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ajv2003 05-14-2008 10:36 PM

How to install a printer - Brother MFC-8460N
 
How to install a printer - Brother MFC-8460N. I have a P to P network. I am using Ubuntu 8.04 on a HP dv2500tw laptop.
Is there a link somewhere with a step by step walk through?

thanks:study:

Honeysuckle 05-14-2008 11:37 PM

Here is the link to the Brother site for the linux drivers:

http://solutions.brother.com/linux/s...s_drivers.html

ajv2003 05-15-2008 12:26 AM

Than what?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Honeysuckle (Post 3153650)
Here is the link to the Brother site for the linux drivers:

http://solutions.brother.com/linux/s...s_drivers.html

I messed around with this driver in my ignorance and hosed my system once before. That's why it finally dawned on me to ask for help in how exactly does one install a driver in Linux. Coming from the win world it seems so confusing to me.

DaF101 05-15-2008 12:34 AM

a lot of the time, I think you will find that the drivers are already preinstalled with Ubuntu 8.04 and usally it should be the same with the others, I installed my HP all in one printer without having to download it within Ubuntu Studio, but it could be diffent.

Is it a USB printer?

Honeysuckle 05-15-2008 12:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ajv2003 (Post 3153710)
I messed around with this driver in my ignorance and hosed my system once before.

Oh, sorry. I have a new Brother multifunction printer and I just followed the instructions on the Brother site and it worked for me (not on Ubuntu, though). Did you follow their instructions? Where did it come unstuck?

DaF101 05-15-2008 12:55 AM

For me I went into the Print properties in Ubuntu, and it saw my printer plugged in and I clicked it, and there was a list of drivers for all the printers there, and then I selected HP from the list, and then I clicked my HP modal, (Which I can't remember of the top of my head because I'm at tafe at the moment LoL) and it all worked, which was great.


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