How to Install Brother HL-1240/HL-1250 Printer Driver on Red-Hat Linux Based OSes Easy Guide

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

Brother Printer HL-1240/HL-1250 Quick-Start for Red-Hat Linux

Hello Linux User! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install the Brother HL-1240/HL-1250 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-1240/HL-1250 Driver Installation procedure is Valid also for:

  • CentOS
  • Oracle Linux
  • Scientific Linux
Installing Brother HL-1240/HL-1250 Printer Drivers on Red-Hat Linux - Featured
  1. Open a Shell Terminal emulator window

    Red-Hat Linux Install Brother HL-1240/HL-1250 Printer Drivers - Gnome3 Open Terminal
  2. Download the Brother Printer HL-1240/HL-1250 Drivers Installer for Red-Hat 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

  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-1240/HL-1250 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-1240/HL-1250 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 Red-Hat Linux:

    Red-Hat Linux Brother Scanner Quick-Start

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