How-to Easy Install the Brother Printers Driver on Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca LTS

December 8th, 2014 by thelinuxevangelist

QuickStart with Brother Printers on Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca




The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install the Generic Brother Printer Driver for Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca LTS i386/amd64 Mate/Cinnamon/Kde/Xfce Desktop.

Included inside the Article a Link to Guide about Getting-Started with Scanner Software for Mint 17.1 Rebecca LTS Linux.

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  1. Download the Brother Printer Driver Installer for Linux:

    Brother Printer .gz Installer
  2. Double-Click/Right-Click on Archive Extract into /tmp

    Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca Installing Brother Printer Drivers - Archive Extraction

    Or from Command Line:

    gunzip -c $HOME/Downloads/linux-brprinter-installer*.gz > /tmp/linux-brprinter-installer
  3. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

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  4. Give Execution Permission

    cd /tmp
    sudo su

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution

    chmod +x linux-brprinter-installer*
  5. Installing Brother Printer Drivers

    ./linux-brprinter-installer*

    When Prompted Insert Your Brother Printer Model!
    Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca LTS Install Brother Printer Drivers - Terminal
    Then the Installer will Provide Automatically to Download and Install the Printer and eventually also the Scanner Drivers…
    When Prompted about a Device URI:

    • For a USB Connection Simply Enter “n”!
    • For a Network Shared Connection Setup Go to:

      http://localhost:631/printers/

      Select the Printer
      Select “Modify Printer”
      Enter Your sudo User Name & Pass
      Select the Protocol and Continue…
      For Help see Instructions on:

      http://localhost:631/help/network.html 

    Last to Achieve the SuperUser session:

    exit
  6. Getting-Started Scanning on Linux Mint:

    Mint Linux Scanner Quick-Start
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