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I am new Ubuntu user My Laptop is "Vaio VPCEB1M0E "

I couldn't install the printer "Brother DCP-J140W", and I tried all the steps in this related questions and topics 1,2, and 3.

When I did the steps in the last link I was able to install the driver but I can't see the printer Icon in the Printers window ! and in the terminal I saw this lines :

molham@molham-VPCEB1M0E:~/Downloads$ sudo dpkg -i --force-all dcpj140wlpr-1.1.3-6.i386.deb
(Reading database ... 180721 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace dcpj140wlpr:i386 1.1.3-6 (using dcpj140wlpr-1.1.3-6.i386.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement dcpj140wlpr:i386 ...
Setting up dcpj140wlpr:i386 (1.1.3-6) ...
mkdir: cannot create directory `/var/spool/lpd/dcpj140w': No such file or directory
chown: cannot access `/var/spool/lpd/dcpj140w': No such file or directory
chgrp: cannot access `/var/spool/lpd/dcpj140w': No such file or directory
chmod: cannot access `/var/spool/lpd/dcpj140w': No such file or directory
molham@molham-VPCEB1M0E:~/Downloads$ dpkg  -l  |  grep  Brother4

To be honest I ignored this and continued the progress and this is the rest of the results :

molham@molham-VPCEB1M0E:~/Downloads$ sudo dpkg  -l  |  grep  Brother
ii  dcpj140wlpr:i386                            1.1.3-6                                 Brother lpr Inkjet Printer Definitions
ii  printer-driver-ptouch                       1.3-3ubuntu0.1                          printer driver Brother P-touch label printers

molham@molham-VPCEB1M0E:~$  cat /etc/printcap

Please ! any one can help me to know what should I do?

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I just removed the package and I'll try again !! – Molham Haddad Nov 1 '13 at 6:53


I solved my problems and the printer/scanner DCP-j140(wifi) is working well unther Linux Mint 13 (Maya LTS = "Ubuntu"):

I installed it unther a plain/fresh Mint installation. So first You have to remove the not working printer(s) within the system...

Then You have to download the drivers:

Select the Brother DCP-j140w drivers. They should result in the directory Downloads with the following 2 deb files:



Use bv/ag. the Clamtk anti-virus tool to check these .deb files against viruses or malware. Hence! You downloaded them outside the protected area. (Also use the rkhunter...)

( sudo apt-get install clamtk

sudo apt-get install rkhunter

sudo rkhunter --update

sudo rkhunter --propupd

and scan with sudo rkhunter --check --sk

Probebly the rkhunter will react with some false "positives", so don't panic. Check them out with Google. This is my rkhunter result:

System checks summary

File properties checks... Files checked: 139 Suspect files: 1

Rootkit checks... Rootkits checked : 245 Possible rootkits: 0

Applications checks... All checks skipped

The system checks took: 1 minute and 55 seconds

All results have been written to the log file (/var/log/rkhunter.log)

One or more warnings have been found while checking the system. Please check the log file (/var/log/rkhunter.log)

Look at this result: Possible rootkits: 0 It always should be zero. If it is not zero then You've got a serious problem. You have to shutdown and install Linux "fresh" again.


Then start a console, the "DOS"-enviroment of Linux... From here copy/paste all letterly:

sudo apt-get install tcsh

cd Downloads

sudo mkdir /var/spool/lpd

sudo dpkg -i --force-all dcpj140wlpr-1.1.3-6.i386.deb

sudo dpkg -i --force-all dcpj140wcupswrapper-1.1.3-6.i386.deb

Linux/Mint/Ubuntu installed the USB-version of the DCP-j140w. With:

dpkg -l | grep Brother

You should get a output like this:

ii dcpj140wcupswrapper 1.1.3-6 Brother CUPS Inkjet Printer Definitions

ii dcpj140wlpr 1.1.3-6 Brother lpr Inkjet Printer Definitions

ii printer-driver-ptouch 1.3-3ubuntu0.1 printer driver Brother P-touch label printers

Go to System/Hardware/Printer-configuration:

And You see the usb-version of the DCP-j140w installed. In the URI You see the USB-link...

If this printer was working well unther Windows/Android, it should work unther Linux as well...

Go to New Printer and wait until You see something like this:


Select that one and delete the all the previous versions of the J140W.

After that select printing a testpage:

Within Wifi it should print an Ubuntu testpage...

And now the scanner:

You have to download the scanner .deb files first on:

Find them in the Downloads dir, named as:



Again: They are downloaded out of the secured enviroment. Check them first.

I can't say this often enough... On internet thrust nobody, only You're selves.

On Linux Mint Xsane is installed properly. If not You have to install Xsane first: sudo apt-get install xsane would do. Don't ask, copy/paste and execute...

Then type (copy/paste):

sudo dpkg -i brscan4-0.4.2-1.i386.deb

sudo dpkg -i --force-all brscan-skey-0.2.4-1.i386.deb

To check out:

dpkg -l | grep Brother


Then whe have to find out the IP-address of ou're printer.

Therefore whe install this:

sudo apt-get install nmap zenmap

To check out: sudo nmap 192.168.1.*

Look for the ip-address where in is a item like this: xxx/tcp open printer. That's the right one. Note that ip-address: that's Your'e printer. All right!!!

Or use Zenmap (in root/sudo:)

If whe know the ip-address of the printer whe finally end with:

brsaneconfig4 -a name=SCANNER model=DCP-j140w (Where xxx = the ip-address of the printer.

Startingup Xsane should now work properly.

Enjoy working with You're Wifi printer/scanner,

Greetings, Grasjap

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Thank you I was able to install the Printer and the scanner already but the information that you gave regarding the anti virus and the rootkits was very helpful – Molham Haddad Jun 19 '14 at 1:09

Good guide man ;) But if you printer is wifi !! This should be an address of it:


And drivers are here, rest is ok ;)

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I installed the drivers for printer and scanner (DCP-J140W) but I could not manage to scan over wifi (printer worked fine over wifi). However, I changed the IP of the printer, reinstalled the drivers and now everything works like a charm.


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