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

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

Brother Printer HL-1240/HL-1250 Quick-Start for Ubuntu

Hello Ubuntu User! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install the Brother HL-1240/HL-1250 Printer Drivers for Ubuntu 32/64-bit GNU/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:

  • Lubuntu
  • Kubuntu
  • Xubuntu
  • Zorin OS
  • Elementary OS
  • feren OS
  • LXLE Linux
  • Linux Lite
  • Bodhi Linux
  • Kde Neon
  • Peppermint Linux
  • Q4OS Linux
  • Linux Ultimate Edition
Installing Brother HL-1240/HL-1250 Printer Drivers on Ubuntu Linux - Featured
  1. Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
    Ctr+Alt+t on desktop
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Linux Ubuntu Install Brother HL-1240/HL-1250 Printer Drivers - Featured
  2. Download the Brother Printer HL-1240/HL-1250 Drivers Installer for Ubuntu:

    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

    Ubuntu 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!
    Linux Ubuntu 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:


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

  7. Finally Go on System Settings to Add Printer
    And the Printer should be Recognized and Installed.

    Install Brother Printer Ubuntu Linux - Ubuntu System Settings Printers
  8. Getting-Started with Brother Scanning on Ubuntu:

    Ubuntu Brother Scanner Quick-Start

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