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Brother J497 printer

Post by skadish » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:51 am

Hi, is there a driver to install this printer in Linux Mint?

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Re: Brother J497 printer

Post by Joe2Shoe » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:24 am

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Re: Brother J497 printer

Post by skadish » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:22 am

Thank you!
I am actually debating which printer to purchase. Is there also a driver for the J480 model?
I don't see a linux link on the page for that one.

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Re: Brother J497 printer

Post by Pierre » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:25 am

Joe2Shoe wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:24 am
At the bottom of the page.
https://driverbrother.net/brother-mfc-j497dw-driver/
try https://driverbrother.net/?s=j480, but that shows as win/mac only & maybe not for Linux systems.

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Re: Brother J497 printer

Post by skadish » Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:36 am

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Re: Brother J497 printer

Post by skadish » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:57 am

In the end for various reasons I bought the J497 anyway.
Thanks to all for the helpful replies :-)
One final question:
Can anyone post a link to an explanation of how to install a driver in Linux Mint?

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Re: Brother J497 printer

Post by Joe2Shoe » Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:21 am

From the link I posted above:

Brother J497 MFC Printer
https://driverbrother.net/brother-mfc-j497dw-driver/
https://download.brother.com/welcome/dl ... 2.2.0-1.gz

A. Extract (right-click) the .gz file downloaded above.
B. Make the extracted file executable: sudo chmod +x ~/Downloads/linux-brprinter-installer-2.2.0-1

Install Brother MFC-J497DW Drivers:
1. Turn ON printer.
2. Connect USB cable.
3. Go to location of downloaded driver (the extracted file).
4. Double-click driver and follow on-screen instructions.
5. Click Next.
6. Click Next.
7. Restart PC when finished.
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Re: Brother J497 printer

Post by skadish » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:37 am

Thanks so much for the instructions. :-)
Haven't succeeded printing yet....
When I double clicked, nothing happened. Not even after rebooting and trying several times.
Then I went into "Printers" and it helped me select a driver. It was possible to print a test page. But when I send a document to the printer nothing happens.
Any further suggestions?

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Re: Brother J497 printer

Post by Joe2Shoe » Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:37 pm

The printer must be connected to your wifi router first, so your PC can communicate with it. In the printer settings, on the LCD screen of the printer, press Menu and go to Network (?), then set the IP Address for your wifi router if it doesn't automatically appear.
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