BRO MFC-490CW Drivers Issue Again

NoOp glgxg at
Wed Dec 3 02:25:24 UTC 2008

On 12/02/2008 05:32 PM, Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
> Just finished a fresh Intrepid install and find that there are no
> printer drivers for the above printer. Intrepid recognises my printer
> as a raw printer but can't print from OO.o nor a test page. CUPS
> doesn't have a driver for my model yet. Since the list convinced me
> of the dangers of using the --force-* dpkg option, I wondering if
> there is any alternative to the procedures listed on the Brother
> site. If not, I don't see any choice to using the --force option.
> Anyone know if the deb driver is proceeding downstream for inclusion
> in Intrepid or even if Brother plans to do so. Any info welcomed.
> Thanks,

Just do the --force after all it's a new 8.10 install and I doubt that
at this stage you can mess things up too much by doing so.

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