How-to Install Brother Printers Drivers on Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Linux Easy Guide

October 30th, 2016 by thelinuxevangelist

Brother Printers QuickStart for Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety

The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install the Generic Brother Printers and Scanners Drivers on Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak 32/64bit GNU/Linux Desktop.

Included inside the Article a Link to Guide about Getting-Started with Scanner Software for Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety 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 16.10 Yakkety Installing Brother Printer Drivers - Archive Extraction

    Or from Command Line:

    gunzip -c $HOME/Downloads/linux-brprinter-installer*.gz > /tmp/linux-brprinter-installer
  3. Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
    Ctrl+Alt+t on desktop
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

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  4. Give Execution Permission

    cd $HOME/Downloads
    sudo chmod +x linux-brprinter-installer*

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

  5. Installing Brother Printer Drivers

    sudo ./linux-brprinter-installer*

    When Prompted Insert Your Brother Printer Model!
    Ubuntu 16.10 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:

  6. Getting-Started with Brother Printers Scanning on Ubuntu:

    Ubuntu Brother Scanner Quick-Start
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