Setup the brother DCP-357C in Ubuntu

I had a problem where the printer was cutting the top edge of every page using Ubuntu’s brother-lpr-driver-extra & brother-cups-wrapper-extra.

So I downloaded the packages from brother web site. The package are not really wellll done so a couple of hacks are needed. First download the the debs from here

Then issue those commands:

# sudo mkdir -p /usr/share/cups/model
# sudo mkdir -p /var/spool/lpd/dcp353c
# sudo dpkg -i --force-all dcp353c*

A last command is necessary to not have the top of each page cut off:

# sudo /usr/bin/brprintconf_dcp353c -pt A4

For the scanner download the files from here and then:

# sudo dpkg -i brscan*

Then you have to give the scanner some permissions:

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

and add this to the end of the hardware list of the file:

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

And finally restart udev:

# sudo service udev restart

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