Installing Brother MFU drivers on Ubuntu

Summary of installation: install java, install lpr driver, CUPS driver, setup the device, perform test.

  • See documentation<
  • Brother's drivers need java (for their fax request window). sun-java5-jre was chosen as it would take less total space than other options like idectea-java or openjdk. installation will require manual confirmation of license agreements.
apt-get install -y sun-java5-jre<
  • Create prerequisite directory:
mkdir /usr/share/cups/model<
  • Install lpr driver (prerequisite):
dpkg -i brmfcfaxlpd-1.0.0-1.i386.deb<
  • install CUPS driver:
dpkg -i brmfcfaxcups-1.0.0-1.i386.deb<
  • Install device:
  • Try sending a fax:
brpcfax -o fax-number=1234567 /etc/passwd<