7225_2_GPL.ppd.gz


Install and configure the scanner add-on:
  • download the brscan2 RPM from the Brother website
  • Install the RPM:
    # rpm -ivh brscan2-0.2.5-1.x86_64.rpm
  • Configure Sane to access the scanner:
    # brsaneconfig2 -a name=sheldon-court model=MFC-7820N ip=172.31.24.253

Now printing and  scanning works!