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Old 01-25-2017, 03:27 AM   #1
NicoBaaijens
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How to print to Brother DCP-195C ?


Hello,

I'm pretty new to Linux and Mint 18.1 is my first trial.
I am impressed but there is one nasty problem I cannot solve.
How can I print from LibreOffice to my Brother DCP-195C printer?
Printing is important to a journalist. If it's not possible in Mint, I think I will stick to Windows 10.
Thanks very much for your help.

Nico Baaijens (Holland).
 
Old 01-25-2017, 03:55 AM   #2
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If the system does not ship any driver for your printer, then you have to install them:

http://support.brother.com/g/b/downl...&flang=English
 
Old 01-25-2017, 04:04 AM   #3
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If the system does not ship any driver for your printer, then you have to install them:

http://support.brother.com/g/b/downl...&flang=English

Thank you for your quick response but...
Alas...!
The Brother site recognizes but does not support my Printer model: DCP-195C.

Nico.
 
Old 01-25-2017, 05:04 AM   #4
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http://tutorialforlinux.com/2016/06/...ts-easy-guide/
 
Old 01-25-2017, 07:11 AM   #5
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NicoBaaijens,

Welcome to LQ.

There is a Linux driver for your Brother DCP-195C printer and your printer will work fine in Linux Mint 18.1.

You will need to enter various commands in the Terminal to activate the driver, but it is a straightforward matter, provided that your typing is 100% correct.

As a journalist, that should be no problem for you!

Make sure that your printer is switched on and connected to your computer.

Visit here to get the Driver Install Tool:
http://support.brother.com/g/b/downl...625&dlang=true

Click on Agree to the EULA and Download.

Click on Save File.

The linux-brprinter-installer-2.1.1-1.gz will EITHER be in your Downloads folder or sitting on your Desktop.
If you do not see it sitting on your Desktop, it will be in Downloads, which is the default location.

The directory location is either:

Code:
/home/nico/Downloads
OR

Code:
/home/nico/Desktop
Open a Terminal window (Menu > Terminal).

In order to access the correct file location (Downloads or Desktop), type the appropriate command in Terminal and press Enter.

Code:
cd Downloads
OR

Code:
cd Desktop
Next type this command to extract the downloaded file:

Code:
gunzip linux-brprinter-installer-2.1.1-1.gz
and press Enter.

You now need to get superuser authorization with the "su" command or "sudo su" command.

Type in Terminal:

Code:
sudo su
Press Enter, type your password. Note that nothing will be displayed for security reasons.
Then press Enter again.

Now run the tool by typing:

Code:
bash linux-brprinter-installer-2.1.1-1 DCP-195C
Press Enter.

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) and press Enter.

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

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

Last edited by beachboy2; 01-25-2017 at 07:14 AM.
 
Old 06-20-2018, 10:32 PM   #6
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Thanks!

I'm a Linux newbie who was trying to install the drivers for my Brother printer yesterday and really struggling until I found this thread. I have no idea if you'll see this given how old this thread is, but you seriously rock @beachboy2 ! I signed up for this forum just so I could tell you that.

It also looks like people actually, you know, answer Linux questions here, unlike, at, say, the AskUbuntu over at stack exchange. So, maybe I'll even stick around.

Thanks again. :-D
 
Old 06-21-2018, 03:46 AM   #7
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shadiahm,

Many thanks for taking the time to send your positive feedback.

You will not go far wrong by sticking around at LQ Forums.
 
Old 06-21-2018, 05:13 AM   #8
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