How to Install Brother Printer Driver on Debian Unstable/Sid Step by Step

October 22, 2017 | By thelinuxevangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Install Brother Printer on Debian Sid

Welcome Debian User! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How to Install Brother Printer Driver for Debian Unstable 32/64-bit GNU/Linux Desktop.

And to Install Brother Printer on Debian Sid is quick and easy because it’s enough to Download and Run the Brother Drivers Installer script.

Included inside the Article a Link to Guide about Getting-Started Brother Scanning on Debian Linux.

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  1. Download the Brother Printer Driver Installer for 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

  2. Double-Click on Archive Extract into /tmp

    Debian UnstableInstalling Brother Printer Drivers - Archive Extraction

    Or from Command Line:

    gunzip -c $HOME/Downloads/linux-brprinter-installer*.gz > /tmp/linux-brprinter-installer
  3. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

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  4. Give Execution Permission

    cd $HOME/Downloads

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

    chmod +x linux-brprinter-installer*
  5. Installing Brother Printer Drivers


    When Prompted Insert Your Brother Printer Model!
    Linux Debian UnstableInstall Brother 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 a USB Connection 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:

  6. Again Install/Update CUPS Package

    sudo apt-get install cups

    And if Freshly installed it need also to Started with:

    sudo service cups start
  7. Finally, Go to System Settings and Add Printer

  8. Getting-Started Scanning on Debian Linux:

    Debian Scanner Quick-Start

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