I am running 18.04.5 on a Toshiba Satellite and trying to connect a Brother MFCJ5320DW printer. I have got step by step instructions from Brother as follows
- Press (Settings)>All Settings>Network.> WLAN > TCP/IP > IP Address
Once this website has been confirmed loaded.
Secondly: Ensure that CUPS (Common UNIX Printing System) is enabled on your Linux distribution
By Opening a webpage and typing: http://localhost:631/ and hitting enter.
If the CUPS website doesn’t load, please visit Service - CUPS | Ubuntu to assist with enabling it.
Thirdly: Install the Driver Install Tool from our site:
Then follow the installation steps:
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.)
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. 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. The ip address is showing on printer as 0.0.0.0 and when I get to the gunzip linux-brprinter-installer-2.1.1-1.gz I get 'only root can perform this.
After getting live support from Brother and repeating the message on screen says 'unable to find file or directory.
Can anyone help?