Email Required, but never shown. If so would you mind posting some instructions so I can follow them. Here is the correct link http: March 5th, 1. I’ve been trying to do the installation according to the Brother instructions and I have not gotten very far. Kvols povl-kvols wrote on Below is how to set it up.

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I also want to avoid the many shortcomings of the printer lunux replaced, a Canon Multipass F I need a new printer, and of course it has to work under Ubuntu. The –force- architecture switch could be used instead of –force-all.

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I’ve done Steps 1 and 2 but when I try installing with dpkg, I get the error message that I mentioned in my earlier post. From the notes there are a number of people who have this problem so it is a ‘Valid’ issue. However this sounds like the same problem.

It seems the drivers for the are not meant for the N at all. Living with PCL is a sub-optimal by far solution.

I appologise if its too verbose, but I want to make sure I am giving you all the information you need clearly so that you know exactly what I have done and what the outcome is. I understand that I’m trying to install the bit drivers, but when I scour the Bother Linux Solutions documentation regarding bit Linux, that’s what it seems to say to do.


Basically one must follow bro instructions. When adding the printer, the driver is close to the bottom of the list as they didn’t put a “-” in between “MFC” and the model number. Super User works best with JavaScript enabled.

Status changed to ‘Confirmed’ because the bug affects multiple users. I installed all over on another PC running Ubuntu Thomas 21 1 4. The above guide works for Ubuntu I have updated my system and re-tested the printer.

OpenSuse Leap 15 or Tumbleweed of Linux-distros works right away.

Most average and non technical users are not going to put in the research or effort required to make this printer work in Ubuntu. Yes, there are hacks involved, but they are all well documented on their site.

Bug # “Brother MFC N printer is detected but will not ” : Bugs : cups package : Ubuntu

Any thoughts or tricks? I think their site is greatbut you must follow their installation instructions and carry out the pre installation requirements. See full activity log. I believe debugging was already enabled.


My understanding of the issue is that Ubuntu identifies the printer correctly but installs the wrong driver, or, the CUPS driver that Ubuntu installs has a bug.

Brother offers Linux drivers to use all the features: There is a work around at post It’s nowhere near how well things were working when I set it up with an older Ubuntu more than a year ago. First, can you take care that your system is completely up-to-date?

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Brother works well with Linux. Can you boot a Ubuntu Precise Printing and scanning both work fine in dual-booted Win brohter, which is the best thing I can say about Windows.

If I do a search in the Ubuntu Software Centre for ‘mfc’ I see a bunch of brother cupswrapper linxu and ppd files. Ron Campbell 1-ron-f wrote on I have included the links to the open source drivers in the original ticket.