Brother printer: Install on Debian

Brother printers work great on Linux. However, in order to make use of all supported features such as toner-save, you’ll need to install the manufacturer’s driver.

wget https://download.brother.com/welcome/dlf006893/linux-brprinter-installer-2.2.1-1.gz
gunzip linux-brprinter-installer-*.*.*-*.gz

Turn on printer

sudo bash linux-brprinter-installer-2.2.1-1.gz

Will you specify Device URI: Yes. Next, choose “auto”.

For the brscankey tool, look up the IP-address of your printer in your printer or router.

Although you have now installed the printer using the manufacturer’s drivers, every time you turn on the printer, CUPS will autodetect it and also present it using the generic drivers.

To disable this feature enter:

sudo systemctl disable cups-browsed
sudo systemctl stop cups-browsed

After doing this, you should see only one entry for the printer in your printer settings.

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