BRO MFC-490CW Drivers Issue Again

Leonard Chatagnier lenc5570 at
Wed Dec 3 03:48:11 UTC 2008

--- On Tue, 12/2/08, NoOp <glgxg at> wrote:

> From: NoOp <glgxg at>
> Subject: Re: BRO MFC-490CW Drivers Issue Again
> To: ubuntu-users at
> Date: Tuesday, December 2, 2008, 8:25 PM
> 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.
> Plugs ears, runs right, then left, then...
And don't forget to duck the bullets-:)) I don't really have a choice if I want a working printer but I thought I'd give Mario and Derek a chance to offer an alternative if there is one. I think not, but I will email brother again and press the issue on deb files or cups drivers. Can't hurt.
Leonard Chatagnier
lenc5570 at

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