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I want to install a Brother DCP-J315W printer. I use Ubuntu 12.04 When I search in Brother solutions center there are drivers but they come with the instruction too bad to install. Are there other drivers? Should I use another version of Ubuntu?

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Did you follow this answer for your install? –  phipsalabim Feb 24 '13 at 12:46
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quote too much

This is not working. Should be as follows:

apt-get install brother-* in >Terminal.

Printer is now working

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How is this different to the first step in the first answer to the question? Are you saying that the 2nd and 3rd steps are not necessary? –  David Edwards Jan 14 at 14:52
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There is indeed a very easy solution:

  • Install all brother drivers by terminal sudo apt-get install "brother-* or by synaptic
  • Search for the printer name, e.g. dpkg -S DCP
  • Install the nearest match, in your case DCP 310CN
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