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Old 08-17-2008, 04:22 AM   #1
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kubuntu 7.04, not installing brother 2140 b/w laser printer


printer test sheet ok, printer icon appears on desktop following cd run through. thereafter no acknowledgement of printer presence.
 
Old 08-17-2008, 04:33 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ...

What do you mean by "cd run through"?
How did you install the printer? eg with the Kubuntu printer utility? Or "localhost:631" in a browser?

Is it an HL-2140? If so, there is hope:
http://openprinting.org/show_printer...rother-HL-2140

Note that they refer to a Brother website with Linux info.
 
Old 08-18-2008, 04:33 AM   #3
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cd run through

thanks for responding.. err I think I mean it didnot behave like windows and tell me what to do after detecting new hardware.. that is to say I ran the brother cd which landed the printer on my desktop; there it all sits!
 
Old 08-18-2008, 05:06 AM   #4
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Look at the link I supplied then try installing using the Linux tools. In the Kubuntu menus, there is a utility for setting up printers. Or just enter "localhost:631" into a browser.

When you refer to the Brother CD, I assume it is the disk that came with the computer. I think what has happened is that Linux just mounted the disk and put an icon on the desktop. That does not install the printer.
Normally, the disk that comes with a printer will have drivers only for Windows and Mac, but this may start changing soon. Meanwhile, use the Linux tools.
 
Old 05-17-2009, 11:54 PM   #5
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You can find an official driver for Linux here:

http://solutions.brother.com/linux/e...ion_prn1a.html

I've got the same printer and I have no problems in Debian Lenny, even though the packages are available for Debian Etch, but it works anyway.
 
  


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