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Old 01-12-2018, 01:06 PM   #1
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Installing a Brother Printer MFC-J5330DW


I am running Linux Mint Cinnamon 18.2, trying to install a Brother MFC-J5330DW printer. Brother emailed me a site giving me instructions on downloading an installation package which I did, however I cannot get the terminal window to acknowledge the download as per their readme instructions. (could someone please help?)
this is the readme:
The tool will be downloaded into the default "Download" directory, which will vary based on your version of Linux. (ex: /home/(LoginName)/Download)

2. Open a terminal window.

3. In the terminal interface, use the Change Directory (CD) command to go to the directory where you downloaded the file in the previous step.

ex: cd Downloads

4. Enter the following command to extract the downloaded installer file:

Command: gunzip linux-brprinter-installer-2.1.1-1.gz

5. Get Superuser authorization on your computer by using either the su or sudo su command. The steps may vary depending on your operating system.

6. Run the tool from within the terminal using the following command. You must change the red section of the command to match your installer tool version and Brother machine model:

Command: bash linux-brprinter-installer-*.*.*-* Brother Model

ex: bash linux-brprinter-installer-2.1.1-1 MFC-J880DW

7. The driver installation will begin. Follow the onscreen instructions.
 
Old 01-12-2018, 01:37 PM   #2
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How did you do the download? If you used a web browser, look in the settings for the download location. If the file downloaded, it will be there.

If you used some other method, please be specific, tell us how you downloaded it.
 
Old 01-12-2018, 02:09 PM   #3
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The download is in the download file but when you follow the instructions as given the message in the terminal window states there is no such file. Now maybe I am not extracting it properly I don't know, but I have tried to do it the same way I upgrade Libre Office. Maybe there is a step in the instructions that I am doing incorrectly.
 
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Quote:
gunzip linux-brprinter-installer-2.1.1-1.gz
Post the output from this command. Copy and paste the results, use the quote tags so the output remains readable.

When you have a successful download, the file will not be called 'download', unless you change the name of the file.

Please post your method of downloading.
 
Old 01-12-2018, 04:07 PM   #5
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When the file downloads it automatically goes to a file named Downloads in the file called File on the panel. The file is named linux-brprinter-installer-2.2.0-1.gz. This is the the name I have been loading in the terminal window as specified, however the reply is that there is no such file. I have tried to extract it first but it still won't recognize it.
 
Old 01-12-2018, 04:38 PM   #6
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Did you adjust the command to suit the actual name of the file?

BTW, it is possible to install the .deb files (lpr and cupswrapper packages) yourself without the installer package, then just configure using CUPS web interface (or your Mint printer config utility).

http://support.brother.com/g/b/downl...s_eu_as&os=128
 
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The file is named linux-brprinter-installer-2.2.0-1.gz. This is the the name I have been loading in the terminal window as specified, however the reply is that there is no such file.
I suspect that you're not executing this command from the correct directory.
Code:
cd ~/Downloads
then gunzip....
 
Old 01-12-2018, 06:11 PM   #8
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Thanks so much for your help.
 
Old 01-12-2018, 07:31 PM   #9
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Happy to be of assistance. Did you get the drivers installed and CUPS configured yet?
 
Old 01-13-2018, 09:36 AM   #10
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Yes, thanks again so much....
 
Old 02-25-2018, 11:10 PM   #11
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I've had similar troubles with trying to install from Brother's website. For those perusing this forum in the future, I found a tutorial at Easy Linux Tips Project by Pjotr. Written simply enough for this old lady, so maybe you'll find it helpful, too.
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/15
 
Old 02-27-2018, 03:58 PM   #12
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Thanks for your remarks, however I moved the Brother printer to another system that runs Windows and purchased a HP which required no set-up as soon as I plugged it in the system recognized it and even printed out a test page with the Linux Mint Logo on it.
 
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