Install problem Brother 2040 printer
p.echols at comcast.net
Sat Sep 22 06:41:59 UTC 2007
On 09/21/2007 07:57 PM, miner wrote:
> I am following instructions from the Brother website for the 2040
> printer and I believe it is installed
> as G Debi Package Installer detects the installation recognizing the
> Brother 2040 LPR driver. However the computer does not detect the printer.
Well, I am certainly no expert, but I started poking around since I have
a couple of brother printers that don't work quite right.
I think that the CUPS printing system is installed by default, in
Ubuntu, not LPR. If that is right, then you may need to install a cups
wrapper driver after having installed the LPR driver. Read here:
> Once installed the instructions for USB users state;
> *Ensure that the :lp line reads as follows; :lp=usb/lp0*
> Where do I find this :lp line?
Umm, where did you find this instruction? It is very unusual to find an
instruction that does not, at some point tell what file you are looking
> At the end I am supposed to enter; */etc/init.dlpd restart* but the
> command is not recognized.
That is going to be " /etc/init.d/lpd restart" note the missing slash
mark. But if you do not have an LPR type printer system installed (ie:
you have CUPS) then I don't think it will work anyway. I looked in my
?etc/init.d/ directory and there is no file "lpd". However I do have a
file "cupsys" which is a script to stop, start, restart or get the
status of the cups system. My guess is that's what you have too.
If I'm right, then I think you are half way there. Now that you have
the LPR driver installed, you install the CUPS wrapper for your 2040,
then probably restart CUPS using this command: /etc/init.d/cupsys restart
But PLEASE note, this is an educated guess. I have not tried it myself
yet. Read that brother page and note that they have a link for help on
the page too.
Post back and let us kn ow how it goes.
> Any help greatly appreciated.
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