Step-by-step – Brother Scanner Zorin OS Installation Guide

October 16, 2020 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Setting Up

  1. 2. Getting Installation Brother Driver 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 Brother Scanner Driver Package

    Double-Click on Archive Extract into /tmp

    Install Brother Scanner on Linux Zorin OS - Archive Extraction

    Or from Command Line:

    gunzip -c $HOME/Downloads/linux-brprinter-installer*.gz > /tmp/linux-brprinter-installer
  3. 4. Setting Brother Scanner Driver 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 Linux Zorin OS - 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. 5. Accessing Settings

    Then Launch Settings Applet
    Searching for “settings” on Bottom Menu:

     - Zorin OS Settings
  6. 6. Adding Printer

    Finally, to Add Printer
    First, Choose Devices:

     - Devices

    Then Printers:

    - Printers

    And then Add New Printer:

     - Add New Printer

    Then Browse to “Install PPD File” Driver.

    How to Find Printer PPD File’s Location on Zorin OS

    GNU/Linux Zorin OS PPD File Location

    Or Else Find it in the “Printers Database”.
    Finally, the Printer should be Successfully Installed and Working on System!

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