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Old 06-30-2015, 10:24 AM   #1
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Question trying to install brother printer


I am told by brother support that Linux is not compatible with brother printers, is there any way around this. Don't really feel like returning the printer or going back to windows os.
 
Old 06-30-2015, 10:25 AM   #2
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I am told by brother support that Linux is not compatible with brother printers, is there any way around this. Don't really feel like returning the printer or going back to windows os.
Not much we can tell you..you don't tell us what model Brother printer, version/distro of Linux you're using, how the printer is connected, or anything that you've done/tried to get it to work.
 
Old 06-30-2015, 10:30 AM   #3
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I am told by brother support that Linux is not compatible with brother printers, is there any way around this. Don't really feel like returning the printer or going back to windows os.
Generally speaking brother has pretty good linux support, offering up drivers for most, if not all, of their printers and MFC type devices. i suppose it depends on your actual hardware, but my MFC-9700 has been running just fine with linux for about 10 years.
 
Old 06-30-2015, 10:38 AM   #4
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Smile brother printer is MFC J879dw

any suggests? Please, I'm not very savvy with pc's. i'm a user not programmer ....lol
 
Old 06-30-2015, 10:39 AM   #5
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Smile OOPS

meant brother MFC -J870DW
 
Old 06-30-2015, 10:40 AM   #6
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any suggests? Please, I'm not very savvy with pc's. i'm a user not programmer ....lol
We can give you no help, WHEN YOU PROVIDE NO DETAILS. See first reply. You have not even answered basic questions about what model of printer, Linux, etc. Provide details and we can try to help. If you're not going to, there's not much point in posting.

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you posted the model number while I was typing the reply. Did you try looking at Brothers website????
http://support.brother.com/g/b/downl...870dw_us_eu_as

There is a Linux driver there, along with instructions on how to download and install it.

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Old 06-30-2015, 10:42 AM   #7
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Unhappy thank you

guess i'm in the wrong forum.....
 
Old 06-30-2015, 11:05 AM   #8
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It will depend on what linux version you are using. For instance, here is a video I did on installing a brother printer on Linux Lite.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCFkMXczJEI
 
Old 06-30-2015, 11:20 AM   #9
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guess i'm in the wrong forum.....
...after you were asked for details multiple times, and still don't provide them. And after you DID provide a model number (still haven't said what version of Linux), you were handed a link to the Brother website, with the driver and details.

How much more assistance did you require?? And there isn't any forum anywhere that is going to be able to help you, if you don't provide details and ask a clear question.
 
Old 06-30-2015, 11:44 AM   #10
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Smile thank you

Dolphin oracle
Just stopping back in to say thank you for your help with your video.... still a little lost but I'll get there sooner or later. it's good to know there is help here and that I will be able to install this printer soon enough.

as I mentioned , I am not savvy to the pc language needed to survive in this PC world. As a friend once told me, I'm still on the curve.

Again , thank you
 
Old 06-30-2015, 11:59 AM   #11
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I've been using Brother as my printer of choice for many years. I'm currently using the Brother HL-2130 laser printer with the Foomatic/hpijs-pcl5e (recommended) driver supplied by CUPS. It works perfectly. As I said, I have never had any problems with Brother printers which is why Brother is the brand I choose when buying a printer.
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Old 06-30-2015, 12:05 PM   #12
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Smile like you quotations..... inspiring .

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I've been using Brother as my printer of choice for many years. I'm currently using the Brother HL-2130 laser printer with the Foomatic/hpijs-pcl5e (recommended) driver supplied by CUPS. It works perfectly. As I said, I have never had any problems with Brother printers which is why Brother is the brand I choose when buying a printer.
jdk

Thank You ... fellow Brother user, brother has always been my choice as well. It's just that I was convinced to switch to Linux, not that I am regretting it, which I am liking. wife has an HP printer which has not printed jobs for me.

I will Laugh but not cry, I may shout but not get mad.... these things always have there way of working out.

Again , Thank You
 
Old 06-30-2015, 12:09 PM   #13
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I am told by brother support that Linux is not compatible with brother printers, is there any way around this. Don't really feel like returning the printer or going back to windows os.
Sorry for the issue here at LQ, some members can come across as terse.

I suggest that you read the following to insure that you provide good information when posting an inquiry;
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FYI: I suggest that you look at 'How to Ask Questions the Smart Way' so in the future your queries provide information that will aid us in diagnosis of the problem or query.


You should be able to get the .deb file from; http://support.brother.com/g/b/downl...870dw_us_eu_as

Then use the Ubuntu wiki to help install cups ppd file; https://wiki.edubuntu.org/HardwareSu...ther/MFC-7820N

While not for your printer there is a cups installation procedure at; https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Ha...inters/MFC7340

You could post to the http://ubuntuforums.org/index.php? since your LQ icon shows Ubuntu.

Hope this helps.
Have fun & enjoy!
 
Old 06-30-2015, 01:21 PM   #14
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Smile

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Hi,

Welcome to LQ!



Sorry for the issue here at LQ, some members can come across as terse.

I suggest that you read the following to insure that you provide good information when posting an inquiry; You should be able to get the .deb file from; http://support.brother.com/g/b/downl...870dw_us_eu_as

Then use the Ubuntu wiki to help install cups ppd file; https://wiki.edubuntu.org/HardwareSu...ther/MFC-7820N

While not for your printer there is a cups installation procedure at; https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Ha...inters/MFC7340

You could post to the http://ubuntuforums.org/index.php? since your LQ icon shows Ubuntu.

Hope this helps.
Have fun & enjoy!
WOW...... Thank You for that super help.
 
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