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retlawmc
September 11th, 2008, 01:53 AM
I am trying to get my network printer installed on my Ubuntu machine. Brother( the printer manufacturer) lists this set of instructions on how to install the printer.

# I'm using Ubuntu 8.04. I have installed the drivers, but I am still unable to print.


Ubuntu 8.04 does not have /usr/share/cups/model directory where our driver create a ppd file.
Please follow the instruction below when the installation failed with the message about it.

1. Uninstall the cupswrapper driver.
Command : sudo dpkg -P (driver name)

2. Create /usr/share/cups/model directory
Command : sudo mkdir /usr/share/cups/model

3. Install the cupswrapper driver
Command : sudo dpkg -i --force-all --force-architecture (driver file name)


Unfortunately, I cannot even uninstall the cupswrapper driver. can you help?
Thanks

Vivaldi Gloria
September 11th, 2008, 02:08 AM
Do you have the ppd file of your printer?

jemate18
September 11th, 2008, 03:25 AM
I am trying to get my network printer installed on my Ubuntu machine. Brother( the printer manufacturer) lists this set of instructions on how to install the printer.

# I'm using Ubuntu 8.04. I have installed the drivers, but I am still unable to print.


Ubuntu 8.04 does not have /usr/share/cups/model directory where our driver create a ppd file.
Please follow the instruction below when the installation failed with the message about it.

1. Uninstall the cupswrapper driver.
Command : sudo dpkg -P (driver name)

2. Create /usr/share/cups/model directory
Command : sudo mkdir /usr/share/cups/model

3. Install the cupswrapper driver
Command : sudo dpkg -i --force-all --force-architecture (driver file name)


Unfortunately, I cannot even uninstall the cupswrapper driver. can you help?
Thanks

Have you tried installing via System -> Admistration -> Printing ?

there is an entry for brother there... What model do you have?

retlawmc
September 12th, 2008, 02:16 AM
my model printer is Brother mfd 7420.


I don't have the ppd version of the driver.

Vivaldi Gloria
September 12th, 2008, 02:42 AM
my model printer is Brother mfd 7420.


Do you mean mfc 7420?

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BrotherDriverPackaging

says that drivers for it are in ubuntu multiverse repositories. So enable multiverse repos and install the drivers in synaptic.

retlawmc
September 24th, 2008, 02:42 AM
Resolved!!!
That fixed it. Thanks
Walter

jemate18
September 24th, 2008, 03:40 AM
Resolved!!!
That fixed it. Thanks
Walter

Would you please POST the steps on how were you able to RESOLVE IT so that other users with similar problems will have insights..