Printer Brother MFC-255CW / MFC-257CW Quick Start for Linux Mint
You are Welcome! The Tutorial shows you Step-by-Step How to Install the Brother MFC-255CW / MFC-257CW Printer, Scanner and FAX Drivers for Linux Mint 13-Maya/17-Qyana/17.3-Rosa GNU/Linux Desktop.
Included inside the Article a Link to Guide about Getting-Started with Brother MFC-255CW / MFC-257CW Scanning and Faxing on Linux Mint.
Download the Brother Printer Driver Installer for MintBrother 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!
Double-Click on Archive Extract into /tmp
Or from Command Line:
gunzip -c $HOME/Downloads/linux-brprinter-installer*.gz > /tmp/linux-brprinter-installer
Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
(Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)
Give Execution Permission.
chmod +x linux-brprinter-installer*
If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo
Installing Brother Printer Drivers
In case of “CUPS is not installed” issue then to see How to Install it Here.
When Prompted Insert Your Brother Printer Model!
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:
- For a USB Connection Simply Enter “n”!
- For a Network Shared Connection Setup Go to: http://localhost:631/printers/
Select the Printer
Select “Modify Printer”
Enter Your sudo Username & Pass
Select the Protocol and Continue…
For Help see Instructions on:
Get Started with Brother Scanning on Linux MintMint Brother Scanner Quick Start
Quick-Start with Brother Faxing on LinuxLinux Brother Fax Quick Start