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Help to install Brother printer/scanner please
« on: April 08, 2017, 11:45:04 am »
My trusty old HP workhorse has finally given up the ghost and I have been given a Brother DCP J-315W.
I'm running Mint 13.

I have found Linux installation instructions on the Brother support page:

Step1. Download the tool.(linux-brprinter-installer-*.*.*-*.gz)
The tool will be downloaded into the default "Download" directory.
(The directory location varies depending on your Linux distribution.)
e.g. /home/(LoginName)/Download
Step2. Open a terminal window and go to the directory you downloaded the file to in the last step.
Step3. Enter this command to extract the downloaded file:
Command: gunzip linux-brprinter-installer-*.*.*-*.gz
Step4. Get superuser authorization with the "su" command or "sudo su" command.
Step5. Run the tool:
Command: bash linux-brprinter-installer-*.*.*-* Brother machine name
e.g. bash linux-brprinter-installer-2.1.1-1 MFC-J880DW
Step6. 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 number.
The install process may take some time. Please wait until it is complete.

Forgive me if I sound dim.
In step 2 does it mean to find the file name?

Step 3. I enter gunzip linux-brprinter-installer-2.1.1-1.gz and get No such file or directory.

What am I not doing or doing wrong?


 
 

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Re: Help to install Brother printer/scanner please
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2017, 08:52:55 pm »
It is most likely have been downloaded to your Downloads folder
You could try to go to that folder (in the Terminal)
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cd ~/Downloads
then list files residing there with
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ls
if you see linux-brprinter-installer-2.1.1-1.gz listed then
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gunzip linux-brprinter-installer-2.1.1-1.gz
then become root
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sudo su
then
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bash linux-brprinter-installer-2.1.1-1 DCP-J315W
The driver installation will start. Follow the installation screen directions.

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Re: Help to install Brother printer/scanner please
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2017, 11:26:57 am »
Thanks for answering Sezo.

When I enter the commands you've given and found the file,

libplds4.so
libsmime3.so
libsoftokn3.chk
libsoftokn3.so
libssl3.so
libxul.so
linux-brprinter-installer-2.1.1-1
linux-brprinter-installer-2.1 (1).1-1.gz

I get the following

tanya@VGN-NS30E-S ~/Downloads $ gunzip linux-brprinter-installer-2.1.1-1.gz
gzip: linux-brprinter-installer-2.1.1-1.gz: No such file or directory
tanya@VGN-NS30E-S ~/Downloads $ gunzip linux-brprinter-installer-2.1.1-1.gz
gzip: linux-brprinter-installer-2.1.1-1.gz: No such file or directory
tanya@VGN-NS30E-S ~/Downloads $



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Re: Help to install Brother printer/scanner please
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2017, 02:40:07 pm »
For some reason you have a different ending file name
do
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cd ~/Downloads
then either
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gunzip linux-brprinter-installer-2.1 (1).1-1.gz
or (as you already have the extracted version) just go straight to the next step:
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sudo su
then
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bash linux-brprinter-installer-2.1.1-1 DCP-J315W

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Re: Help to install Brother printer/scanner please
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2017, 09:10:30 pm »
Second command contains a whitespace, so you'd need to enclose the filename in quotation marks .. as in:
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gunzip "linux-brprinter-installer-2.1 (1).1-1.gz"

But as SeZo suggests, you seem to have already extracted the files, so just run:
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cd ~/Downloads
then
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sudo su
then
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chmod +x linux-brprinter-installer-2.1.1-1
then
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./linux-brprinter-installer-2.1.1-1  DCP-J315W
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Re: Help to install Brother printer/scanner please
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2017, 01:48:51 pm »
Thanks very much to both of you. It's now up and running.   :D

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Re: Help to install Brother printer/scanner please
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2017, 08:13:22 pm »
Great news :)
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