How-to Install Brother Printer Driver on Linux Mint 18.1 Serena LTS

January 16th, 2017 by thelinuxevangelist

Install Brother Printer Driver on Linux Mint

Hello Mint User! This Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install the Generic Brother Printers Driver and Quick-Start Scanning 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
  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 Look: Solution

    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 eventually also the Scanner Drivers…
    When Prompted about a Device URI:

    • For a USB Connection Simply Enter “n”!
    • For a Network Shared Connection Setup Go to:


      Select the Printer
      Select “Modify Printer”
      Enter Your sudo User Name & Pass
      Select the Protocol and Continue…
      For Help see Instructions on:


    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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