Install problem Brother 2040 printer
joh_hunter at shaw.ca
Sat Sep 22 20:35:24 UTC 2007
After your help I did download the CUPS driver from Brother even though
there was one installed with Ubuntu, but again had difficulty opening or
installing it. Just shows how little knowledge or understanding I have of
the Linux system. If I
Anyway, poking around some more I found the solution. It was so simple it
was not even funny. I downloaded the two files again, the LPR and the CUPS
file but this time I did not save them to the disk and they installed
beautifully. My printer works now without problems but I will have to fine
tune it a bit. Suggestion for downloading came from;
I have always been reluctant to do an install via the net prefering to save
the file and then install but I may have to rely on this until I understand
the system better.
I appreciate your help.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Patton Echols" <p.echols at comcast.net>
To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions"
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Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2007 12:41 AM
Subject: Re: Install problem Brother 2040 printer
> 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
> 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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