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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.
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.
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.
Distribution: Debian Wheezy, Jessie, Sid/Experimental, playing with LFS.
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.
Location: Somewhere inside 9.9 million sq. km. Canada
Distribution: Slackware 14.1, 14.2
You need both sane and xsane. They will be in the repos for Ubuntu. See this link for information on sane. -->http://www.sane-project.org/ 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.