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Old 03-19-2018, 01:00 PM   #1
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Installing Brother Printer


I am using ubuntu 16.04, and trying to install brother hl 2270dw printer. Downloaded linux-brprinter-installer-2.2.0.1.gz file.

I need help, step-by-step, to extract files from this download to fully install the printer. Thanks you heroes.
 
Old 03-19-2018, 01:05 PM   #2
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Install instructions adapted from this thread...

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Unzip it:

Code:
gunzip linux-brprinter-installer-2.2.0-1.gz
Run it as root:

Code:
sudo bash linux-brprinter-installer-2.2.0-1p
Enter HL2270-DW as "model name" when prompted, then y to continue. When asked "Will you specify the DeviceURI?" choose "No" for USB connection or "Yes" for network connection.
 
Old 03-19-2018, 01:48 PM   #3
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My dowloaded file is in directory Home/Downloads
When I call for gunzip, the machine keeps coming back with "no such file or directly". I must be doing something wrong. What could it be?
 
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Change directory first...
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cd Downloads
 
Old 03-19-2018, 02:30 PM   #5
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What next? I am in Downloads
 
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Under Downloads I am calling for gunzip the dowloaded fire. Comes back with no such file or directory
 
Old 03-19-2018, 04:52 PM   #7
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Are you sure that the file is actually in ~/Downloads? Do you have the correct filename? Get a directory listing with
Code:
dir
or check with your file manager.
 
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cd Downloads takes me to Downloads directory, and the file is clearly in that directory.
 
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List the file(s)...
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dir ~/Downloads
Copy the output and post here. Please enclose the output within code tags (refer to the '# button in the advanced forum editor).
 
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Be careful with your syntax. In your opening post you referred to 'linux-brprinter-installer-2.2.0.1.gz', but the page that I linked to suggested it might be something like 'linux-brprinter-installer-2.2.0-1.gz'

Also, you should know that Brother offers .deb packages as well. These can be installed with your package manager.

http://support.brother.com/g/b/downl...0dw_all&os=128
 
Old 03-22-2018, 09:34 PM   #11
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You have been very patient with me. The printer is installed on my ubuntu machine now - it shows on the settings-printers dialog box. However, it is not connected wirelessly.When I was asked USB, I replied N. I expected it would ask me the login to my wifi system, but it just went on without asking. How do I let it see the printer on my ubuntu 16.04 machine? Pardom me for for my ignorance!
 
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It's ok, we're all new at something, and this forum is about sharing Linux knowledge. The first step was getting the relevant driver installed, and you've done that so that is progress.

For wireless connectivity, some printer configuration is needed. Unfortunately, for devices such as the HL-2270DW with no front-panel display/buttons for managing configuration, a Windows (or Mac) PC is required as the manufacturer only supplies configuration utilities supporting those OS environments. It's explained here
http://support.brother.com/g/b/faqen...aq00002794_004

Do you have access to a Windows or Mac machine? The printer needs to be configured to connect to your wireless network. Once the printer is connected to the network, it is not hard to configure CUPS (the Linux print system) to communicate via the local network.

Last edited by ferrari; 03-22-2018 at 10:58 PM.
 
Old 03-23-2018, 09:56 AM   #13
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Canon MF 8080cw

Are you able to help installing a Canon MF 8080cw on a Ubuntu machine?
 
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Are you able to help installing a Canon MF 8080cw on a Ubuntu machine?
Yes, but ideally you should start a new dedicated thread for that. The required UFR II/UFRII LT printer driver can be found
here. It comes as a compressed archive .tar.gz file, which needs to be unpacked first.
 
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I have both Brother and Canon printers listed in "Printers". In addition, the same screen says the printers are connected to localhost. However I have not been able to print on either of the printers. What should I do to remedy this situation?
 
  


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