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Old 04-06-2014, 11:10 PM   #1
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Installing a Brother MFC-6890CW (printer)/Scanner on Linux Lite 1.08 (Ubuntu 12.04)?

I'm a newbie and spent all day installing & configuring the printer drivers and I can now print. Now I need help installing a Brother MFC-6890CW (printer)/Scanner on Linux Lite 1.08 (Ubuntu 12.04 - Debian)?

I've been trying to follow the instructions at

I believe I am OK until I get to STEP 5 when I try to do the following command:

brsaneconfig3 -a name=SCANNER model=MFC-6890CDW lp=

I get the ERROR - "Invalid IP address or NODENAME"
The IP address of the device is so what am I doing wrong???

Below is a snippet of the install process from the terminal window...

root@HP6720s-laptop:/home/n7tek/Downloads# dpkg -i --force-all brscan-skey-0.2.4-1.i386.deb
(Reading database ... 115800 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace brscan-skey 0.2.4-1 (using brscan-skey-0.2.4-1.i386.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement brscan-skey ...
Setting up brscan-skey (0.2.4-1) ...

root@HP6720s-laptop:/home/n7tek/Downloads# dpkg -l | grep Brother
ii brscan-skey 0.2.4-1 Brother Linux scanner S-KEY tool
ii brscan3 0.2.11-4 Brother Scanner Driver
ii mfc6890cdwcupswrapper 1.1.2-4 Brother CUPS Inkjet Printer Definitions
ii mfc6890cdwlpr 1.1.2-4 Brother lpr Inkjet Printer Definitions
root@HP6720s-laptop:/home/n7tek/Downloads# brscan-skey
root@HP6720s-laptop:/home/n7tek/Downloads# brscan-skey -l

root@HP6720s-laptop:/home/n7tek/Downloads# brsaneconfig3 -a name=SCANNER model=MFC-6890CDW lp=
Invalid IP address or NODENAME

Old 04-07-2014, 04:59 AM   #2
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I doubt this is the problem, but I do see one thing: it looks like you capitalized the I in ip, whereas it is lower-case in the instructions.


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