Today, I tried to make our Brother MFC 8840D Fax/Scanner/Copier/Printer work with my Laptop that has Ubuntu on it. I am currently running Hardy Heron 8.04 on it. Here is what I did:
Downloaded the brscan driver as a .deb file.
I installed sane and xsane, but they were already installed:
sudo apt-get install sane xsane
Then, I installed the driver package:
sudo dpkg -i brscan-0.2.4-0.i386.deb
Then, I configured it with:
brsaneconfig -a name=BrotherScanner model="MFC-8840D" ip=192.168.168.168
I checked the configuration with:
These lines looked correct:
Devices on network 0 BrotherScanner "MFC-8840D" I:192.168.168.168
I used xsane to scan, and everything worked fine — just like my printer/scanner at home.