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I was told by office max that i could download a driver for

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I was told by office max that i could download a driver for my ubuntu system on my hp elitebook for the printer i just purchased HL-L2380DW
JA: Can you guesstimate how old your HP is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?
Customer: elite book 8730w
JA: What kind of computer are you printing from (Mac or PC)? What Operating System (OS) are you running?
Customer: HP UBUNTU
JA: How long has this been an issue? What happened right before this popped up?
Customer: I just want the printer to work
JA: Anything else you want the printer expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Printers
Expert:  TheGeekGal replied 10 months ago.

Hi there! My name is***** see that you've been waiting a bit for an answer. I'm sorry about that. I would be happy to help you with this.

You can find drivers for Ubuntu for your HL-L2380DW at the link below:

http://support.brother.com/g/b/downloadlist.aspx?c=us&lang=en&prod=hll2380dw_us_as&os=128

I recommend that you download the Driver Install Tool from the list, as it will install the drivers for both the printer and scanner.

Here are complete instructions for installing the drivers:

Step1. Download the tool.(linux-brprinter-installer-*.*.*-*.gz)

The tool will be downloaded into the default "Download" directory.
(The directory location varies depending on your Linux distribution.)
e.g. /home/(LoginName)/Download

Step2. Open a terminal window and go to the directory you downloaded the file to in the last step.

Step3. Enter this command to extract the downloaded file:

Command: gunzip linux-brprinter-installer-*.*.*-*.gz

Step4. Get superuser authorization with the "su" command or "sudo su" command.

Step5. Run the tool:

Command: bash linux-brprinter-installer-*.*.*-* Brother machine name

Step6. The driver installation will start. Follow the installation screen directions.
When you see the message "Will you specify the DeviceURI ?",

For USB Users: Choose N(No)
For Network Users: Choose Y(Yes) and DeviceURI.

The install process may take some time. Please wait until it is complete.

Expert:  TheGeekGal replied 10 months ago.

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