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Recently moved over onto Ubuntu. First time for anything like this for me as I'm coming from Windows but I'm here and ready to learn. The only problems Ive experienced so are saving in Libre office doc as a word doc file and then losing the formatting upon receival via email. However the more pressing issue is getting my old Brother DCP 135 c to work. Ive scanned a few help blogs and have found them frankly quite frightening.

Would it be possible for someone to write u a step by step guide (including explanations of terminology)

For those of us new to this magic world?

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Will did it work? – Salem May 14 '13 at 13:56

I have also a Brother printer (DCP-series) and it only started working after i installed the Brother drivers. Have you tried that? If not, here's what it takes:

  • Here you can find the driver for your printer (download the 2 .deb files).
  • Open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T)
  • If you are using a 64bit system, you have to install ia32-libs

    sudo apt-get install ia32-libs

After that just double click in each of the .deb files you downloaded and install it using Software Center. This should make your printer work (if not try restarting the system). Also, you can find a more complete guide here.

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Type "brother" in the search box in the Ubuntu Software center. Install both drivers that you find there.

Then open the terminal and type (as in Salem's answer):

sudo apt-get install ia32-libs

In my case the DCP-135 printer now works. However, the scanner facility does not currently work. I am still trying to fix it.

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