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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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« 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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« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2019, 04:27:00 PM »
 

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Moved to Printing and Scanning section.
 

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« 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.
 


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