How-to Install Brother HL-1212W/HL-1212WE/HL-1212WR Printer Drivers on Red-Hat Linux Based OSes Easy Guide

March 16th, 2017 by thelinuxevangelist

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




Hello Linux User! This Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install the Brother HL-1212W/HL-1212WE/HL-1212WR Printer Drivers for Red-Hat Linux Based Desktops.

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

So the Brother HL-1212W/HL-1212WE/HL-1212WR Driver Installation procedure is Valid also for:

  • CentOS
  • Oracle Linux
  • Scientific Linux
Installing Brother HL-1212W/HL-1212WE/HL-1212WR Printer Drivers on Red-Hat Linux - Featured
  1. Open a Shell Terminal emulator window

    Red-Hat Linux Install Brother HL-1212W/HL-1212WE/HL-1212WR Printer Drivers - Gnome3 Open Terminal
  2. Download the Brother Printer HL-1212W/HL-1212WE/HL-1212WR Drivers Installer for Red-Hat Linux:

    Brother Printer .gz Installer



  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

    Red-Hat Linux 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!
    Red-Hat Linux 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 Printers Scanning on Red-Hat Linux:

    Red-Hat Linux Brother Scanner Quick-Start

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