I use Brother DCP-J315W printer and I installed Ubuntu 14. I can not find the driver.

I tried to set up driver via terminal but nothing come up then I try via synaptic with brother driver in the search.

I use driver DCP 350 series instead, If I print , I can see that printer try to retrieve data but nothing is printing.

  • Also check that you have ia32-libs or lib32stdc++ installed. It is recommended by Brother.
    – Cbhihe
    Oct 7, 2014 at 18:53
  • Did you solve your problem ? Feedback always welcome.
    – Cbhihe
    Sep 8, 2015 at 7:32

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The DCP-J315W driver is not available in Ubuntu 14.04 either for direct USB connection or Wireless.
It is because Brother does not make a ddp file available to Lx users for that printer.
On this page, you will find that printer DCP-315CN is supported. it might differ slightly in terms of functions and features. Just try it.
The driver to be used for it is the MFC-210C driver. I recommend you try to install either the LPR driver (detailed help found here) or the cupswrapper driver (detailed help found here) for deb distros.
Good luck.

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