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

March 16th, 2017 by thelinuxevangelist

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

Hello Ubuntu User! This 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
  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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