How to Install Brother Printer Driver in Linux Mint 18.1 Serena LTS

January 16, 2017 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Brother Printer Driver Linux Mint 18.1 Setup Guide

Hello Mint User! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How to Install Brother Printers Driver on Linux Mint 18.1 Serena LTS 32/64-bit Mate/Cinnamon/Kde/Xfce Desktop.

The Brother Printers Driver Installation on Mint is Easy and Require only the Execution on Shell of some Commands.

Included inside the Article a Link to Guide about How to Getting-Started with Brother Scanners on Mint 18.1 Serena LTS Linux.

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  1. Download the Brother Printer Driver Installer for Linux

    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/Right-Click on Archive Extract into /tmp

    Linux Mint 18.1 Serena 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
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

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  4. Give Execution Permission

    cd $HOME/Downloads
    sudo su

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

    chmod +x linux-brprinter-installer*
  5. Installing Brother Printer & Scanner Drivers


    When Prompted Insert Your Brother Printer Model!
    Linux Mint 18.1 Serena LTS Install Brother Printer Drivers - Terminal
    Then the Installer will Provide Automatically to Download and Install the Printer and potentially also the Scanner Drivers…
    When Prompted about a Device URI:

    Last to Achieve the SuperUser session:

  6. Finally, Go to System Settings and Add Printer

  7. Getting-Started with Brother Scanning on Linux Mint

    Mint Linux Scanner Quick Start

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