Setting up the DCP-357c in Ubuntu 10.10

In this earlier post I wrote down how I installed my Brother DCP-357c in Ubuntu 10.04

After upgrading to 10.10 the top edge of every page was cut off.
I ran into a post on where a the same problem was explained.

  1. Remove the brother-lpr-driver-extra & brother-cups-wrapper-extra from Synaptic Package Manager
  2. Download the drivers from the Brother site
  3. Then issue the following command
  4. # sudo mkdir -p /usr/share/cups/model
    # sudo mkdir -p /var/spool/lpd/dcp353c
    # sudo dpkg -i --force-all dcp353c*
  5. Download the brscan2 from the Brother site and then
  6. # sudo dpkg -i brscan*
  7. Then give the scanner the proper permissions
  8. # gksudo gedit /lib/udev/rules.d/40-libsane.rules
  9. Add this to the end of the hardware list of the file
  10. #Brother DCP-357C
    ATTRS{idVendor}==”04f9″, ATTRS{idProduct}==”01e4″, ENV{libsane_matched}=”yes”
  11. And finally restart udev:
# sudo service udev restart

Ubuntu 10.04 with Brother DCP-357c

My home computer is still running Windows XP.
The main reason for this is my printer. It’s a Brother DCP-357c.

For a long time I tried to make it work under Ubuntu.
I was giving up the hope that it would ever work.
After upgrading my laptop to Ubuntu 10.04 I thought to give it one more try.


Here’s how I did it.

First install the Brother drivers with Synaptic. Search for “Brother” and you will find the following packages.

Install them for printing support.

Then download and install brscan2 from the Brother site.
You can find it here.

Open a terminal and type


You’ll get a output similar like this:

Bus 006 Device 002: ID 04f9:01e4 Brother Industries, Ltd DCP-357C

After ID you will find the Vendor ID (04f9) and the Product ID (01e4)
You will need both of them, so remember them.

In the terminal type the following:

gksudo gedit /lib/udev/rules.d/40-libsane.rules

Add the following lines to the end of the hardware list

#Brother DCP-357C
ATTRS{idVendor}==”04f9″, ATTRS{idProduct}==”01e4″, ENV{libsane_matched}=”yes”

Save the file and restart your computer.
After the restart Ubuntu will find your printer but gives the message that the correct drivers are not installed.
Chose to manually select the driver and select the Brother DCP-353C. Print the test page and everything should work like a charm.

Try to scan with “Simple scan” from the menu. This should work also.