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Cant install Linux drivers for the Brother MFC240C

My problem is i can download the driver and the cupswrapper to go with it but i keep getting an error message saying wrong architecture 'i386' . im very much a newbie to Linux and the instructions might as well be in a foreign language because i have no clue how to install this printer and i was told it was compatible with Linux. help!

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  • bdamos Dec 13, 2008

    have the same Problem

  • Anonymous Feb 12, 2009

    scanner failed to communicate with the mAchine

  • Jeremy May 11, 2010

    Hi. Can you post the output of:

    uname -a

    And give me the link URL to where you dowloaded this driver, as well as the full filename of the file that you downloaded?



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Check web for advice on substitute driver.
youll have a large selection of drivers on your distro find the correct one and install

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I386 refers to a pentium 4
download the same driver package built for i586

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I downloaded printer driver for brother mfc240c, but even after install, I get a message that says the driver isn't installed.

Open the printer and scanners folder an delete all the devices (Brother Printer, Brother Fax, Brother PC-Fax if installed). Point to device an right click the mouse button.
Restart the computer.
Download the software from Brother Solutions Center. Download the whole suite not just the drivers. Make sure you select the software that is compatible with your version of the OS :Windows 7 32 bits, Windows 7 64 bits, Windows 8 32 bits, etc.
Install the software. If you are going to use a USB cable to connect the MFC to the computer, install a local USB printer. If you are going to use Ethernet network cable, install a wired network printer, and if wireless connection then install a wireless printer.
If you have problems finding or attributing an IP address to your printer (for Non-USB connections) there is Brother program that helps you attribute an IP address. You will find it on the same page as the software suite on Brother's site.

Nov 07, 2013 | Brother Multi-Function Center MFC-240C...

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I have mfc240c it has been on computer and still shows to be on computer in control pannel .it will pull document through feeder but it will not show up on computer


It is possible that the printer is not selected as your default printer: double click the printer in the control panel and see if there's a v-mark for selection for this printer.

When having the MFC240c as default printer and the device still isn't working: The driver installed on the computer, for communication with the printer, could be not working correctly.
For a new installation for drivers on the computer you must be logged in as a user having administrator rights.
When not having the CD for reinstallation, go to the support site for a download of the drivers and software:

0. Get a download from the support link above.
1. Before reinstallation disconnect the printer; disconnect the USB cable.
2. Remove the printer icon from the control panel: delete the printer before reinstalling drivers and software.
3. Install the drivers and software.

When needing more help, just add a comment in this thread.

Mar 13, 2010 | Brother MFC 240C All-In-One InkJet Printer

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I have the windows 2000, i want to install the brother MFC240C printer but lost the disc

Perhaps you can download the software. This table from Brother support lists the drivers available for the MFC-240C and Windows 2000: (click the "more information" link before downloading if you are unsure)

Brother MFC-240C Downloads Win2000

Jan 03, 2010 | Brother Multi-Function Center MFC-240C...

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Brother DCP-165 Printer install

go to brother's website and download the specific CUPS package for your ubuntu release. You need to download and install cups wrapper and lpr driver. Click below for the download links:

cupswrapper: HERE
lpr: HERE

Nov 11, 2009 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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I cant scan an item

to scan to a file use the brother software. you can download drivers and manuals at
It is extremely important if you are loading drivers to not connect the machine to your computer until the driver tells you to.
if you are on a network it is different. look in the faq's or respond to this for more info.

Sep 24, 2009 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Brother MFC240C in stallation

The solution for this one's an easy fix. All you have to do is go to brother, click on Product Support, select your country or the nearest one to you, then where it says please enter your model name type in mfc-240c and hit enter. Click where it says MFC-240C and then go to downloads, select drivers, then your operating system, and then your language, and finally, click search. It will bring you to the page with teh drivers for your printer. In the downloads area, you can also download the manuals, the software for your printer, etc.. It's all quite well laid out. Let me know if you run into any problems.


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