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I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 and can not get my Brother MFC6490CW printer to work. When I try to install the device, Ubuntu does not find a driver.

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As far as I can tell, your printer is not supported in the brother-lpr-driver package

So you will have to download the driver directly from the manufacturer's site

  • download both .deb files. See screenshot.

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  • Go through the usual license agreement bla bla...

  • Open file manager and go to your Downloads folder.

  • Double click the .deb file. It should be opened by "Software Center".
  • Click install.
  • Do the same for the other file.
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