View Full Version : [SOLVED] brother dcp 7040 printer installation

October 25th, 2010, 05:22 PM
hi everybody

am new to ubuntu ,i just installed ubuntu 10.10 and i am trying to install printer but no luck
i tried to plug the printer and the system didnt find it in list only 7020 & 80.. series are available

can some one help me install printer i tried to install from terminal with command prompt but no luck
as i have already downloaded driver files and they are stored on my main folder :confused:

November 1st, 2010, 10:43 PM
I have a brother printer as well, it takes a bit of messing around to set it up.

You need to download the Linux drivers from the brother site:


And follow the instructions there.

It is a bit complicated, but if you follow he instructions, and install both the cups and lpr drivers, you will get there.

Post back of you need any help.