Having trouble installing Brother MFC-7340 on ubuntu 8.04 (im a noobie)

Asked by Veebzz on 2010-04-03

Im running a Ubuntu 8.04 hardy
im new to linux,
I want to make my brother MFC-7340 run on this computer
i connected the usb cable tried to install the drivers from the brother website, but after downloading the lpr and cups drivers on my desktop, i dont know what to do after that

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Larry Jordan (larryjor) said : #1

     Basically follow instructions from the Brother site at http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public_s/id/linux/en/index.html ... but to try to clarify more, open a terminal ( Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal ) (kind of a command-line tool) and type (or cut and paste): dpkg -i --force-all brmfc7340lpr-2.02-1.i386.deb to install the lpr driver. (You might have to change to the directory you downloaded it to if you didn't put it in your home directory.) Then type "sudo aa-complain cupsd" and "sudo mkdir /usr/share/cups/model" in the terminal (it will ask for your password the first time - just use your password even though it is asking for root). You probably don't need it, but you can use the "ln -s /etc/init.d/cupsys /etc/init.d/lpd" in a terminal without hurting anything so best to just do it. Then use "mkdir /var/spool/lpd" to make sure you have the directory. Then you install the CUPS wrapper using dpkg -i --force-all cupswrapperMFC7340-2.0.2-1.i386.deb ... which makes it a lot more friendly to use. Then you have the ability to PRINT. Sounds like you have a multi-function, so you have to follow directions to install drivers for the scanner and the fax software as well. Special note on that for U.S. users says not to use the fax in the U.S. because it doesn't automatically put the header line on for us, but if that's all you have I would say it might be okay to use as long as you send from the OpenOffice suite which includes header info anyway as near as I can remember. And yes, you have to do ALL THAT to get it to install, but it will work just great once you do.

Veebzz (veebzz) said : #2

More problems...
i tired tried the first code it gave me this
dpkg: operation requires read/write access to dpkg status area
how do i solve this?

On Sat, Apr 3, 2010 at 12:44 PM, Larry Jordan <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> Your question #106377 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/106377
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Larry Jordan proposed the following answer:
> Basically follow instructions from the Brother site at
> http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public_s/id/linux/en/index.html
> ... but to try to clarify more, open a terminal ( Applications ->
> Accessories -> Terminal ) (kind of a command-line tool) and type (or cut
> and paste): dpkg -i --force-all brmfc7340lpr-2.02-1.i386.deb to
> install the lpr driver. (You might have to change to the directory you
> downloaded it to if you didn't put it in your home directory.) Then
> type "sudo aa-complain cupsd" and "sudo mkdir /usr/share/cups/model" in
> the terminal (it will ask for your password the first time - just use
> your password even though it is asking for root). You probably don't
> need it, but you can use the "ln -s /etc/init.d/cupsys /etc/init.d/lpd"
> in a terminal without hurting anything so best to just do it. Then use
> "mkdir /var/spool/lpd" to make sure you have the directory. Then you
> install the CUPS wrapper using dpkg -i --force-all
> cupswrapperMFC7340-2.0.2-1.i386.deb ... which makes it a lot more
> friendly to use. Then you have the ability to PRINT. Sounds like you
> have a multi-function, so you have to follow directions to install
> drivers for the scanner and the fax software as well. Special note on
> that for U.S. users says not to use the fax in the U.S. because it
> doesn't automatically put the header line on for us, but if that's all
> you have I would say it might be okay to use as long as you send from
> the OpenOffice suite which includes header info anyway as near as I can
> remember. And yes, you have to do ALL THAT to get it to install, but it
> will work just great once you do.
>
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Veebzz (veebzz) said : #3

More problems...
i tired tried the first code it gave me this
dpkg: operation requires read/write access to dpkg status area
how do i solve this?

Veebzz (veebzz) said : #4

More problems...
i tired tried the first code it gave me this
dpkg: operation requires read/write access to dpkg status area
how do i solve this?

Larry Jordan (larryjor) said : #5

     Use 'sudo dkpg' ... The 'sudo' portion gives you temporary administrative privileges.

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #7

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