How-to QuickStart with Brother Fax on Elementary OS GNU / Linux Easy Guide

May 23rd, 2016 by thelinuxevangelist

Brother Fax Quick-Start for Elementary OS

The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-step How-to Install the Brother Fax Driver Software and Getting-Started Sending Fax on Elementary OS i386/amd64 GNU+Linux Desktop.

Following the Instructions then You’ll be Able to Send Faxes from the Elementary OS Command Line Shell Terminal Emulator.

Brother Fax Quick-Start on Elementary OS - Featured
  1. Download Brother LPR PC-FAX Driver for Elementary OS:

    Brother LPR PC-FAX Driver
  2. Open a Terminal Shell emulator window
    Ctrl+Alt+t on desktop
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Getting-Started with Brother Fax on Elementary OS Linux - Pantheon Open Terminal
  3. Installing Brother Fax Driver

    sudo su -c "apt-get install gdebi"
    sudo su -c "gdebi ./brmfcfaxlpd-1.0.0-1.i386.deb"
    sudo if [ ! -d "/var/spool/lpd" ]; then mkdir /var/spool/lpd; fi

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

  4. Quick-Start Brother Faxing

    • Set a fax number

      sudo nano /usr/local/Brother/inf/brFAXrc

      Input the fax_number=[12345678]
      Ctrl+x to Save & Exit from nano Editor :)

    • Sending a FAX from Command Line

      lpr -P BRFAX [/path/2/myFile2Send]
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