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    brother dcp-145c

    hi,my brother dcp-145c printer works fine in xp, but now i have started working in ubuntu 8.04.. i have downloaded all the drivers from synaptic manager..but still the printer doesnt work..please help.. thanks.

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    Re: brother dcp-145c

    Quote Originally Posted by jkd18 View Post
    hi,my brother dcp-145c printer works fine in xp, but now i have started working in ubuntu 8.04.. i have downloaded all the drivers from synaptic manager..but still the printer doesnt work..please help.. thanks.
    Could you advise what drivers you downloaded for the Brother DCP-145C (Ubuntu 8.04) using Synaptic Package Manager? I could not find any reference for the DCP-145C in Synaptic Package Manager. If you downloaded an incorrect package then you should Mark for Complete Removal (uninstall) and use the drivers avaible from the Brothers Linux site and follow Brother's instruction on how to install their drivers. TopEnder

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    Re: brother dcp-145c

    will do, thanks! keep u posted..

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    Re: brother dcp-145c

    ok, downloaded dcp145ccupswrapper-1.1.2-2.i386.rpm
    get a msg at the Archive manager, archive type not supported... HELP!!!!

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    Re: brother dcp-145c

    ok, downloading KPackage.. hope this helps!

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    Re: brother dcp-145c

    Quote Originally Posted by jkd18 View Post
    ok, downloading KPackage.. hope this helps!
    JKD18, If the you want to install drivers for is a Brother Printer and you intend to install it on Ubuntu 8.04 then you need the drivers that have .deb extension. You will have to remove the the drivers with *.rpm extension. Please read How To Install from Brother Web site or search the Forum for HowTo install one good thread with many post will give you the help you need - Poll: HOWTO: Ubuntu All Brother Printer & Scanner Driver Installation for Newbies! TopEnder

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    Angry Re: brother dcp-145c

    hello, today i bought the brother dcp 145c for a pretty good price and i especialy like that it's supposed to work with linux. i'm using ubuntu 8.10 on a dell inspiron 1501 laptop and i've spent hours trying to install the drivers with no luck.

    it all starts from here: http://solutions.brother.com/linux/en_us/index.html
    after lots of confusion it seems that i installed both drivers but when i print, the job seems to get sent to the printer but nothing gets printer. when i go to the website http://localhost:631/printers it comes up with the right printer and according to the list stuff has been printed but nothing has come out.

    the last step on the installation list states:
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Step 5b. (for Network Connection) Configure your printer on the cups web interface
    5b-1. Open a web browser and go to "http://localhost:631/printers".
    5b-2. Click "Modify Printer" and set following parameters.

    - LPD/LPR Host or Printer for Device
    - lpd://(Your printer's IP address)/binary_p1 for Device URI
    - Brother for Make/Manufacturer Selection
    - Your printer's name for Model/Driver Selection


    Note for Ubuntu8.10: Please set "AppSocket/HP JetDirect" for Device menu
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
    but when i try to modify stuff i'm asked for a password and login which i do not have.

    any ideas?


    ------------------------------>ok, figured it out. i had to use my password for ubuntu, but isn't that very unsafe?

    got it working in the end anyways. this helped me with commands, but it was hard: https://help.ubuntu.com/8.10/basic-c...-commands.html
    Last edited by constantine lotek; March 26th, 2009 at 12:34 AM. Reason: figured it out.

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    Talking Re: brother dcp-145c

    Check to see if the info here is useful:

    http://www.openprinting.org/show_pri...other-DCP-145C

    Regards,
    Roger
    There are only two things in life that are mandatory.
    Birth and Death.
    Everything else is optional.
    Ubuntu User #10495

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    Thumbs down Re: brother dcp-145c

    Has anyone actually successfully managed to get a brother DCP-145C printer/scanner to work on Ubuntu?

    I've installed all the printer and scanner drivers (and their dependencies) successfully - the printer works now but the scanner still doesn't work Shall I return it as faulty or can I definitely get it to work properly on Ubuntu somehow?

    Constantine Lotek - to get the printer working, goto the control centre, click printers and select "DCP145C" instead of "DCP-145C" as the default printer, this selects the correct wrapped CUPS driver instead of the other one (but you need to leave the other lpr driver installed too so that the wrapper will work!) - please how did you get the scanner to work? I installed xsane and it detects the scanner but wont send/receive due to a connection error Any ideas please
    Last edited by redmistpete; May 28th, 2009 at 01:28 AM.

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