KALI – How to install a CUPS Printer – The Visual Guide for Brother Printers (Linux)
We all need to install a printer, and CUPS is the easiest way.
Determine if you have a 32 bit or 64 bit system.
Brother printer drivers are 32 bit. You must convert your 64 bit system to a multi-architecture system to run 32 bit drivers. If your Linux is 32 bit, then go straight to step 1 – and ignore these multi architecture instructions.
Make 64 Bit into a multi architecture system.
dpkg –add-architecture i386
apt-get install wine-bin:i386
This means you now have a multi architecture system
Step 1 – Software Installer
Applications > System Tools > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager
Search and Install:
Step 2 – Root Terminal
adduser root lpadmin
Step 3 – Start Cups
Step 4 – Access Cups via the Web Browser
Applications > Internet > Ice Weasel
Step 5 – CUPS will Launch
Step 6 – Add a Printer (Administration Tab)
Add a Printer Button
Insert Root password
Select the Printer to be added (may find an existing printer)
Step 7 – Discovered Printers
Select Radial > Continue
If your printer has a Linux Driver – now is the time to install it.
***BROTHER DRIVERS HERE******
Brother printers offer dedicated Linux drivers – so are a good choice for Linux users (it’s best if we support those makers who write specific Linux drivers for their printers).
Brother Linux Printer Drivers – by model number
Download LPR * CUPS
Install Brother LPR driver THEN
Install Brother CUPSWRAPPER driver
- How to Install LPR driver and cupswrapper driver
- 1. Turn on the printer and connect the USB cable.
- 2. Open the terminal and go to the directory where the drivers are.
- 3. Install LPR driver.The install process may take some time. Please wait until it is complete.
- Command (for dpkg) : dpkg -i –force-all (lpr-drivername)
- Command (for rpm) : rpm -ihv –nodeps (lpr-drivername)
- Example(for dpkg) | Example(for rpm)
- 4. Install cupswrapper driver.The install process may take some time. Please wait until it is complete.
- 5. Check if the LPR driver and cupswrapper driver are installed
- Command (for dpkg) : dpkg -l | grep Brother
- Command (for rpm) : rpm -qa | grep -e (lpr-drivername) -e (cupswrapper-drivername)
****END OF BROTHER DRIVERS SECTION*****
Set Defaults for Printer
Set Default Option button > “Defaults set” will flash up
Accepting Jobs Screen
Now Double Check your work with a Test Print