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Questions tagged [brother]

Manufacturer of printers, labelers, and related hardware. See brother.com for more information.

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[Printer][Brother HL-L2350DW] Unable to print. Misc error messages

Brother HL-L2350DW | Linux | Ubuntu base I'm using this printer under Ubuntu (Kubuntu) 18.10. I've tried installing it via Ubuntu itself (USB connection > Let Ubuntu/Printer find the recommended ...
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Brother DCJ)-J4120DW printer works very slowly on 18.04, though it was fine on 16.04

My Brother printer works without any problems on Xubuntu 16.04, fast and good. Now I am on Xubuntu 18.04.1 the machine is terrible slow, but I don't see any errors. It takes more than 5 minutes to ...
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Ubuntu Print Server - Keep needing to disconnect/reconnect USB Printer

I am trying to use an old Advent 32bit netbook running Ubuntu 16.04 as a print server with a Brother LASER printer. The Windows 10 computer finds the printer using Bonjour, connects and installs ...
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I cannot install my Brother HL 1212 w printer on Xubuntu 18.04

I'm trying to install my Brother HL1212w printer on Xubuntu 18.04 (64 bits) (notebook Lenovo ideapad 110-14IBR). I'm not trying the WiFi connection. I wouldn't know how to install it. Just the USB. I ...
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Brother printer MFC-L2710DW not working

I've connected my new printer, a Brother MFC-L2710DW, via wi-fi to my home network. It works smoothly on Windows, however I am encountering problems, on my Ubuntu 18.04 distribution. Whenever I try to ...
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Brother DSP-2550DL Driver Issue and Ubuntu 18.04

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and have a Brother DSP-2550DL Laser Printer connected to my WiFi. Prior to two days ago, everything worked fine with the only issue being that there was a weird pause ...
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Brother MFC-L2710DN printer and scanner for Ubunto18.04 - How to install?

I have the multi-functional printer/scanner Brother MFC-L2710DN. But I cannot install its drivers on my computer with Ubuntu 18.04. The USB-cable is connected. I could not find drivers for MFC-L2710 ...
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Unable to print after update to Ubuntu 18.10 - brother DCP 7065DN USB

I have a Brother DCP 7065DN printer connected by USB which stopped working after upgrading to Ubuntu 18.10. Tried a variety of ways to fix the issue including Command line reinstall of driver apt-...
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ubuntu 18.04 brother-mfc7460dn

my printer Brother MFC7460DN has worked fine with xubuntu 16.04. Since the upgrade to 18.04, the printer is not working anymore. I have reinstalled it, following the instructions according to Brother ...
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Brother printer only prints test page

The printer prints the test page...but when trying to print a non-test page the led on the printer blinks and Ubuntu gives me the message "Print completed" but no printing happens... Can someone help ...
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Uable to print after upgrading Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04 (HP MFC-7470DW)

I just upgraded my system from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS to 18.04 LTS. Since the upgrade i'm unable to print on my Brother MFC-J470DW. The printer is found when pluged in (USB). But when I sent a test print (...
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18.04 and Brother MFC-7420 USB printer - doesn't print

I did setup my printer successfully on 10.04, 12.04, 14.04 and 16.04, there were various troubles, but I still could manage to resolve it in the end. It's 18.04 (64 bit, after upgrading from 16.04 64 ...
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Ubuntu 18.04: Brother laser HL-L2390DW on USB can't print

I recently "upgraded" Kubuntu from 16.04 to 18.04 and now I can't print anything on my Brother laser HL-L2390DW on USB. The printer shows up in the System Settings Printers page. Trying to print ...
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Simple Scan not detecting my scanner (Brother DCP-7055W)

I am using XUbuntu 18.04 and I am struggling to install my scanner. I have tried everything i have been able to find on both Brother homepage and AskUbuntu. I have newest brsaneconfig4, brscan-skey ...
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xsane and brother mfc scanner

Every time I reboot my computer running Ubuntu 18.04, I have to manually set the bus and device settings for Xsane. Is there a way to permanently change the settings in the sane config file so that I ...
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Brother Printer printing garbage after upgrade to 18.04

