How to Install Brother MFC-3820CN Printer Drivers on Linux Mint Easy Guide

May 23, 2016 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist.

Printer Brother MFC-3820CN Quick Start for Linux Mint

You are Welcome! The Tutorial shows you Step-by-Step How to Install the Brother MFC-3820CN 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-3820CN Scanning and Faxing on Linux Mint.

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  1. Download the Brother Printer Driver Installer for Mint

    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

    Linux Mint Installing Brother MFC-3820CN 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
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Install Brother MFC-3820CN Printer Drivers on Linux Mint - Open Terminal
  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 Mint Install Brother MFC-3820CN 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. Get Started with Brother Scanning on Linux Mint

    Mint Brother Scanner Quick Start
  7. Quick-Start with Brother Faxing on Linux

    Linux Brother Fax Quick Start

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