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Old 03-10-2012, 10:03 AM   #1
Cybertek1
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Printers and KDE


I have installed a Brother printer using Brothers instructions on a LinuxMint 12 Gnome machine. This is a networked printer through samba. I have installed the KDE version on a couple of desktops, now, I cannot get the printer to install on the KDE versions. What am I doing wrong, I thought that since LinuxMint is Ubuntu based that the driver package should be a .ppd file or .deb package. Can someone give some pointers?
 
Old 03-11-2012, 04:02 AM   #2
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It doesn't depend on KDE or GNOME or any other Desktop Environment you should install Cups and configure
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CUPS
 
Old 03-11-2012, 11:18 AM   #3
Cybertek1
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Sir, thanks so much for you help. First can I give up an up-to-date and then maybe you would give this newbie a few pointers. I used the Cups services to install, sorry I did not mention that in the first posting. I have went to the two LM12Gnome desktops, went to the Cups site, took screens shots of all the settings that are applied on the Gnomes (both work well BTW). Then I went to each of the two LM12KDE desktops, navigated to the Cups site, applied the settings verbatum. Rebotted the printer, and both KDE versions. I still get (See Attached Screenshot). The screen shot is short of fussy (another issue). I will go ahead and type out the error. :stopped ""/usr/lib/cups/filter/brlpdwrapperMFC420CN failed"

I get this same error on bothe KDE versions, however the Gnome versions (same exact settings) work fine. In my Linux upbringing I thought that the Desktop enviroment version, did not matter as long as the kernal was adressed, i.e. debian, or redhat. So, this is where my experience stops, so I need help on what to try next, if you can help I really would be thankful or point me to something where I can selfheal. I really love the Linux world, but not having much experience calls for a lot of questions, thanks for your time.
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