I recently switched from Linux Mint to Linux Elementary, but now I can not use my Brother DCP-J152W any more, is there a solution to solve this problem or should I buy a new printer that is more up to date and what is the best printer to chose?

  • Thanks Mr. Schulze, I will try/ Aug 6, 2019 at 7:59

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Try to download the linux (deb) drivers from Support page. (I would try it with the Driver Install Tool from this mentioned support page.) Maybe you need to install a deb package manager first (sudo apt install eddy), but I did not try to install the printer drivers.

Then follow the install instructions on the support page:

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. sudo 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.

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