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Printer not quite installing
« on: April 21, 2019, 05:55:13 PM »
 

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I have a Brother MFC-J470DW printer. In most Debian-based distros, it installs fine. In LinuxLite 4.4, it appears to install but does not generate a test print and does not print after that. I think the scanner works.  I also have this issue in Bodhi 5.0.0, so it's not really a new issue and I'm pretty sure if I find the solution to one, the same solution will work for the other.

It could be worse. I can't install this printer at all in Solus. But it works for most .rpm and .deb package managers.
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Re: Printer not quite installing
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2019, 03:40:18 AM »
 

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Re: Printer not quite installing
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2019, 09:26:25 AM »
 

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https://askubuntu.com/questions/542388/brother-mfc-j470dw-printer-driver-installation

As I said, I've been working with this printer in several installations, many of them Ubuntu-based, and the method shown is exactly what I used. I'm undereducated in some ways, but installing distros is my thing (I have my hard drive partitioned roughly into quadrants, with a different distro on each one, and my data on an external so I can access all my data regardless of distro and without mounting extra volumes).
 

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« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2019, 09:35:38 AM »
 

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If you've followed the instructions to the letter, then I'm not sure what more I can offer. I'm happy to try the install for you via Teamviewer.

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Re: Printer not quite installing
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2019, 04:27:00 PM »
 

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Moved to Printing and Scanning section.
 

Re: Printer not quite installing
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2019, 10:46:23 AM »
 

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I solved the problem in Bodhi.

sudo apt install bodhi-printing

Apparently this wasn't installed as part of the standard installation. Is there a similar function in Linux Lite? Such as "sudo apt install linuxlite-printing"?
 

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« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2019, 12:47:13 PM »
 

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No there isn't. I did offer to help you via
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« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2019, 09:30:08 AM »
 

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OK. Sorry, but I'm reluctant to let someone into my system remotely. Thanks for the offer.
 

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« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2019, 11:55:39 AM »
 

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If you don't trust me personally, why trust the OS? I could have planted all sorts of nasties in it.
 

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« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2019, 07:09:55 AM »
 

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So I have nasties in my head telling me to not let anyone coopt my computer. But I am told in my welcome message to treat all users with respect and tolerance. Why would you suggest to me (in such a backhand way) that I might not want to use Linux Lite? I'm rather enjoying it, actually, just reporting the issues I've had, which are very few.
 

Re: Printer not quite installing
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2019, 03:25:30 PM »
 

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It is likely that attempting a reinstallation may have worked. In the meantime, I have replaced that printer (been having problems getting the heads cleaned, old printer) with a new Brother MFC-J491DW. I want to report that it installed flawlessly using a newer version of the same installer (they named the file identically to the old installer, but the old installer did not have this model included).  Now if someone would show me how to mark things Solved.
 

Re: Printer not quite installing
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2019, 03:28:54 PM »
 

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Has instruction on how to mark a post as solved in this link -
https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/introductions/forum-posting-guidelines/msg78/#msg78
 


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