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phil2
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brother printer setup

Post by phil2 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:35 pm

I need help getting my MFC-J470DW to load

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Re: brother printer setup

Post by phd21 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:53 pm

Hi phil2

Downloads | MFC-J470DW | United States | Brother
http://support.brother.com/g/b/download ... _as&os=128

The first link in the link above looks like it would install all the necessary drivers for your printer. Just follow their instructions.
Step1. Download the tool.(linux-brprinter-installer-*.*.*-*.gz)

The tool will be downloaded into the default "Download" directory.
(The directory location varies depending on your Linux distribution.)
e.g. /home/(LoginName)/Download

Step2. Open a terminal window.

Step3. Go to the directory you downloaded the file to in the last step. By using the cd command.

e.g. cd Downloads

Step4. Enter this command to extract the downloaded file:

Command: gunzip linux-brprinter-installer-*.*.*-*.gz

e.g. gunzip linux-brprinter-installer-2.1.1-1.gz

Step5. Get superuser authorization with the "su" command or "sudo su" command.

Step6. Run the tool:

Command: bash linux-brprinter-installer-*.*.*-* Brother machine name
e.g. bash linux-brprinter-installer-2.1.1-1 MFC-J880DW

Step7. The driver installation will start. Follow the installation screen directions.


When you see the message "Will you specify the DeviceURI ?",

For USB Users: Choose N(No)
For Network Users: Choose Y(Yes) and DeviceURI number.

The install process may take some time. Please wait until it is complete.
Hope this helps ...
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Re: brother printer setup

Post by jimallyn » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:54 pm

Pjotr has instructions on installing Brother drivers here:

https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/15
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