Problem Solved

Asked by Darshan Singh Sahri on 2007-12-21

I have just installed UBUNTU on my Vista computer Dell Dim E520. I went through the printer congiguration smoothly. The software detects the Brother MFC-5440CN printer and says it is ready.

Hoever, when I tried to print a small text file , nothing happened. In the configuration dialog box I did choose 'lpr' as my location.

Wonder if BUNTU needs its own driver for the printer. if so, where can I find one. There are so many sites promising to remote check your drivers that it is hard for me to see which one is servicable.

Thanks and greetings of the season.

Darshan Singh Sahri

Question information

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Ubuntu cupsys Edit question
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Last query:
2008-04-07
Last reply:
2008-07-02
Darshan Singh Sahri (dsahri) said : #1

I have a dual boot. Yhe same printer works when the same computer is runing on Vista.. Thanks.

Darshan Singh Sahri (dsahri) said : #2

Logging out.

Harvey Muller (hlmuller) said : #3

Darshan,

Google search shows this as a common problem for owners of the multi-function printer.

There is a bug in ubuntu for the drivers here:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cupsys/+bug/85539

And this comment in the Ubuntu forums may have the answer you seek:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=1752964&postcount=4

Harvey

Darshan Singh Sahri (dsahri) said : #4

Hi Harvey,

Thanks a lot for your help. My ubuntu is version 7.04.04. I thought I will
try to use your procedure for modifying printer. This is what happened;
when I tried to execute the third command of your code I got an error
message saying no such file exists. I went ahead any way. The ppd file
needed in the last command could not be found. I did get a message that my
printer has been successfully modified . However it is not good enough to
make the printer work. Thanks for your prompt help though.

With greetings of the season.

Darshan
----- Original Message -----
From: "Harvey Muller" <email address hidden>
To: <email address hidden>
Sent: Friday, December 21, 2007 12:52 PM
Subject: Re: [Question #20475]: Printer 'ready' but not printing

Your question #20475 on cupsys in ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cupsys/+question/20475

    Status: Open => Answered

Harvey Muller proposed the following answer:
Darshan,

Google search shows this as a common problem for owners of the multi-
function printer.

There is a bug in ubuntu for the drivers here:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cupsys/+bug/85539

And this comment in the Ubuntu forums may have the answer you seek:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=1752964&postcount=4

Harvey

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Harvey Muller (hlmuller) said : #5

Darshan,

A minor correction, it's not my work. All I did was find it and point the way =)

If this was the command that failed:
    sudo apt-get install csh

then all you need to do is add the correct repositories. Open Software Sources
    (System > Administration > Software Sources)

then check everything on the first tab. Afterwards, try running through the entire sequence again.

Harvey

Harvey Muller (hlmuller) said : #6

Darshan,

Just checking to see if your question was resolved, or if you needed more information.

Regards,

Harvey

Darshan Singh Sahri (dsahri) said : #7

Harvey Muller wrote:
> Your question #20475 on cupsys in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cupsys/+question/20475
>
> Harvey Muller requested for more information:
> Darshan,
>
> Just checking to see if your question was resolved, or if you needed
> more information.
>
> Regards,
>
> Harvey
>
>
The problem was solved by using proper driver for Brother MFC 5440 CN
printer, Tha driver suitable for Ubuntu was amde available on the net
by the manufacturer. Thanks.

Harvey Muller (hlmuller) said : #8

Darshan,

Glad your printer is working. To help others that may come looking for answers, you might include the link to the site with the driver and also mark your question as solved.

Best regards,

Harvey

Harvey Muller (hlmuller) said : #9

Hi Darshan,

I am sorry for not being clear. I meant you should mark the question status Solved, not change the title to solved.

If you look at the top, the question still shows 'Answered' not 'Solved'.

Thanks,

Harvey

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