Install Brother DCP-145 printer driver on 11.10?

Asked by Franklin Percival on 2012-03-11

I should like to install this printer rather than buying a new one, but I can't find advice on Brother Solutions. Can anybody help please? Many thanks for any suggestions you may be able to offer.

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Download the .deb file

cupswrapper driver deb 1.1.2-2 13 KB 2008.Dec.09

from this page

Remember the destination directory of the dowloaded file, save it.

then cd to downloaded directory and then install with this terminal command:

cd $HOME/Downloads

Then to install:

 dpkg -i --force-all (cupswrapper-drivername)

substitute the "(cupswrapper-drivername)" with real downloaded .deb filename to see the file name type:

ls *.deb

Please give your user password when requested, you will not get any video chars back when you type the password, so type then press enter.

Can you give the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a


Good afternoon ActionParsnip,

It offers me this:-

No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 11.10
Release: 11.10
Codename: oneiric
Linux ubuntu 3.0.0-16-generic #29-Ubuntu SMP Tue Feb 14 12:49:42 UTC 2012 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux

Thank you for your interest, yet again. My own machine is buggared at the moment, hard drive error, so I'm running it off a stick. I can't borrow my house-mates machine all the time, and I really can't be having with Windows. Perhaps you could advise how I may pw protect the stick, also?

then there is no need for force all option as given earlier. you are using 32bit OS and the drivers are 32bit too. Using force unnecessarily is a bad choice.

You can password protect the boot by adding a password to grub.

You can install the driver with:

cd; wget; sudo dpkg -i ./dcp145clpr-1.1.2-2.i386.deb; rm ./dcp145clpr-1.1.2-2.i386.deb; wget; sudo dpkg -i ./dcp145ccupswrapper-1.1.2-2.i386.deb; rm ./dcp145ccupswrapper-1.1.2-2.i386.deb; sudo apt-get -f install

Should do it

Thanks very much for your help. Now sorted. Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner.