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I am new to Linux, I am using Ubuntu 13.04. Tried to install my Brother MFC J625DW. It found my printer but could get no farther. This is a network printer. I tried downloading drivers from Brother, but got message drivers were not good enough or corrupted. What do i need to do to get this to work?
With any buntu, you need the .deb files. There are specific install instructions at that link Follow them. You probably need to follow and install the cupswrapper driver. Once the driver is installed, you need to go into cups to configure the printer.
In a browser, enter http://localhost:631 Click on the Administration tab, and 'Add Printer'. Cups should prompt you for a user and password. You have to add and modify printers as root user. Enter root as the user, and your root password. Follow the prompts. Adding a printer is fairly straight forward, just look for the cups wrapper driver when you select the driver to use.
That should do it. You can try 'test page' to test the printer. BTW, since this is a MCF printer, look at the same site for the scanner driver. You need sane installed first, use the syanptics package manager to install sane.
I managed to get it printing.
I ignored the errors I posted above and continued installing the lpr and cupswrapper drivers.
Then went to Menu > Settings > Printing
Add printer > network printer > selected the MFC-J870DW > put in the correct URI (IP) and it prints.
Have you tried other variations, including deleting the DW, and using lower and upper case? Have you read and followed the instructions on the Brother site exactly? I haven't checked, you may have, but make sure you've done exactly the steps they specify, in exactly the same order, using the same semantics.