First time caller and trying to escape the tyranny of XP.
I just installed FC-5 and am trying to get my printer to work. I downloaded these files from Brother:
and it seemed like they were installed automaticaly, and when I rebooted a system popup recognized the mfc420ca by name and presented a list of other Brother printers to choose as device, but alas my printer was not there. So I tried installing all three from root with
"rpm -ihv --nodeps MFC420CNlpr-1.0.2-1.i386.rpm"
said "allready installed" went to system/printers and still not in list of printers. Tried to print from word processor -- no print.
Googled more and tried the "localhost:631" route and it seemed to install -- still no print.
Its not a USB problem, mouse and key drive work fine.
The printer is both usb and RJ-45, would a network install be easier?
Now I am at a loss as to what to do next. I need my printer so i can print flyers anouncing the date of the comming revoloution. (soon)
Athlon 3700+ (754-pin)
Asus K8N-E Dx / Bios ver.1006
2 * 1024 ddr400
PM/SM - nvidia Raid0 Maxtor DMax160g - XP mce partition
PS - LG DVD/RW
SS - Linux Fedora core 5
Silicon Image 3114 onboard SATA: (non raid)
1 - Seagate 300g
2 - " "
3 - " "
Saphire 9600XT 256M - 2*Dell 19" monitors
PCI 2 - ASUS My Cinema P7131
Any sugestions would be greatly apreciated, tell me where to go.
Two steps from conversion, FunkyMonkeyPiE.
P.S. How the heck did Fedora geuss my username and password for my DSL service? As soon as I installed the system I did an imediate update and it connected and downloaded no questions asked. Impressive but spookey.