How to Install Brother MFC-257CW Printer Drivers on Ubuntu Linux Easy Guide

February 7, 2016 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist.

Printer Brother MFC-257CW Quick Start for Ubuntu

You are Welcome! The Tutorial shows you Step-by-Step How to Install the Brother MFC-257CW Printer and Scanner Drivers for Ubuntu GNU/Linux Desktops.

Included inside the Article a Link to Guide about Getting-Started with Brother MFC-257CW Scanner Software on Ubuntu Linux.

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  1. Download the Brother MFC-257CW Printer Driver Installer for Ubuntu

    Brother Printer .gz Installer

    First, Choose Driver Install Tool
    Then Select the Language: English or English (China)
    The Driver Installation Script is the Same for All Brother Printers!

  2. Double-Click on Archive Extract into /tmp

    Ubuntu Installing Brother MFC-257CW 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 /tmp
    chmod +x linux-brprinter-installer*

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo

  5. Installing Brother Printer Drivers

    sudo ./linux-brprinter-installer*

    In case of “CUPS is not installed” issue then to see How to Install it Here.
    When Prompted Insert your Brother Printer Model!
    Linux Ubuntu Install Brother MFC-257CW Printer Drivers - Terminal
    Then the Installer will Provide Automatically to Download and Install the Printer and potentially also the Scanner Drivers…
    Again following the CLI wizard, when Prompted about a Device URI:

  6. Finally, Go on System Settings to Add Printer
    And the Printer should be Recognized and Installed

    Install Brother Printer Ubuntu - Ubuntu System Settings Printers
  7. Get Started with Brother Scanning on Ubuntu

    Scanner Brother GNU/Linux Quick Start

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