How to Install Brother Linux Driver for Brother MFC-J805DW(XL)

Brother MFC-J805DW(XL) Printer

Install Brother Linux Debian Driver

How to Install Brother Linux Driver for Brother MFC-J805DW(XL)

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For you Linux users, we will provide guide on being able to installing a printer driver – this is Debian 64-bit OS.

The core of the operating system is the kernel. The kernel is the most basic program on a PC / computer and does all the basic maintenance and allows you to start other programs. The Debian Linux system currently uses the Linux kernel or the FreeBSD kernel. Linux is a piece of software that was pioneered by Linus Torvalds and supported by thousands of programmers around the world. FreeBSD is an operating system including the kernel and other software.

Compatible Model

  • Brother Printer MFC-J805DW(XL)

Note:
Before Installing drivers

  • Only installation via the command line interface (terminal) is support.
  • Only English versions of drivers are available.
  • The information on the websites does not guarantee the operation of Brother Linux drivers in all users operating environments.
  • Connecting more than one machine’s with the same model number is not support.

How to Install

  • Please, Login as a superuser (or use “sudo” option if it is required).
  • Check if pre-required procedure are complete.

Pre-Required Procedures Debian Linux 64-bit

  • Related distributions – Distributions use firewall.
  • Related products/drivers – scan-key-tool.

Requirement
The following ports are required to be open.

Inbound direction : UDP Port 54925
Outbound direction : TCP Port 54921

Example of the setting location;

  • OpenSUSE10.0: Yast-> Security and Users-> Firewall-> Allowed Service-> Advanced.
  • Fedora10: System-> Administration-> Firewall-> Other Ports.

Pre-Required Procedures Debian Ubuntu 8.04

  • Related distributions – Distributions use firewall.
  • Related products/drivers – scan-key-tool.

Requirement
The following ports are required to be open.

Inbound direction : UDP Port 54925
Outbound direction : TCP Port 54921

Example of the setting location;

  • OpenSUSE10.0: Yast-> Security and Users-> Firewall-> Allowed Service-> Advanced.
  • Fedora10: System-> Administration-> Firewall-> Other Ports.

Now, Download driver / Download Linux driver.

Install Linux driver

  • Turn on the printer and connecting the USB cable.
  • Please, Open the terminal and go to the directory where the driver.
  • Install Linux driver. The install process may take some time. Please wait until it is completed.

Command (for dpkg) : dpkg -i –force-all (linux-drivername)

  • Check if the Linux driver is installing.

Command (for dpkg) : dpkg -l | grep Brother

Depending on the connection’s type you are using (USB or Network), follow one of the steps below.

USB Connection’s

  • Open a web browser and go to “http://localhost:631/printers“.
  • Check if the Devices URL of your printer is “usb://Brother/(your printer’s model name)“.
  • If the device URI is different from the example above, please go to “Modify Printer” of your printer to select proper devices and drivers.
  • If your printer is not listed on “http://localhost:631/printers“, please go to “http://localhost:631/admin” and click “Add printer” and select proper device and driver.

Network Connection’s

  • Open the web browser and go to “http://localhost:631/printers“.
  • Please, Your click “Modify Printer” and set following parameters.

** “LPD/LPR Host or Printer” or “AppSocket/HP JetDirect” for Devices.
** lpd://(Your printer’s IP address)/binary_p1 for Device URL.
** Brother for Make or Manufactur Selection.
** Your printer name for Model or Driver Selection.

Now you can try to print a test

Please open a text editor, write something down and select “print” from the menu.

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