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Old 03-23-2010, 10:03 AM   #1
Alvin Chey
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Successfully setup Brother DCP-135C for scanning in Slackware 13.0


I was trying to setup my Brother DCP-135C to scan for Slackware 13.0 (stable, with patches)

These are the following steps taken:

1. Download the brscan2-0.2.5-1.i386.deb and brscan-skey-0.2.1-3.i386.deb driver files from

2. Use the command "ar x" to extract files from the driver files. Used "tar xvf" on data.tar.gz files to unpack the actual files to be installed. Used "tar xvf" to look into control.tar.gz to know what command to run post installation. Repacked them into Slackware packages using makepkg.

(Or use alien tool as suggested by

3. Depending on how the drivers are repacked, you might need to run these commands (hints take from control.tar.gz)
# /usr/local/Brother/sane/setupSaneScan2 -i
# /usr/local/Brother/sane/ 0

4. Added the following line in /lib/udev/rules.d/80-libsane.rules.
I added these lines near other definitions of Brother devices.
# Brother DCP-135C
ATTRS{idVendor}=="04f9", ATTRS{idProduct}=="01ce", MODE="0666", GROUP="scanner", ENV{libsane_matched}="yes"

5. Please ensure your userid is part of group "scanner". Run xsane.

I hope you are successful.

Best regards,
Alvin Chey

Last edited by Alvin Chey; 03-25-2010 at 12:07 AM. Reason: Post is meant to help others who cannot scan using the said printer.
Old 04-05-2010, 02:59 AM   #2
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Hi Alvin,

Thanks for sharing

Kind regards,

Old 10-27-2010, 07:57 AM   #3
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Thumbs up also works for brother dcp-7030

for brother dcp-7030 just change the idProduct value to "01ea"
Old 11-09-2010, 11:30 AM   #4
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cannot get it to work, don't know why!


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