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Installing a Brother Printer

Link to this post 04 Nov 13

I am running Xubuntu and tried connecting my Brother MFC8460N printer, via USB cable.
If I go to add a printer, it does detect the printer but cannot locate any drivers. The CD that comes with printer is for windows or MAC. Can anyone help me with a step-by-step guide how to install the drivers for this printer?

Link to this post 06 Nov 13

It looks like your printer is one of the few that is not supported out of the box, but the manufacturer does have the drivers for *buntu at http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public/as/as_ot/en/dlf/download_top.html?reg=as&c=as_ot&lang=en&prod=mfc8460n_all&SRC= just look for the deb download.

Link to this post 30 Sep

How do I run a Brother printer HL-2240 on my 32bit linuxmint16 cinnamon. It sees printer but when I click print only blank paper comes out. Staples checked printer; it's OK.

Link to this post 01 Oct

I appreciate the prompt response but I don't have MFC-8460N, I have a HL-2240; and my PC system is Linux not Windows. Or does it not matter?

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