Looked for that file, Eddy, but couldn't find it. But it won be necessary. Both printer and scanner work now. I followed the exact procedure, starting with this link http://support.brother.com/g/b/produ...mfcj5910dw_all
I clicked on Downloads, then on Linux, then on deb and on Search. A list of files followed. As I don't use the fax and have no need for the source code, I downloaded only the driver installer tool, 2 printer driver files en 3 scanner driver 32bit files.
I started the installation with the Driver Install tool. All the files I downloaded, were in the map Downloads.
The instructions that Brother gave, gave me some problems. I had to go there, buth the commandline cd /home/joep/Downloads
wouldn't work. I had to try a dozen times before it succeeded. In the next two commandlines you have to leave 'Command:' out; the way it is written is confusing. Don't forget to change the asterisks/hypfen in numbers; in my case 2.0.0.-1. In the second commandline I had to change 'Brother machine name' in 'MFC-J5910DW'; so only the modelnumber is needed.
The installation of the drivers is all done by the installer tool. A few times I had to make a choice: y/n. And as I am a network user I had to fill in the IP number/adress of the printer: something like 333.333.1.1 When I had to do that the first time I first had to make a choice out of a list of 12. I my case it was 11: Specify IP adress.
As a result of all this printer and scanner are working. I learned that you have to work in a very precise way with Linux; everything has to be in the right place and the commandlines must be very accurate.
Still I have one problem. Since the installation is finished I wanted to close the Terminal. In doing so a popup showed up advising me not to close because there is still an active proces running. So I didn't close the Terminal. Eight hours later the situation is still the same. Do one of you guy have a solution for this problem?