Brother DCP-L2540 - How to uninstall brother driver

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Brother DCP-L2540 - How to uninstall brother driver

Postby fozhebert » 2020-04-08 23:38


I installed the brother driver from their site using their instructions:
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.
Step3. Go to the directory you downloaded the file to in the last step. By using the cd command.
e.g. cd Downloads
Step4. Enter this command to extract the downloaded file:
Command: gunzip linux-brprinter-installer-*.*.*-*.gz
e.g. gunzip linux-brprinter-installer-2.1.1-1.gz
Step5. Get superuser authorization with the "su" command or "sudo su" command.
Step6. Run the tool:
Command: bash linux-brprinter-installer-*.*.*-* Brother machine name
e.g. bash linux-brprinter-installer-2.1.1-1 MFC-J880DW
Step7. 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 number.
The install process may take some time. Please wait until it is complete.

I believe that I do not need these drivers to print and scan. Am I correct in my assumption? If yes, how do I remove the stuff.

Then I can work on learning how to install what I need.

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Re: Brother DCP-L2540 - How to uninstall brother driver

Postby pylkko » 2020-04-09 05:20

You will not get an answer to this because you do not provide the information necessary for anyone to answer those questions. For example, you say the site tells you stuff, but you do not reveal the site. There are quite a lot of site on the internet.

Also, one would assume that if they tell you how to install it, then they also tell you how to uninstall it. If not, you should maybe ask them?

But in case you want to "reverse engineer" it your self, you need to look what the tarball that you unpacked put into whereever you unpacked it. Then you likely installed the software by running a program or script. If this script is human readable, then you can look at what it did and where, and undo those things. If it is a binary (not human readable) program, then you cannot know what it did (at least now without some high level computer science forensic shit), and you need to reinstall Debian from your backup.
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