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    Angry Brother MFC-240C Printer install

    G'day,

    I think I could really get to like Ubuntu.

    I have just downloaded 10.04 and I have 64bit system.

    I have searched this forum and the web trying to find out how I can install my printer a Brother MFC-240C.

    It's not listed on the printers hidden within Ubuntu.

    I have wasted so much time attempting to replicate what others say they have done, however, I got nowhere fast.

    I have downloaded what Brother say are the drivers I need:

    mfc440cnlpr-1.0.1-1.i386.deb

    mfc440cncupswrapper-1.0.1-1.i386.deb

    Can anyone PLEASE tell me what I need to do with these to install them?

    Using the deb installer tells me it's the wrong architecture, yet, Brother say they are the files for a x64 system??

    If I could only get my printer working I would be happy to keep using Ubuntu, however, not having a printer will be a big problem.

    Any experts out there that can help an old digger?

    EDIT: Did I mention that I am new at Linux and know nothing!

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    Re: Brother MFC-240C Printer install

    Quote Originally Posted by netnode View Post
    G'day,

    I think I could really get to like Ubuntu.

    I have just downloaded 10.04 and I have 64bit system.

    I have searched this forum and the web trying to find out how I can install my printer a Brother MFC-240C.

    It's not listed on the printers hidden within Ubuntu.

    I have wasted so much time attempting to replicate what others say they have done, however, I got nowhere fast.

    I have downloaded what Brother say are the drivers I need:

    mfc440cnlpr-1.0.1-1.i386.deb

    mfc440cncupswrapper-1.0.1-1.i386.deb

    Can anyone PLEASE tell me what I need to do with these to install them?

    Using the deb installer tells me it's the wrong architecture, yet, Brother say they are the files for a x64 system??

    If I could only get my printer working I would be happy to keep using Ubuntu, however, not having a printer will be a big problem.

    Any experts out there that can help an old digger?

    EDIT: Did I mention that I am new at Linux and know nothing!
    You are in luck as your printer is one that has already been packaged in Ubuntu.

    Use Synaptic Package Manager to install your drivers.

    Go To System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager and search for mfc-240c and it will find
    Code:
    brother-cups-wrapper-bh7
    brother-lpr-drivers-bh7
    Select and install both.

    Then connect and power on your printer and open System > Administration > Printing and install your printer.


    Good Luck
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    Re: Brother MFC-240C Printer install

    Thanks, it solved my problem and now I can relax and enjoy my experience with Ubuntu.

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