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Old 11-26-2010, 02:35 PM   #1
eagleye
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installing drivers


currnetly running ubuntu and need to install printer drivers for a brothers prnr. never done this.

getting away from windows.

Its a MFC490CW all in one printer that I'm still having issues with getting the driver in.

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Old 11-26-2010, 06:58 PM   #2
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Have you tried connecting and adding your printer it may be recognised? Linux doesn't work like Windows in that most drivers are contained within the kernel, you don't load drivers off a CD. (If some of that last statement is Tosh, someone correct me! )
Linux uses a system called CUPS (Common Unix Printing System) to control printing. You haven't told us the model No of the Brother printer which would be helpfull.
Also you may want to check out http://welcome.solutions.brother.com.../en/index.html

Aarrgghh! I may well have just invalidated my first statement!

Play bonny!

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