Step-by-step – Brother Scanner Ubuntu 20.04 Installation Guide

December 9, 2019 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Setting Up

  1. 2. Getting Installation Script

    Download the Brother Scanner Driver Installer for Linux

    Brother Scanner .gz Installer

    And the Installation Script is the Same for All Brother Printers!

  2. 3. Extracting Package

    Double-Click on Archive Extract into /tmp

    Install Brother Scanner on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal - Archive Extraction

    Or from Command Line:

    gunzip -c $HOME/Downloads/linux-brprinter-installer*.gz > /tmp/linux-brprinter-installer
  3. 4. Setting Permissions

    Give Execution Permission

    cd /tmp
    sudo chmod +x linux-brprinter-installer*

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo

  4. 5. Installing Brother Scanner Driver

    Now to Install Brother Scanner Drivers

    sudo ./linux-brprinter-installer*

    When Prompted Insert Your Brother Scanner Model!
    Install Brother Scanner on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal - Terminal
    Then the Installer will Provide Automatically to Download and Install the Scanner and potentially also the Scanner Drivers…
    When Prompted about a Device URI:

  5. 6. Adding Brother Scanner

    Then to Add Brother Scanner
    But for a Printer instead Add Printer
    So Open Ubuntu Settings:

     - Open Settings

    Simply Hit ‘Cmd’/’Win’ and Search for ‘Settings’.

    And Install Printer on Ubuntu Desktop
    This is needed only to complete the Printer Setup

     - Ubuntu Settings Devices

    Click the ‘Add Printer’ Button:

     - Add Scanner

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