printers dont work

Asked by mick on 2009-11-07

I Have two Brother Printers , There Model Numbers are Brother DCP-330c and MFC-440cn and they both dont work with Ubuntu 9.04 it tells me there ready to print and go though all the motions but then doesn't print from either printer ,so can some tell me how I can get them to work with ubuntu 9.04 and please put it in plain English

mick

Question information

Language:
English Edit question
Status:
Answered
For:
Ubuntu Edit question
Assignee:
No assignee Edit question
Last query:
2009-11-07
Last reply:
2009-11-07
ronnie_libra (ronnie-libra) said : #1

you can install the drive through synaptic it is called brother-caps-wrapper-bh7 please try to install other drivers for brother...i don't know where i got the repository for this but please try to enable all available sources check them all even in third-pary tab and reload look for see brother printer packages

<<<if you are not using ubuntu 9.10 please use backports

mick (mickmp) said : #2

thank you try ill try it

 Mick Phillips
PO Box 461
Daw Park
Adelaide.SA.5041
Ph: 0437-130-576
Email: <email address hidden>

________________________________
From: ronnie_libra <email address hidden>
To: <email address hidden>
Sent: Sat, 7 November, 2009 4:20:02 PM
Subject: Re: [Question #88969]: printers dont work

Your question #88969 on Ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/88969

    Status: Open => Answered

ronnie_libra proposed the following answer:
you can install the drive through synaptic it is called brother-caps-
wrapper-bh7 please try to install other drivers for brother...i don't
know where i got the repository for this but please try to enable all
available sources check them all even in third-pary tab and reload look
for see brother printer packages

<<<if you are not using ubuntu 9.10 please use backports

--
If this answers your question, please go to the following page to let us
know that it is solved:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/88969/+confirm?answer_id=0

If you still need help, you can reply to this email or go to the
following page to enter your feedback:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/88969

You received this question notification because you are a direct
subscriber of the question.

      __________________________________________________________________________________
Win 1 of 4 Sony home entertainment packs thanks to Yahoo!7.
Enter now: http://au.docs.yahoo.com/homepageset/

Neil (goofandfroggie) said : #3

Hi
I had the same problem
I rang brother they have great support and the run Ubuntu so give them a ring and all there drivers are on the web site look for the Linux page and them your driver you will need the cupwrapper and the LPR ( I think that what there called they are both there together)
install LPR first then the cupwrapper
regards Neil

Can you help with this problem?

Provide an answer of your own, or ask mick for more information if necessary.

To post a message you must log in.