I own a Brother Printer/Scanner, model MFC-J270W. I'm running on both a Sony Vaio laptop with ATI graphics and a core i5, and an older Dell desktop with a Core 2 Duo. I had no problems installing it on (K)Ubuntu 11.04, but now on 11.10 I've had horrible trouble installing it in either 64-bit, or 32 bit.
I don't exactly remember what I did last time to install the driver, but I believe I did the same thing I've done this time around. I downloaded the easy copy-to-the-terminal text (which can be found here: http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public_s/id/linux/en/faq_prn.html#f00090 , made an sh file with the text, and ran it as root. I've had no luck with it so far.
One of my main questions is, when I run the sh file, it asks me if I'm going to enter my device URI. I haven't yet found the URI of the printer, and wouldn't know where to look. So, if anyone can help, I would appreciate either a link to another driver download that will work without too much technological know-how (I can do simple bash commands, but have yet to learn how to install tar.gz app packages) or a different solution to my problem. Thanks :-)
If it matters, I never installed the driver on my Linux partition on the laptop, because only 32-bit support had been released by Brother at the time.