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 Brother makes a variety of printers and multifunction devices. There is a strong commitment to Linux support, but the driver packages are offered only in .rpm or .deb format. So what does a Slackware user do? Brother makes a variety of printers and multifunction devices. There is a strong commitment to Linux support, but the driver packages are offered only in .rpm or .deb format. So what does a Slackware user do?
  
-This example describes the installation of a Brother MFC-J825DW in 64-bit Slackware ​14.0 for printing and scanning.+This example describes the installation of a Brother MFC-J825DW in 64-bit Slackware for printing and scanning.
  
 **Prerequisites** **Prerequisites**
  
-Visit the Brother Linux Driver Homepage ​http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/​bsc/​public_s/​id/​linux/​en/​index.html ​and download the appropriate drivers in .rpm format.+Visit the Brother Linux Driver Homepage ​https://support.brother.com and download the appropriate drivers in .rpm format.
 For this device the LPR driver, the cupswrapper driver and the brscan 64bit scanner driver are required. For this device the LPR driver, the cupswrapper driver and the brscan 64bit scanner driver are required.
 While there, read the install instructions for both the printer driver and the scanner driver. There is a lot there that is irrelevant to Slackware, but also some important information. While there, read the install instructions for both the printer driver and the scanner driver. There is a lot there that is irrelevant to Slackware, but also some important information.
  
-Brother printer drivers are 32-bit only (implied by Pre-required Procedure (5) on the Before the Installation page) so for 64-bit Slackware you will need to install at least the glibc-solibs-2.15_multilib-x86_64-7alien.txz ​and cups-compat32-1.5.4-x86_64-2compat32.txz ​packages from http://taper.alienbase.nl/​mirrors/​people/​alien/​multilib/14.0/+Brother printer drivers are 32-bit only (implied by Pre-required Procedure (5) on the Before the Installation page) so for 64-bit Slackware you will need to install at least the multilib ​glibc-solibs and cups-compat32 packages ​for your installation ​from http://bear.alienbase.nl/​mirrors/​people/​alien/​multilib/​
  
 <​note>​You will need to be logged in as root in a terminal window for the following</​note>​ <​note>​You will need to be logged in as root in a terminal window for the following</​note>​

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