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Old 03-19-2014, 02:50 PM   #1
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Brother printer


Can some one help me to get my Brother MFC-295CN all in one printer to work in Ubuntu. Since downloading Ubuntu 13.10 on my computer I have no been able to get my printer to work at all. I would appreciate any and all suggestions you may have.
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Old 03-19-2014, 03:04 PM   #2
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Have you installed CUPS on your system? If so then just go to http://localhost:631/ on your browser and in the centre column of the menu select the item Adding Printers and Classes. Just follow the instructions from there.
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Old 03-19-2014, 03:38 PM   #3
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I went to the site http://localhost:631 as you told me. It kept asking for my user name and passwork but would not accept them, do I need to register there somewhere?
 
Old 03-19-2014, 03:57 PM   #4
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http://welcome.solutions.brother.com...html#MFC-295CN

Their website has instructions but here is a step by step guide.
http://askubuntu.com/questions/21193...vers-to-ubuntu

Using Ubuntu's Printing GUI wizard might be easier. Your username/password should work...
 
Old 03-19-2014, 05:23 PM   #5
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I went to the site http://localhost:631 as you told me. It kept asking for my user name and passwork but would not accept them, do I need to register there somewhere?
Since CUPS is a system-wide service you should log in as root.
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Old 03-19-2014, 05:38 PM   #6
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The OP is using ubuntu so therefore root is disabled by default. As stated it would be easier to use the Gnome printer configuration utility.
 
Old 03-19-2014, 06:42 PM   #7
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How do I sign in as "root", I don't know what that means. Sorry to be such a newbie
 
Old 03-19-2014, 06:56 PM   #8
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root is the username for the superuser i.e the account that has access to everything on a linux system. As stated it is disabled by default in Ubuntu. Please read the following link.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo
 
Old 03-19-2014, 08:50 PM   #9
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I guess I'll just go back to "Windows"!!! It really seems absurd that such a simple thing as getting a printer to work turns out to be such a major project. I really don't understand why the need to talk above new users heads. What the hell is "OP" "root" superuser You people talk like everyone should know these terms. Even you explainations need explaning. I'm totally disgusted with Ubuntu.
 
Old 03-19-2014, 09:34 PM   #10
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obviously every printer is different, but brother offers drivers for download from their website.

I did a video on installing a Brother Printer on lInux LIte, which is based on ubuntu, so the procedures should apply. The show notes (below the player window) have the links to the Brother Linux Driver site.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCFkMXczJEI
 
Old 03-19-2014, 09:45 PM   #11
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Thanks but your video is blurry and I cant read it. I have downloaded printer drivers from the Brother website, but still no luck
 
Old 03-20-2014, 03:28 PM   #12
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OP is a standard, everyday acronym used everywhere on internet forums, meaning Original Poster. It has nothing to do with Linux or Windows. Anyone with any experience on internet forums should know it. Root and superuser are standard, except perhaps for Windows. Perhaps going back to Windows would be your best decision. You have at least some time invested in learning it, and if you're not willing to invest at least that much effort in learning another operating system, you're just wasting everyone's time, especially your own. This is not rocket science, but it does take a minimal amount of effort to learn.
 
Old 03-20-2014, 10:55 PM   #13
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There you go again assuming that everyone is an expert. I want to learn Linux but why does everyone here talk over a newbies head. I wouldn't be in the newbie section if I knew all of the terms, and could write code. The words "root & superuser" might be standard to those who know what the heck your talking about. I have never used a forum in Windows. I have put out and effort to learn. I have everything working except for my printer. And I hope it makes you feel so much better to talk down to people. I have been to the Brother driver site and I have downloaded the drivers, several times. I have deleted the printer and reinstalled it several times, and I have tried to follow all the instructions that I have been given. And if you think that I'm wasting your time then don't respond, All I want is for my damn printer to work. And you sir or madame have been the least helpful.
 
Old 03-21-2014, 03:00 AM   #14
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There you go again assuming that everyone is an expert. I want to learn Linux but why does everyone here talk over a newbies head. I wouldn't be in the newbie section if I knew all of the terms, and could write code.
Instead of whinging why not try a small dose of self-help. For example, I come across "OP" in an answer and I'm not familiar with the term. Approximately 10 seconds of searching turns up this: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Op
Now we come to "superuser". Another ten second search turns up this: http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/linux-login-as-super-user/
At LQ self-help is encouraged. Believe me it's far more fun and empowering than being spoon-fed the answers.
Try and make a small effort and it will bring you great happiness.
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Old 03-21-2014, 09:44 AM   #15
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I have gotten my printer working With out you critizism. I guess to you that anyone that asks for help is "Whining", So do everyone a favor and keep your crap to yourself, and please don't ever answer one of my posts again. Have a great day.
 
  


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