How to Install Brother HL-1212W/HL-1212WE/HL-1212WR Printer Drivers on Linux Mint Easy Guide

March 16, 2017 | By thelinuxevangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Printer Brother HL-1212W/HL-1212WE/HL-1212WR Quick-Start for Linux Mint

Hello Mint User! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How to Install the Brother HL-1212W/HL-1212WE/HL-1212WR Printer Drivers for Linux Mint 32/64-bit GNU/Linux Desktops.

Brother has predisposed a Printers Driver Installer for Linux that will Provide Automatically to Download and Install the needed Dependencies.

Installing Brother HL-1212W/HL-1212WE/HL-1212WR Printer Drivers on Linux Mint - Featured
  1. Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Install Brother HL-1212W/HL-1212WE/HL-1212WR Printer Drivers on Linux Mint - Open Terminal
  2. Download the Brother HL-1212W/HL-1212WE/HL-1212WR 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

  3. Access the Target location
    (Usually Downloads go in the Home folder or the Temporary directory /tmp)

    cd ~/Downloads

    Or when downloaded with Firefox maybe:

    cd /tmp/mozilla*

    To Verify that it’s there List the contents with:

    ls .
  4. Double-Click on Archive Extract into /tmp

    Linux Mint Installing Brother HL-1212W/HL-1212WE/HL-1212WR Printer Drivers - Archive Extraction

    Or from Command Line:

    gunzip -c $HOME/Downloads/linux-brprinter-installer*.gz > /tmp/linux-brprinter-installer
  5. Give Execution Permission

    sudo chmod +x linux-brprinter-installer*

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution

  6. Installing Brother Printer Drivers

    sudo ./linux-brprinter-installer*

    When Prompted Insert Your Brother Printer Model!
    Linux Mint Install Brother HL-1212W/HL-1212WE/HL-1212WR 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 USB Simply Enter “n”!
    • For a Network Shared Connection Setup Go to:

      http://localhost:631/printers/

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

      http://localhost:631/help/network.html 
  7. Getting-Started with Brother Scanning on Linux Mint:

    Mint Brother Scanner Quick-Start

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