How to Download and Install Brother LPR & CUPS Printer-Fax Driver for Linux Mint 17 Qiana LTS 32-64bit

November 30, 2014 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Installing Brother Printer LPR/CUPS Driver on Mint

The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-step How to Install the Brother Printer-Fax LPR and CUPS Linux Driver on Linux Mint 17 Qiana LTS i386/amd64.

To Finalize the Brother Printer/Fax Installation Mint Linux You will Need to Install Both the LPR and CUPS Drivers.

Line Printer Remote is a TCP/IP printing protocol and network print server. Originally developed for Berkeley Unix (BSD Unix), LPR/LPD was the de facto standard for Unix printing prior to LPRng, IPP and CUPS.

Installing Brother LPR/CUPS Printer Driver for Linux Mint 17 Qiana LTS - Featured
  1. Open a Command Line Shell Session
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Brother Printer LPR Linux Driver Installation Linux Mint 17 Qiana LTS - Open Terminal
  2. Pre-Install Required Configuration

    sudo su -c "mkdir /var/spool/lpd"
    sudo su -c "ln -s /etc/init.d/cups /etc/init.d/lpd"
  3. Download Brother Printer LPR/CUPS Linux Driver

    Search for Your Brother Model
  4. Installing Brother Printer/Fax Driver

    sudo su -c "gdebi $HOME/Downloads/*lpr*.deb"

    And after:

    sudo su -c "gdebi $HOME/Downloads/*cupswrapper*.deb"
  5. Brother Printer/Fax Post-Install Configuration

    Instructions for Post-Install Setup

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