I have been using the Brother MFC-J6935DW printer, for almost a year, with Ubuntu 16.04 over wifi. Worked like a charm. Yesterday, I upgraded to Ubuntu 18.04. Most things went off pretty well. The ...
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Items not in repository

Two library files are missing from my system and do not show up in the repository. They are needed to enable the scanner of my Brother MFC-845CW to scan. They are: libsane-brother2.so.1 and libsane-...
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Can't Use Wireless Brother Printer (2270DW) Ubuntu 18.04

I can't get my Brother HL 2270 DW printer to work wirelessly in 18.04, from a clean install on a Dell XPS 13 9360. I've tried for hours, days, using all the methods I can find in various forums, ...
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Brother Printer drivers not getting installed correctly due to broken packages. How to solve this?

I have a Brother printer HL-L2321D. I tried installing driver installer tool from here. Earlier, these drivers were not giving two-sided print option. Now, with new Ubuntu install, these drivers are ...
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How to detect a Brother scanner connected via USB

I have a Brother all-in-one system (MFC-J4420DW). I installed its drivers and I can print from Ubuntu 16.04. But, when I try to scan (using simple-scan), the scanner is not detected. I ran Brother's ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 - Brother MFC7460DN printer / Scanner installation [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu since 10.04. Ubuntu evolved long way during past 8 years. But still there is no clear set of instructions for installing Printers and Scanners. Need help on installing Brother ...
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Brother printer DCP-L2540DW printing in duplex despite settings

My printer always prints on both sides despite that in the setting it is set to none. Even when I manually set to none in my PDF viewer (Okular) or in LibreOffice Writer, it still prints in duplex. I'...
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simplescan core dumps on Ubuntu 16.04 when starting scan from Brother MFC L2750DW USB

The application closes (core dumps) when scanner starts to scan after I click the scan button. Brother MFC L2750DW connected via USB, simplescan is latest version. simple-scan is already the ...
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Cannot print to Brother network printer

I have 2 computers with Ubuntu 16.04 and KDE desktop. Both computers are connected to a printer model {{Brother MFC-J5910DW}}, via wifi. I have the same versions of drivers in both computers: $ dpkg ...
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How to install driver of HL-5450DN in Ubuntu 18.04

I want to install the driver of HL-5450DN brother printer in Ubuntu 18.04. There are two driver files: hl5450dncupswrapper-3.0.0-1.i386.deb and hl5450dnlpr-3.0.0-1.i386.deb. It is no problem to ...
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Brother Printer driver install without Internet?

Ubuntu 16.04, Acer i5, 6GB, 256GB-SSD Hi, I have a headless PC now with a Brother HLL2340DW printer attached via USB. I need to install the Brother drivers but the process needs Internet access. I do ...
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Network scan with Brother MFC

I have a Brother MFC-J615W printer & scanner connected to Wi-fi router by LAN. Also, just upgraded to Ubuntu 18.04 (Hooray ;). Already in 17.10 I had the problem, printer drivers work fine (not ...
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Cannot get my Brother printer to work after reinstalling Ubuntu Studio

I've been running Ubuntu Studio for a while and my printer was working when I followed instructions from Brother (HL-L2320D) before formatting. Short story, formatted my computer after trying to ...
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Several Brother printer models not printing

I have two Brother printers : an MFC-9330CDW and a QL-1050. Since Ubuntu 16.04 doesn't seem to provide drivers for these models, I downloaded and installed drivers from the Brother website. The ...
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How to get a Brother DCP-350C scanner working?

Downloaded and installed the linux drivers from the Brother site here. But the scanner still wasn't recognised. You can see here, the drivers installed successfully: $ dpkg -l | grep Brother ii ...
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How risky is it to disable security-policy enforcement before installing a driver?

