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.)
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?