Or from Unity, click on dash; type printers; click on printers icon. How do I connect my Ubuntu machine to my printer? Just curious here, have you tried going through settings and add printer? I attached a link below. Then turn on your printer. Note: don't use the installation how-to on the Brother website, but use the installation how-to on my website instead see below! I don't see drivers at that Link cat? The print command results in entering the doc in the printer's list of printed docs, but there is no printer output. I again downloaded the driver installer tool from the Brother website same version number for the installer and as far as I can tell, for the drivers as well. Don't extract the zipped file, but leave it there just as it is.
But Simple Scan claims that the drivers are still missing. The local Brother tech did recommend a couple of additions being enabled in Synaptic and as long as I followed the Brother online method implicitly it did seem to install and work. Just starting out and have a question? I always use localhost:631 because it's easier to type. See the comments for this post. I'm going to follow your advice and go to the Brother driver download website and see what can be done to try to download and install appropriate software.
Once you have the cups page up in your browser, you will need some kind of administrative password to register your printer, if it is not already registered. Welcome to the forum, pete. The message I get is 'printing stopped'. Cat When I did that the first time there was and is still no drivers there? In Printers, click the button Add with the + sign and follow the steps it offers you. DefaultAuthType Basic Restrict access to the server. Do you want more tips and tweaks? I wrote letters using the word processor and printed. But they suck enough for everyone.
From For instructions, see Hi jkirchner, Thanks for your reply. In either of those cases, proceed with step 3: 3. Most printers works on Ubuntu and the list is increasing and if your printer isn't on the list you can try out a printer which drivers are available and try them out, they might just work. Then you probably have to omit that last letter including the brackets. But trying to add the printer via Webmin still gave the same error.
First of all, I need to point out that printing has always worked on Ubuntu 18. I also attached a link below. For a network printer, you select in the next question the last option: A : Auto. In Mint this has changed: you'll see asterisks when you type. With that, you can install not only the printer driver, but also for a multifunctional printer the scanner driver.
Maybe the Installer Script installs the Drivers in the wrong folder for 18. Then it finally dawned on me. Ubuntu has made installing a local and network printers easier by putting the installation wizard on the same windows. Or your printer might simply be too new for the database in your version of Linux Mint. After I entered that into terminal, all was well again.
There are always untoward incidents when you upgrade. So how did I get scanning to work on Ubuntu? Cat I don't see drivers at that Link cat? Try installing your drivers using the instructions here. You should be able to run a 32 bit binary on 64 bits by running the following command sudo apt-get install lib32z1 lib32ncurses5 lib32bz2-1. I have a brother printer and have used this method many times. It took a number of goes at totally uninstalling both printer drivers and Wine to somehow allow me to get that right lol.