How-to Install the Brother Printers Driver on Xubuntu 16.04 Xenial LTS Linux

October 24th, 2016 by thelinuxevangelist

Brother Printing QuickStart on Xubuntu 16.04 Xenial

The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install the Generic Brother Printer Driver for Xubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus LTS 32/64bit GNU/Linux Desktop.

Included inside the Article a Link to Guide about Getting-Started with Scanner Software for Xubuntu 16.04 Xenial LTS 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

    Xubuntu 16.04 Xenial 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!
    Xubuntu 16.04 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:


      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 Xubuntu Linux:

    Xubuntu Scanner Quick-Start
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