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Old 08-29-2005, 09:42 AM   #1
timb5163
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keeps asking to setup printer


I have my printer setup and working fine. Whenever I boot, it always tells me that I have a USB printer plugged in and need to load the driver. The problem is the driver isn't on the list provided. I have 2 questions.

How can I stop it from asking me

or How can I get the driver into the right directory so it shows up on the list.

Thanks.

I am running FC4 and the printer is a Brother MFC5440CN which I had to go to their site to get the drivers.
 
Old 08-29-2005, 12:53 PM   #2
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Re: keeps asking to setup printer

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Originally posted by timb5163
I have my printer setup and working fine. Whenever I boot, it always tells me that I have a USB printer plugged in and need to load the driver. The problem is the driver isn't on the list provided. I have 2 questions.

How can I stop it from asking me

or How can I get the driver into the right directory so it shows up on the list.

Thanks.

I am running FC4 and the printer is a Brother MFC5440CN which I had to go to their site to get the drivers.
Hi Tim you say the printer works fine so I assume you are loading the module after boot with modprobe printer_module_name. If so then open then file /etc/modules for editing as root and put the printer_module_name on a line by itself and it will be loaded every time at boot and the warning will go away.
 
Old 08-29-2005, 09:34 PM   #3
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Thanks for the suggestion but I am not that advanced yet.

I downloaded the rpm's from Brother and followed the directions and everything worked fine. When I reboot, this window comes up just like in WindowsXP when you plug in new hardware. If it gave me the option to point to the right driver I could probably fix it but it doesn't give me the option. When I get back home, I will post the screen shot of what comes up.
 
Old 09-06-2005, 06:46 AM   #4
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You may want to try installing the PPD file for your printer instead. Installation instructions can be found at the link below. Also I would make sure the printer is connected directly in to the computer rather than say for example, in a USB hub as this can cause some issues with Brother Drivers.

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

Hope this helps.
 
  


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