Configure Brother DCP-7055W under Debian Jessie

On a fresh machine, do the following:

# apt-get install cups sane sane-utils —no-install-recommends
(Theres two –no, in case wordpress touches the formating)

Surf to

(In case link dont work, go to Brothers support-site, search up your printer, select Linux as OS, and pick the “deb-edition”, then select “Driver Install Tool”)

Right click on “If your download does not start automatically, please click here.”, copy link.


Go to server:

$ wget

(that link might be old when you are reading this)

Then, as root:

# mkdir brotherprint; mv linux*brprinter*.gz brotherprint; cd brotherprint

# gunzip linux-brprinter-installer-*.*.*-*.gz

# bash linux-brprinter-installer-*.*.*-*

Follow the on-screen installation, don’t panic if it can’t find ia32-libs, its going to work great.

When you are prompted for a device URI, choose yes, select 9 (thats input of IP)

When prompted, insert the IP. (DNS does not work…..)


When finished, test the scanner by issuing the following command:

# scanimage -T

You should hear your scanner working now. 🙂

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