I am trying to download and install the driver for a Brother MFC-J625DW multi-function inkjet printer. Totally confused.

Asked by Albert Smith on 2017-05-19

I recently installed Ubuntu Mate as the operating system on my desktop computer that previously ran under Windows XP Pro. I was doing OK until I tried to download and install a driver for my Brother MFC-J625DW multi-function ink-jet printer. I am a reasonably competent computer user, but not a programmer, but I find this task completely confusing and entirely frustrating (referring to the Brother support website). It says that it supports the Linux OS. It does not speak the same English that I do. Why does the Ubuntu OS use so many weird acronyms?
Help.

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michael (yellupcm-gmail) said : #1

 Why does the Ubuntu OS use so many weird acronyms? This is your statement, could you give examples? Also you can Google what acronyms you have, with the word Linux, with it. Such as DEB (Linux) or RPM (Linux). This will bring answer.

If you google (Brother MFC-J625DW Linux driver) it should give drivers.

http://support.brother.com/g/b/downloadtop.aspx?c=us&lang=en&prod=mfcj625dw_all
Make sure Linux is checked. #2 check Linux DEB. (RPM is for another Linux, Red Hat)

That page should have all drivers you need.

You want to install the cupswrapper fire, then the driver. It's 2 deb files

Albert Smith (alinwelland) said : #3

Michael:

Thank you for the excellent reply. I will try it all.

Acronyms - I find that abbreviated names of Ubuntu folders and files are
so cryptic that they usually give no reasonable indication of the content.

Regards.

Albert.....

On 05/19/2017 09:44 PM, michael wrote:
> Your question #633172 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/633172
>
> michael posted a new comment:
> Why does the Ubuntu OS use so many weird acronyms? This is your
> statement, could you give examples? Also you can Google what acronyms
> you have, with the word Linux, with it. Such as DEB (Linux) or RPM
> (Linux). This will bring answer.
>
> If you google (Brother MFC-J625DW Linux driver) it should give drivers.
>
> http://support.brother.com/g/b/downloadtop.aspx?c=us&lang=en&prod=mfcj625dw_all
> Make sure Linux is checked. #2 check Linux DEB. (RPM is for another Linux, Red Hat)
>
>
> That page should have all drivers you need.
>

What abbreviated folder names are there?

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