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vadsca 08-13-2012 10:10 AM

BROTHER DCP7030 does not work with UBUNTU 11.04
I am a complete beginner and have very little knowledge of LINUX.

I recently installed LINUX 11.04 in an old computer computer to get acquainted with linux.
The experience has been so far good, it has given a new life to the old computer but I just cannot manage to make my printer BROTHER dcp7030 work.

Can some one give me step by step instructions including what to type in the command line.
Thank you

camorri 08-13-2012 12:42 PM

Download the drivers from here -->

There are instructions on how to install the drivers, follow Brothers instructions. If you have problems, copy and paste any errors here; or post any how to questions you may have.

You need cups installed. Its in synaptics if it is not already installed. To find out, open your web browser, and enter http://localhost:631 and press enter. If you get a display of cups, you have cups. You will need it to control your printer, print jobs etc.

vadsca 08-21-2012 09:12 PM

still not working
Thanks for the suggestion,
I finally got some time in the weekend, I downloaded the driver but not the cups.
After installing, I see an icon saying that it is connected to the printer but it does not print.

I would highly appreciate if someone could give me also the commands to type in the terminal for making DCP BRrother 7030 work with UBUNTU 11.04.

camorri 08-22-2012 08:41 AM

Please enter this into the location bar on your web browser, and report what happens.


vadsca 08-24-2012 09:10 PM

successful with printer DCP7030
this was indeed miraculous, the printer works.

Do you have any suggestion for the scanner too?
DCP7030 scanner.
Thanks again

k3lt01 08-24-2012 10:00 PM

I realise you have just got it working but are you aware that Ubuntu 11.04 is about to reach end-of-life? This means it will not recieve security or other updates after October this year. May I suggest you get a newer version of Ubuntu, or if the new Unity interface isn't to your liking then you may try the latest Debian or Mint.

camorri 08-25-2012 08:15 AM


Do you have any suggestion for the scanner too?
DCP7030 scanner.
You need the Brother driver installed for the scanner, and the Sane package. Are they installed?

vadsca 08-25-2012 03:10 PM

Brother scanner driver

Originally Posted by camorri (Post 4763889)
You need the Brother driver installed for the scanner, and the Sane package. Are they installed?

How can I know if brother driver for the scanner is installed?
What should I type in the command box?

camorri 08-25-2012 03:55 PM

You will find the scanner driver here -->

There are install instructions for both 32 bit and 64 bit systems.

Sane should be in the repos, if it is not installed. You need it also. I would suggest you install x-sane also. x-sane is a 'front end' ( the gui tool to run the scanner ).

vadsca 09-02-2012 10:22 AM

I downloaded the scanner from this site,
I installed it but still it does not work.
Do I have to a particular software for scanner like XSANE, is this software part of UBUNTU 11.04?

camorri 09-02-2012 10:35 AM

You need both sane and xsane. They will be in the repos for Ubuntu. See this link for information on sane. --> Xsane is a 'front end program. It provides a gui interface for your use of the scanner. There are other programs you can use though.

You should have sane installed before you installed the driver. Installing sane after the fact, odds are you still will not find the scanner.

There are pre-req's listed on the Brother site, do not ignore them. udev rules, need editing, your user needs to belong to the 'scanner' group etc.

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