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Before the installation


Evaluated Environment
  • Architecture : x86, AMD64
  • Distribution : List of the evaluated distributions and Brother products

  • DS-620 driver install
  • Update the firmware to the latest version.

  • Notification
  • Only installation via the command line interface (terminal) is supported.
  • Only English versions of drivers are available.
  • The information on the websites does not guarantee the operation of Brother Linux drivers in all users' operating environments.
  • Connecting more than one machine with the same model number is not supported.

  • Notification for using PC-FAX driver in USA
    The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 makes it unlawful for any person to use a computer or electronic device to send any message via a telephone fax machine unless such messages clearly contain, in a margin at the top or bottom of each transmitted page, or on the first page of the transmission, the date and time it is sent and an identification of the business or other entity or other individual sending the message and the telephone number of the sending machines or such business, other entity or individual.
    The Brother PC-FAX driver can not be used with the following products in USA because of the law above.
    Products:
    FAX-1800C, FAX-1815C, FAX-1820C, FAX-1835C, FAX-1840C, FAX-1860C, FAX-1920CN, FAX-1940CN, FAX-1960C, FAX-2440C, FAX-2480C, FAX-2580C, FAX-2820, FAX-2920, FAX-4750e, FAX-5750e, MFC-210C, MFC-215C, MFC-230C, MFC-235C, MFC-240C, MFC-260C, MFC-265C, MFC-3220C, MFC-3240C, MFC-3320CN, MFC-3340CN, MFC-3360C, MFC-3420C, MFC-3820CN, MFC-410CN, MFC-420CN, MFC-425CN, MFC-440CN, MFC-465CN, MFC-4800, MFC-5440CN, MFC-5460CN, MFC-5840CN, MFC-5860CN, MFC-620CN, MFC-640CW, MFC-660CN, MFC-665CW, MFC-6800, MFC-680CN, MFC-685CW, MFC-7220, MFC-7225N, MFC-7340, MFC-7420, MFC-7820N, MFC-820CW, MFC-8220, MFC-8420, MFC-8440, MFC-845CW, MFC-8460N, MFC-8500, MFC-8640D, MFC-8660DN, MFC-8670DN, MFC-8820D, MFC-8820DN, MFC-8840D, MFC-8840DN, MFC-885CW, MFC-8860DN, MFC-8870DW, MFC-9030, MFC-9070, MFC-9160, MFC-9180, MFC-9420CN, MFC-9440CN, MFC-9660, MFC-9700, MFC-9760, MFC-9800, MFC-9840CDW, MFC-9860, MFC-9880
    To program this information into the following products, see "Electronic cover page" in the User's Guide or "Setting your station ID" in the Quick Setup Guide.
    Products:
    MFC-250C, MFC-255CW, MFC-290C, MFC-295CN, MFC-297C, MFC-490CW, MFC-495CW, MFC-5490CN, MFC-5890CN, MFC-6490CW, MFC-6890CDW, MFC-7320, MFC-7340, MFC-7440N, MFC-7450, MFC-7840N, MFC-7840W, MFC-790CW, MFC-795CW, MFC-8370DN, MFC-8380DN, MFC-8480DN, MFC-8670DN, MFC-8680DN, MFC-8880DN, MFC-8890DW MFC-990CW, MFC-9010CN, MFC-9120CN, MFC-9320CW

    Pre-Required Procedures

  • Pre-required Procedure (1)
  • Related distributions
    openSUSE 10.3 or earlier
    Related products/drivers
    cupswrapper printer/PC-FAX drivers
    Requirement
    "lppasswd -g sys -a root" command is required before the installation.
    (Setting the root password is required befor you can issue this command.)

  • Pre-required Procedure (2)
  • Related distributions
    Ubuntu8.04 or greater
    Related products/drivers
    cupswrapper printer/PC-FAX drivers
    Requirement
    1. "sudo aa-complain cupsd" command is required before the installation.
    2. "sudo mkdir /usr/share/cups/model" command (as it is) is required before the installation.

