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Old 03-18-2012, 10:19 PM   #1
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Still no luck getting Brother DCP-7040 working

I go to the Brother site and get the two .deb files and use alien to convert to .tgz and run install pkg as root from /. I then plug in printer and go to localhost:631 and add printer. The printer is listed as being on usb #1, which I select. But, then It presents with a list of Brother printers, none of which are a DCP-7040, or select a ppd file, of which none exists in the files downloaded from Brother.

So, now what?

Old 03-19-2012, 12:23 AM   #2
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There is a useful summary of the steps I have used to successfully install Brother printers here that you should be able to adapt for your device.

If you have a 64bit Slackware install, then download and install Alien Bob's cups-compat32 package
Brother drivers are often 32bit only.

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