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Printer Victory!

So far, my biggest challenge with my Ubuntu/Linux adventure has been my printer. I’m using a Brother MFC-240C Printer/Scanner/Fax combo which has served me very well since I got it this past fall.

However, I found that getting it to work in Ubuntu was easier said than done but I finally did get it to work.

The three links below are essentially what I used to get this to work. The first link contains links to the drivers you need (LPR and CUPS). The second links shows one specific step for Ubuntu 8.04 and the third one is a link to a page that walks you through how to do the install for Ubuntu 7.10. Although I’m using 8.04, I found the instructions to be sufficient and helped me get through to the end which was the successful printing of a page from OpenOffice just moments ago. So, another victory on my adventure with Ubuntu.

Brother Linux Drivers
Brother FAQ
Driver Installation Guide for Ubuntu

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