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Old 03-14-2018, 09:53 AM   #1
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Brother HL-2230 Driver that comes with Ubuntu Doesn't Work


I just replaced my hard drive and installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and the driver for my printer that Ubuntu has for my printer, Brother HL-2230 doesn't work. I contacted Brother and they suggested downloading their install tool which I did but when I entered the following command: sudo gunzip linux-brprinter-installer-2.1.1-1 .gz I get the message: "no such file or directory" I can see the file in my downloads file so I'm assuming I'm doing something wrong here. Please help!
 
Old 03-14-2018, 11:49 AM   #2
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larrymeditates,

That driver does work. These instructions should do the trick:

You only need to obtain the Driver Install Tool 2.2.0-1 (this tool will install LPR, CUPSwrapper driver and scanner driver (for scanner models):

http://support.brother.com/g/b/downl...2230_us&os=128

Click on Driver Install Tool and then click on Agree to the EULA and Download.

Step 1. Download the tool (linux-brprinter-installer-2.2.0-1.gz).

The tool will be downloaded into the default "Downloads" (OR “Desktop”) directory.

(The directory location varies depending on your Linux distribution and web browser setting.)

e.g. /home/username/Downloads

Step 2. Open a terminal window and go to the directory (Desktop or Downloads) you downloaded the file to in the last step.

Code:
cd Downloads
Step 3. Enter this command to extract the downloaded file:

Code:
 gunzip linux-brprinter-installer-2.2.0-1.gz
Step 4. Get superuser authorization with the "su" command or "sudo su" command.

Code:
sudo su
Step 5. Run the tool:

Code:
 bash linux-brprinter-installer-2.2.0-1 HL-2230
Step 6. The driver installation will start. Follow the installation screen directions.

When you see the message "Will you specify the DeviceURI ?",

For USB Users: Choose N(No)

For Network Users: Choose Y(Yes) and DeviceURI.

The install process may take some time. Please wait until it is complete.

Last edited by beachboy2; 03-14-2018 at 03:30 PM.
 
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Old 03-14-2018, 11:57 AM   #3
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I assume the file is in $HOME/Downloads. That's where most desktops would put it. You shouldn't need sudo to unzip that because it's your file. But the gunzip command must be given in the same directory or else you must pass it a pathname and not just a local filename. So you could type "gunzip Downloads/linux-brprinter-installer-2.1.1-1.gz" from your home directory (which is what I would recommend) or "gunzip linux-brprinter-installer-2.1.1-1.gz" from inside Downloads.

Once you have it unpacked, you will need sudo to run the script.

I used the same script (maybe not the same version) in Debian and it worked for me.

Last edited by hazel; 03-14-2018 at 12:38 PM.
 
Old 03-14-2018, 03:41 PM   #4
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I also have a brother printer; after downloading the Driver Install Tool, I 'su', create a folder within in opt '/opt/brother' then I move the file there, unzip it and run the install tool as 'su'.
Thus, I keep things organized in my system.
 
Old 03-14-2018, 03:52 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by larrymeditates View Post
I just replaced my hard drive and installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and the driver for my printer that Ubuntu has for my printer, Brother HL-2230 doesn't work. I contacted Brother and they suggested downloading their install tool which I did but when I entered the following command: sudo gunzip linux-brprinter-installer-2.1.1-1 .gz I get the message: "no such file or directory" I can see the file in my downloads file so I'm assuming I'm doing something wrong here. Please help!
Did you try other drivers via cups? I also have a Brother printer HL-2270DW and I use the driver for HL-2140 pxlmono, since it works best for this printer IMO.
 
Old 03-14-2018, 10:42 PM   #6
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Thank you all for your responses. Thank you in particular to BeachBoy2! Your instructions were explicit, easy to follow, and solved the problem.
 
Old 03-15-2018, 03:41 AM   #7
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larrymeditates,

Good to hear.

I am pleased you have solved your problem.
 
  


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