I am trying to install a driver for my Brother printer/scanner (DCP-9020CDW). Brother provides Linux drivers (printer drivers are libre; scanner drivers are not). One of the requirements before ...
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CUPS + Airprint Raspberry Pi

Trying to install CUPS in order to use my Brother HL-1110 local printer to print from Iphone following this tutorial: http://linuxwin.com/cups-airprint-on-raspberry-pi/ I can find the following ...
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Ubuntu 16.04: install printer Brother DCP-L2560DW [duplicate]

There seems to be available official drivers from Brother for Linux at http://support.brother.com/g/b/downloadtop.aspx?c=gb&lang=en&prod=dcpl2560dw_eu and they seem to work as shown in ...
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ubuntu 16.04 does not see my printer after download

I just switched from windows 10 to Ubuntu 16.04 and now my Laptop Dell Inspiron does not communicate with the Brother Color Laser Jet printer even if I use the printers USB cable. The laptop sees any ...
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Get Ubuntu 16.04 to Recognise and print on a Brother HL-L2340DW Printer [closed]

I don't have enough brownie points to respond in this thread here so have posted here sorry. The latest Brother installer script looks written to handle most models of Brother printer so these steps ...
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Wifi printer prints after relogin

My wifi printer does not want print directly after print command in all apps but when logout and login again all print jobs commits. Very strange behavior, I reinstalled driver many times but without ...
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Download Brother printer driver

Trying to download Brother MPC-J470DW drivers. Got the latest file downloaded, opened terminal desktop. entered directions as provided, but terminal keeps saying file cannot be found has not been ...
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How to prevent Ubuntu 16.04 LTS from forgetting Brother MFC-J6720DW scanner

I have been using Ubuntu with my Brother MFC-J6720DW printer/scanner/fax for some time. Printing seems to work all right. But Ubuntu regularly seems to forget that the scanning capability, which I do ...
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Brother DCP-8045D not scanning on Ubuntu 16.04

I've been trying to install a Brother DCP-8045D on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. The error I get at the moment is "unable to start scanner" unlike the "unable to connect" error I had earlier. As such so far I ...
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How can I make my Brother DCP-J315W scanner work on Ubuntu 17.10?

How can I make my Brother DCP-J315W scanner work on Ubuntu 17.10? After a fresh install of Ubuntu 17.10 try... Don't forget to turn on your DCP-J315W and connect it to the USB port. Install any new ...
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Getting Brother DCP-J140W to scan via USB to Kubuntu 14.4

I am running Kubuntu 14.4 and I want to scan with my Brother DCP-J140W, which does not work. I installed sudo apt-get install sane xsane xsane-common sane-utils libsane libsane-common libsane-dbg ...
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Brother QL-570 label printer won't work since I upgraded to 16.04

I had this printer working fine under 12.04 using ubuntu recomended QL-500 foomatic driver. Since I upgraded to 16.04 it does not work anymore. When I send the print job, the led starts flashing red,...
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Brother MFC-L2700DW printer can print, can't scan

Followed Brother MFC-L2700DW printer does not work to install the printer/scanner driver During the install I can print a test page, via USB. Can't scan though. Going to the printer - select Scan ...
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Any way to get a Brother HL-L2320D to work with current Ubuntu?

I have installed the Brother printer driver from their website using the specified terminal operations. At the end of the install, the script offered to print a test page, and did so successfully. ...
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How can I install Brother printer hl-l2321d in Ubuntu14.04?

I tried to install Brother printer HL-L2321D for my Acer laptop running Ubuntu 14.04, but in vain. Any help?
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Problems with continuous printing in Brother HL-L2360DW

I started using Lubuntu 17.04 a couple of weeks ago, it is my first time with linux as my primary OS and besides I'm overly impressed and pleased with it's incredible stability, speed and friendly ...
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Installing Brother scanner MFC-7225N in Ubuntu 16.04

I tried to install my Brother MFC-7225N scanner in Lubuntu 16.04 64 bit following the instructions here, but I only get the error “Invalid argument”. What I did install the driver brscan2-0.2.5-1....
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How to enable Manual Duplex on Brother DCP-1610W

I installed the drivers for the printer here and it works, but Manual Duplex is greyed out. How can I enable Manual Duplex?
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Brother DCP-9015CDW prints blank pages with one or two short black lines at the top of every printed page (missing driver?)

Brother DCP-9015CDW prints blank pages with one or two short black lines at the top of every printed page. How can I fix it? I'm using Ubuntu 17.04.
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How do I diagnose Brother MFC scanner issues on Ubuntu Linux?

I've got a low end Brother MFC printer/scanner/fax, which works fine for printing in all ways, but won't scan. How can I diagnose what's wrong? I see a lot of contradictory and old advice here and ...