could you please help me with instalation of printer Brother HL-1110e for Kubuntu 14.04? I haven't found any official driver. Someone did package for archlinux, I converted them with alien to .dep, but nothing happened. Thank you.



Try getting the official driver from brother website: http://support.brother.com/g/b/producttop.aspx?c=eu_ot&lang=en&prod=hl1110_us_eu_as

  • It would be useful to include which one of three options is a proper driver (website is not explaining well differences between available downloads) – Mateusz Konieczny Oct 12 '17 at 10:15

For me instructions from https://help.ubuntu.com/stable/ubuntu-help/printing-setup.html added printer but it refused to work properly (printer failed to leave any toner on pages) - maybe it was caused by missing option for HL 1110 drivers and recognizing printer as HL 1070.

Going to http://support.brother.com/g/b/downloadtop.aspx?c=eu_ot&lang=en&prod=hl1110_us_eu_as selecting download, selecting deb version, downloading "Driver Install Tool", lying that I read and agree to EULA and following

 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.

Step3. Go to the directory you downloaded the file to in the last step. By using the cd command.

e.g. cd Downloads

Step4. Enter this command to extract the downloaded file:

Command: gunzip linux-brprinter-installer-*.*.*-*.gz

e.g. gunzip linux-brprinter-installer-2.1.1-1.gz

Step5. Get superuser authorization with the "su" command or "sudo su" command.

Step6. Run the tool:

Command: bash linux-brprinter-installer-*.*.*-* Brother machine name
e.g. bash linux-brprinter-installer-2.1.1-1 MFC-J880DW

Step7. 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.

worked properly.

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