setting up Brother MFC-J435W Printer

Asked by Peggy K. Mills on 2012-10-07

I cannot find the correct drivers for this printer, as I recently converted My Windows PC Laptop to Ubuntu Linux 10.04.2.

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I also suggest you upgrade to Precise with a clean install. Lucid desktop is EOL in April.

Warren Hill (warren-hill) said : #3

I would certainly consider an upgrade to precise first then

Enter the following commands one by one. You will be asked for your password when you type it in there is no feedback, nothing changes on screen, this is normal just type it and press enter it is being accepted


cd ~; sudo mkdir /var/spool/lpd


 sudo dpkg -i --force-all mfcj435wlpr-3.0.0-1.i386.deb


 sudo dpkg -i --force-all mfcj435wcupswrapper-3.0.0-1.i386.deb

rm mfcj435wlpr-3.0.0-1.i386.deb; rm mfcj435wcupswrapper-3.0.0-1.i386.deb

dpkg -l | grep Brother

At this point you should see both a lpr and a cupswrapper listed similar to below. There may or may not be other things listed too

If you do the drivers are installed and its time to configure it if not something has gone wrong paste all the output back here and I'll take a look to see what may have gone wrong

Assuming you saw both drivers lets configure the printer

If you have not done so already plug in and switch on your printer and connect it how you intend to use it LAN cable or USB

in your favourite web browser go to "http://localhost:631/printers".

Bookmark this page you will want it again.

Assuming you are going

If you are connecting via LAN cable I recommend a fixed IP address (set on printer front panel)
IP address must be one on your network submask thats not in use and will not get assigned to something else.
Make sure your printer is connected to your network before continuing.
If you need help with this just ask.

     Click "Modify Printer" and set following parameters.

    - "LPD/LPR Host or Printer" or "AppSocket/HP JetDirect" for Device
    - lpd://(Your printer's IP address)/binary_p1 for Device URI
    - Brother for Make/Manufacturer Selection
    - Your printer's name for Model/Driver Selection

If you are connecting via USB Connection) Check your printer on the cups web interface
        Check if the Device URI of your printer is "usb://Brother/(your printer's model name)"

From here you can print a test page if you want.

Finally test your printer go to any application and select print

job done

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