Configuring Brothers MFC790CW printer on Ubuntu

Posted by Hariharan Vadivelu on
I have recently upgarded to Ubuntu 11.10 from Windows, configuring my home office printer was one little piece which I thought would be difficult.
This turned out to be a 15 minutes affair and the test page printed within no time.

here are the set of commands to install printer driver.

Inspiron-N5110:~$ sudo -i
[sudo] password for <unix user>: <Enter Password>
Inspiron-N5110:~#
cd /var/spool/
mkdir lpd
cd lpd/
mkdir mfc790cw
sudo dbpkg -i --force-all mfc790cwlpr-1.1.2-2.i386.deb
sudo dpkg -i --force-all mfc790cwcupswrapper-1.1.2-2.i386.deb


If you have any other brand of printer you should start with following link
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Printers


Ubuntu rocks!!! here is a sample screen shot from my desktop.


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