Q: I am running Ubuntu Linux, I just installed PDF Studio and I am unable to scan a document.
A: In this KB article, we’re going to connect Brother MFC-L2700DW scanner on Ubuntu 16.04.3. Different scanners will have different setup, you will need to refer to the scanner manufacturer website for more details instructions.
Step 1. Install the scanner driver
For brother printer/scanner, you can refer to our knowledge base entry.
For other models, see SANE/Scanner-specific problems
Step 2. Start Sane Service
Follow this KB entry: Scanning to PDF under Linux and you should able to scan your document using USB cable.
If it does not work for you, make sure to follow the instructions in our troubleshooting article OR you can continue to the next step to setup as a network scanner instead.
Step 3. Setting for your network scanner
For network (including Wi-Fi) scanners, continue to follow the steps below:
a. add network scanner entry
Command : brsaneconfig4 -a name=(name your device) model=(model name) IP address=xx.xx.xx.xx
b. Confirm network scanner entry
Command : brsaneconfig4 -q | grep (name of your device)
For other models, see SANE/Scanner-specific problems and look for Network scanners section.