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my printer is not listed in the type of drivers it mentions to download in plug and play. the drivers listed dont come close to the number(465cn).
I have a brother mfc-465cn
where do i find the drivers that will be compatible. generic diver listed didnt work or other numbers listed under the 'brother' or 'mfc' brand.
any help would be appreciated.I went to the open printer website and my printer isnt listed there either. just brother and some other mfc's but nothing near what my printer is.
I really have like the idea of linux and it works well as fast as speed and software that is available but the compatibility issue is a bit too much for me. I have found open printer drivers for my printer, downloaded them but dont know how to install them and when i think i have, it still wont let recognize my printer. i have am almost new printer/fax/scanner combo 'mfc-456cn brother'.
anyone else have any ideas on what i can do that is not too complicated, before i call the quits on linux?
i really dont want to but feel i have no choice. I havent had a printer in two months. i really need one for my business and personal needs...
the title was a lighthearted way of saying I need help. I really dont need anyone to actually convince me to do anything. sorry, I didnt continue the other post. i honestly couldnt find it or i was have continued with the thread. not use to posting here.
I like linux a lot and dont want to give up is why I am using a lighthearted title. no need to be so touchy. I need technical help i think,as it seems too difficult to install the printer drivers if they do work and solve the issue and I am at my witts end on this as it has been a couple months now and need my printer for business as well a personal use.
Bret381. I'll give the cups 1.3 a go. I am not at my computer at the moment so will try it out this week and follow the instructions you mention here for install if I understand them correctly and is not too technical for me. thanks again.I'll post if it solves the issue or if i am able to do this or not. I have one friend who can help me remotely with the issue possibly if it gets too technical for me.