How-to Install Brother Printer Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial

July 8th, 2017 by thelinuxevangelist

Brother Printers Quick-Start for Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial




Hello Ubuntu User! This Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step Install Brother Printer Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial i386/amd64 GNU/Linux Desktop.

First of all the Brother Printers Drivers Installation on Ubuntu it’s Easy and Involve only the execution of some basic Shell Command.

Finally included on article a Link to Guide about Getting-Started with Brother Scanning on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Linux.

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  1. Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
    Ctrl+Alt+t on desktop
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Install Brother Printer Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial - Featured
  2. Download the Brother Printer Driver Installer for Linux:

    Brother Printer .gz Installer
  3. Double-Click on Archive Extract into /tmp

    Install Brother Printer Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial - Archive Extraction

    Or from Command Line:

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

    cd $HOME/Downloads
    sudo chmod +x linux-brprinter-installer*

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

  5. Installing Brother Printer Drivers

    sudo ./linux-brprinter-installer*

    When Prompted Insert Your Brother Printer Model!
    Install Brother Printer Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial - 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 a USB Connection 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 
  6. Finally Go on System Settings to Add Printer
    And the Printer will be Recognized and Installed.

    Install Brother Printer Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial - Ubuntu System Settings Printers
  7. Getting-Started with Brother Scanning on Ubuntu:

    Ubuntu Brother Scanner Quick-Start

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