How-to Easy Install the Brother Printers Driver on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Linux

December 8th, 2014 by thelinuxevangelist

QuickStart with Brother Printers on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Linux

The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install the Generic Brother Printer Driver for Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn i386/amd64 Linux Desktop.

Included inside the Article a Link to Guide about Getting-Started with Scanner Software for Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic 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

    Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic 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


    When Prompted Insert Your Brother Printer Model!
    Ubuntu 14.10 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 Ubuntu:

    Ubuntu Scanner Quick-Start
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