October 08, 2019

How to Install CUPS wrapper PC-FAX drivers for Debian

CUPS wrapper PC-FAX drivers

Now, we will help you to install CUPS wrapper PC-FAX drivers for Debain Linux support. This guide is only for Brother MFC-5490CN Inkjet Printer models and follow the guide below to install drivers.

Brother MFC-5490CN - All in one devices printing, scanners, faxs or copier in one devices, The MFC-5490CN print both files document, photos picture at up to 6000 x 1200 dpi and can reach speed of up to (35 ppm black and 28 ppm colour).


Before Download drivers

  1. Only installation via the command line's interfaces for (terminal) is supporting.
  2. Only English latest versions of drivers.
  3. The information on the web does not guarantee the operations of Brother Operating System Linux drivers in all users environments.
  4. Connect more than one machines with the same model number is not support.
Step I

Download Drivers.

Step II

Login as a superuser ( or use "sudo" options if required).

Check if pre-required procedures are completed.

Check your faxs devices is connecting to the telephone line outlet by telephone line cable.

Step III

Install Drivers
  • Turn on the MFC/FAX and connected the cable.
  • Open the terminal and go to the directory where's the drivers are.
  • Install PC-FAX LPR driver.
Command  :   dpkg -i --force-all (PC-FAX-LPR-drivername)
  • Install PC-FAX cupswrapper driver.
Command  :   dpkg -i --force-all (PC-FAX-cupswrapper-drivername)
Important for Ubuntu: 

You may see an error message "Unable to copy PPD files!". In that case, please issue the following 2 commands and go to the step IV. Restart cups by /etc/init.d/cups or /etc/init.d/cupsys according to your Ubuntu version.
Command :
cp /usr/share/cups/model/brfax_cups.ppd
/etc/init.d/cupsys restart
/etc/init.d/cups restart
  • Please, Check status of the LPR driver and cupswrapper
Command : dpkg -l | grep Brother
Step IV

Check your fax devices on the CUPS web interfaces.

USB Connections
* Your PC-FAX device for Device Selection.

* Brother ⇒ for Make/Manufacturer Selection.

* Brother BRMFCFAX for CUPS(en) ⇒ for Model/Driver Selection.

Device URI is supposed to be "usb://Brother/ (your print model name)

Networking Connections
* LPD/LPR Host or Print ⇒ for Devices Selection.

* lpd://(Your printer's IP address)/binary_p1 ⇒ for Device URL.

* Brother ⇒ for Make/Manufactur Selection.

* Brother BRMFCFAX for CUPS(en) ⇒ for Model/Driver Selection.

Step VI

Please do a test to see if the fax is working properly
Command : brpcfax -o fax-number=(fax-number) (filename)
Available file format: .ps

This is the guide for installing the CUPS wrapper PC-FAX driver easily.

Happy working (www.brother-software.net)