My wife has been bothering me for some time about her eeePC not working with our printer. Today I finally got around to fixing it. Thanks to this blog I was successful. Having learnt from Adam’s experience I first created the directory…
then copied /etc/printcap to /etc/printcap.local by…
sudo cp /etc/printcap /etc/printcap.local
After that I also created the directory…
sudo mkdir /var/spool/lpd.
Passing the command…
dpkg -i --force-all --force-architecture mfc440cnlpr-1.0.1-1.i386.deb
installed the lpd without a hitch. I then installed the CUPS driver using…
dpkg -i --force-all --force-architecture mfc440cncupswrapper-1.0.1-1.i386.deb
and this to was successful.
I then went into the eeePC’s printer setup and added a new printer.
- Type = Network printer
- Attribute = “other”
- Path = socket://192.168.x.xx:9100 (you will need to put the IP address in this bit for your network setup)
- Selected brother for the manufacturer and then selected the MFC-440CN driver from the list which will be there now thanks to the steps we have previously taken.
- After this I selected ‘yes’ to print a test page.
It worked. Wohoooo!
My wife loves me again, she is now busy making up for lost time and furiously contributing to the deforestation of Indonesia.