  • Pre-required Procedure (3)
  • Related distributions
    Debian, Ubuntu, openSUSE, Redhat
    Related products/drivers
    Printer drivers for DCP-1000, DCP-1400, DCP-8020, DCP-8025D, DCP-8040, DCP-8045D, DCP-8060, DCP-8065DN, FAX-2850, FAX-2900, FAX-3800, FAX-4100, FAX-4750e, FAX-5750e, HL-1030, HL-1230, HL-1240, HL-1250, HL-1270N, HL-1430, HL-1440, HL-1450, HL-1470N, HL-1650, HL-1670N, HL-1850, HL-1870N, HL-5030, HL-5040, HL-5050, HL-5070N, HL-5130, HL-5140, HL-5150D, HL-5170DN, HL-5240, HL-5250DN, HL-5270DN, HL-5280DW, HL-6050, HL-6050D, MFC-4800, MFC-6800, MFC-8420, MFC-8440, MFC-8460N, MFC-8500, MFC-8660DN, MFC-8820D, MFC-8840D, MFC-8860DN, MFC-8870DW, MFC-9030, MFC-9070, MFC-9160, MFC-9180, MFC-9420CN, MFC-9660, MFC-9700, MFC-9760, MFC-9800, MFC-9860, MFC-9880
    Requirement
    Creating a symbolic link is required before the installation (superuser authorization is required to run the command)

    For Debian based distributions earlier than Ubuntu8.10, Debian5:
    "ln -s /etc/init.d/cupsys /etc/init.d/lpd"

    For Redhat based distributions and Debian base distributions greater than Ubuntu8.10, Debian5:
    "ln -s /etc/init.d/cups /etc/init.d/lpd"

  • Pre-required Procedure (4)
  • Related distributions
    Debian, Ubuntu
    Related products/drivers
    printer/PC-FAX drivers
    Requirement (superuser authorization is required to run the command)
    "mkdir /var/spool/lpd" command is required if the folder does not exist.

  • Pre-required Procedure (5)
  • Related distributions
    Debian 64 bit version, Ubuntu 64 bit version
    Related products/drivers
    printer/PC-FAX drivers
    Requirement
    ia32-libs or lib32stdc++ is required to be installed.

  • Pre-required Procedure (6)
  • Related distributions
    Distributions that do not have csh or tcsh by default
    Related products/drivers
    Printer drivers for DCP-110C, DCP-310CN, FAX-1815C, FAX-1820C, FAX-1835C, FAX-1840C, FAX-1920CN, FAX-1940CN, FAX-2440C, MFC-210C, MFC-3220C, MFC-3240C, MFC-3320CN, MFC-3340CN, MFC-3420C, MFC-3820CN, MFC-410CN, MFC-420CN, MFC-5440CN, MFC-5840CN, MFC-620CN
    Requirement
    csh or tcsh is required to be installed.

  • Pre-required Procedure (7)
  • Related distributions
    Fedora 10, 11, 12 64 bit version
    Related products/drivers
    Printer drivers
    Requirement
    glibc.i686 is required to be installed.
    (For Fedora 12, nss-softokn-freebl.i686 is also required as a dependency)

  • Pre-required Procedure (8)
  • Related distributions
    Debian, Ubuntu
    Related products/drivers
    brscan, brscan2, brscan3
    Requirement
    sane-utils is required to be installed.

  • Pre-required Procedure (9)
  • Related distributions
    Distributions using firewall
    Related products/drivers
    scan-key-tool
    Requirement
    The following ports are required to be open.
    Inbound direction : UDP Port 54925
    Outbound direction : TCP Port 54921
    Example of the setting location;
    OpenSUSE10.0: Yast-> Security and Users-> Firewall-> Allowed Service->Advanced
    Fedora10: System-> Administration-> Firewall-> Other Ports

  • Pre-required Procedure (10)
  • Related distributions
    Ubuntu8.04 or greater
    Related products/drivers
    P-touch/QL-Printer drivers
    Requirement
    1. "sudo aa-complain cupsd" command is required before the installation.
    2. "sudo mkdir /usr/share/cups/model" command is required before the installation.

  • Pre-required Procedure (11)
  • Related distributions
    Fedora10
    Related products/drivers
    P-touch/QL-Printer drivers
    Requirement
    SELinux configuration is required.
    e.g. Set selinux "premissive mode" by the command "# setenforece 0" (superuser authorization is required)

  • Pre-required Procedure (12)
  • Related distributions
    Distributions that does not have "psutils" by default
    Related products/drivers
    PT-9500PC driver
    Requirement
    "psutils" is required to be installed.

  • Pre-required Procedure (13)
  • Related distributions
    CentOS 7 64bit version
    Related products/drivers
    Printer drivers
    Requirement
    1. glibc.i686 is required to be installed.
    Command:yum install glibc.i686
    2. Also you require to install policycoreutils-python to use semanage.
    Command:yum install policycoreutils-python
    (However if you cannot install from the above, please type the following command below on the command prompt to check the package of installation.
    Command: yum provides *bin/semanage)