How to Install Brother Printer Driver on Linux Mint 18.1 Serena Step by Step

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

Install Brother Printer Driver Linux Mint 18.1

Welcome Linux Mint User! The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install Brother Printer Driver on Linux Mint 18.1 Serena LTS 32/64-bit Mate/Cinnamon/Kde/Xfce Desktop.

And to Install Brother Printer on Linux Mint 18.1 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 How-to Getting-Started Scanning on Mint 18.1 Serena LTS 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. Then Double-Click/Right-Click on Archive Extract into /tmp

    Linux Mint 18.1 Serena Installing Brother Printer Drivers - Archive Extraction

    Or from Command Line:

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

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  4. Give Execution Permission

    cd $HOME/Downloads
    sudo su

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

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


    When Prompted Insert Your Brother Printer Model!
    Linux Mint 18.1 Serena LTS Install 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:


    Last to Achieve the SuperUser session:

  6. Finally Go to System Settings and Add Printer

  7. Getting-Started with Brother Scanning on Linux Mint:

    Mint Linux Scanner Quick-Start

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