to get root access until you log out from terminal.
so you could then do only:
dnf localinstall ./brscan4-0.4.2-1.x86_64.rpm
without leading “sudo”.
the dnf command will only work if you changed to the directory where you downloaded the packages:
usually ~/Downloads ( “~” is a short form of /home/<your-username>)
and only if the whole package name is correct !
for a correct package name you could do the following:
type in only:
dnf localinstall ./brsca
and then hit the tab key (left from the “q” key).
it will expand “brsca” to the full name (I believe it’s called “command expansion” or the like, see in an terminal: man bash (the linux manual on the box or read it in the internet too)
I support the “command expansion” somewhat with providing “./” in front of the package name. It shall “search” only in the current directory, which is in Linux/Unix the point (".").
often (ever ?) “command expansion” works with command parameter too, so
dnf lo <Tab-Key> expands first to “local” and a next <Tab-Key> gives two chances “localinstall” or “localupdate”. I need to key in only the “i” and hit the <Tab-Key> again to expand to “localinstall” !
Advantage are an error free command line and less typing work.
but back to the topic:
“HL-2140” should work if you configured it first (see above)
difficulty may come up with the “MFC-7362N”
the printer driver is NOT in the printer openprinting database
the scanner driver may work, if the driver you’re trying to install will work, cause it seems there is NO official support too, see:
I guess you need to try to get info’s to get it running from vendor support foren or google.
maybe an option is to get the printer running in an virtual machine or an old notebook running windows 7 and share the printer via local network. - just a wild guess by me before putting the printer complete offline… -
maybe you get luck with the vendor driver, don’t know !
I have decided to give up on the scanner. I tried very hard and its really frustrating as I need the scanner for work. I am kind of regretting moving to Fedora from windows 7 but i want to persist as I detest windows 10.
Fedora runs beautifully on my system but I have some problems.
1- The CPU cooler fan stays on full blast after it wakes up after sleep.
2- printer and scanner drivers dont work.
3- I need the Zoom app to work with better volume
I use this laptop for work and I am willing to pay anyone who can help. Can someone assist from this chat or one of the Fedora Engineers. I can setup Team viewer maybe or something so I can get it reconfigured,
thanks for your help and patience. I think I can configure the printer to work with some more patience. Could you help me work out why my CPU cooler fan stays on full blast when it wakes up after sleep? or who I could get to help?
I have a dual boot setup on my other PC which will solve the problem of the other printer. I have had success today installing the scanner drivers and they work on POP_OS which is great. I will try the same process with Fedora OS today. And I will try reading the help centre on Fedora too thanks a lot for your help
Maybe I am a bit late to the party, but brother printers have a very simple but not too intuitive installation procedure.
You need the brother printer install script rpm to add a brother printer
First go to the brother support sit: Others | Brother support website
Then find your printer
For me it is the DCP-J132W
Find in Utilities the driver install tool and download it.
The tool will install LPR, CUPSwrapper driver and scanner driver (for scanner models).
Agree with the EULA and download the tool. It is in tar.gz format
In the next page it will say how to use the tool:
#How to Install
Step1. Download the tool.(linux-brprinter-installer-*.*.*-*.gz)
The tool will be downloaded into the default "Download" directory.
(The directory location varies depending on your Linux distribution.)
Step2. Open a terminal window.
Step3. Go to the directory you downloaded the file to in the last step. By using the cd command.
e.g. cd Downloads
Step4. Enter this command to extract the downloaded file:
**Command: gunzip linux-brprinter-installer-*.*.*-*.gz**
e.g. gunzip linux-brprinter-installer-2.1.1-1.gz
Step5. Get superuser authorization with the " **su** " command or " **sudo su** " command.
Step6. Run the tool:
**Command: bash linux-brprinter-installer-*.*.*-* Brother machine name**
e.g. bash linux-brprinter-installer-2.1.1-1 MFC-J880DW
Step7. The driver installation will start. Follow the installation screen directions.
When you see the message “Will you specify the DeviceURI ?”,
For USB Users: Choose N(No) For Network Users: Choose Y(Yes) and DeviceURI number.
The install process may take some time. Please wait until it is complete.