How-to Easy Install the Brother Printers Driver on Linux Mint Debian

December 8th, 2014 by thelinuxevangelist

QuickStart with Brother Printers on LMDE

The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install the Generic Brother Printer Driver for Linux Mint Debian Edition i386/amd64 Mate/Cinnamon Desktop.

Included inside the Article a Link to Guide about Getting-Started with Scanner Software for LMDE Linux.

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  1. Download the Brother Printer Driver Installer for Linux:

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

    LMDE 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 $HOME/Downloads

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

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


    When Prompted Insert Your Brother Printer Model!
    Linux LMDE 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:


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


    Last to Achieve the SuperUser session:

  6. Getting-Started Scanning on LMDE Linux:

    LMDE Scanner Quick-Start
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