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Old 09-04-2013, 04:29 PM   #1
charlie45
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Brother mfc instalation


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?

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Old 09-05-2013, 08:28 AM   #2
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The Brother drivers for this printer are at this URL.

-->http://welcome.solutions.brother.com...tml#MFC-J625DW

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.
 
Old 03-08-2014, 01:29 PM   #3
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Similar problem with Brother MFC-J870DW

If you try to install the driver with the software manager it will tell you it's bad.

Got tired of fighting my Kodak printer that doesn't have Linux driver and bought one that does have Linux drivers.
I can't get this to work at all! At least the Kodak printer would work.
I get to here http://welcome.solutions.brother.com...ion_prn1a.html.
and have to go here http://welcome.solutions.brother.com...efore.html#002 to satisfy pre-required procedure (2).
When I try to run the commands this is what I get.
Code:
billy@billy-laptop ~ $ sudo aa-complain cupsd
[sudo] password for billy: 
sudo: aa-complain: command not found
billy@billy-laptop ~ $ sudo mkdir /usr/share/cups/model
mkdir: cannot create directory `/usr/share/cups/model': File exists
billy@billy-laptop ~ $

Last edited by brmccarty; 03-08-2014 at 01:33 PM.
 
Old 03-09-2014, 10:43 PM   #4
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[update] Similar problem with Brother MFC-J870DW

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.

Now to tackle the scanner.
 
Old 03-12-2014, 09:33 AM   #5
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Brother provides drivers for the scanner function. They're available on the Brother download page.
 
Old 03-12-2014, 05:52 PM   #6
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I have the drivers from the web site. The driver is installed.
Code:
billy@billy-laptop ~/Downloads/Brother $ dpkg  -l  |  grep  Brother
ii  brscan-skey                                                 0.2.4-1                                 Brother Linux scanner S-KEY tool
ii  brscan3                                                     0.2.11-4                                Brother Scanner Driver
ii  mfcj870dwcupswrapper                                        3.0.0-1                                 Brother CUPS Inkjet Printer Definitions
ii  mfcj870dwlpr                                                3.0.0-1                                 Brother lpr Inkjet Printer Definitions
ii  printer-driver-ptouch                                       1.3-3ubuntu0.1                          printer driver Brother P-touch label printers
The problem with the scanner comes when trying to configure it.

Code:
billy@billy-laptop ~/Downloads/Brother $ brsaneconfig3  -a  name=Scanner  model=mfcj870dw  ip=192,168.1.106
Invalid model name
 
Old 03-12-2014, 06:27 PM   #7
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Have you checked the valid models? Perhaps a dash should be in there, as in mfc-j870dw. I don't have that model, but ISTR that you have to be very specific with the model, from previous installations.
 
Old 03-12-2014, 06:56 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by brmccarty View Post
I have the drivers from the web site. The driver is installed.

Code:
billy@billy-laptop ~/Downloads/Brother $ brsaneconfig3  -a  name=Scanner  model=mfcj870dw  ip=192,168.1.106
Invalid model name
Couple of things. Try entering the name as MFC-J870DW, and you have a "spelling mistake" in the IP address.

You have:
Code:
ip = 192,168.1.106
Should be:
Code:
ip = 192.168.1.106
Don't forget to run the test to see that it has installed:
Code:
brsaneconfig3 -q | grep SCANNER
 
Old 03-12-2014, 07:31 PM   #9
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Thanks for the replies (more than I've gotten from Brother in nearly a week)
I corrected the typo in the IP and I've typed the model every way I can think of and it's always the same error.

Code:
billy@billy-laptop ~/Downloads/Brother $ brsaneconfig3  -a  name=Scanner  model=MFC-J870DW  ip=192.168.1.106
Invalid model name
 
Old 03-12-2014, 07:51 PM   #10
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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.
 
Old 03-12-2014, 08:37 PM   #11
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Ever have one of those days that makes you feel like a complete idiot?
I downloaded the wrong brscan! I needed 4 and was trying to use 3.

Thanks for the help guys.
 
Old 03-12-2014, 08:38 PM   #12
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Brother has a lot of stuff available, and it can be confusing to try to figure out exactly what you need. I'll be doing that again soon, because I have a Brother on order.
 
  


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