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Old 10-21-2010, 04:33 AM   #1
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Unhappy Brother HL-3040CN Won't Print in Lucid

New 3040CN on 64-bit lucid.

Test pages from console work fine.

Cannot print using network or USB. Can http to printer on net, and system recognizes printer when USB attached.

Downloaded and installed Brother's cups & driver files (despite being labeled as 64bit, they were i386) No 3040CN found in driver selection listings! system-config-printer thinks the driver should be for an Epson Stylus Photo 2200!

Tried various generic and foomatic PCL printers.

Tried attachment to lpd:// and socket:// No results with lpd address, jobs are just lost. With socket address, get blank pages.

Can't find an lpd file for this printer on line.

Does one have a 3040CN working with Ubuntu? If so, what's the trick?
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hi see if it works

sudo mkdir /var/spool/lpd

sudo dpkg -i hl3040*.deb
Old 10-22-2010, 03:26 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by prayag_pjs View Post
hi see if it works

sudo mkdir /var/spool/lpd

sudo dpkg -i hl3040*.deb
$sudo dpkg -i hl3040*.deb
dpkg: error processing hl3040*.deb (--install):
 cannot access archive: No such file or directory
Errors were encountered while processing:


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