I am trying to pint to a Brother MFC-7420 from my ubuntu 10.04 machine.
The brother is attached to a windows XP machine and is shared.
This is what I have tried: System->Administration->Printing, Add, Expand Network Printer, Windows Printer via SAMBA, Browse (I can find the printer no problems here), Foward, Choose Driver Dialog, Brother,
My printer is not in this list
So the next thing I tried was to download the printer driver from here http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public_s/id/linux/en/download_prn.html
The driver installed fine but my printer still does not appear in the list.
I also tried installing the cups wrapper but that gave the following error.
Restarting Common Unix Printing System: cupsd [ OK ] cp: cannot stat `/usr/share/cups/model/MFC7420.ppd': No such file or directory dpkg: error processing cupswrappermfc7420 (--install): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1 Errors were encountered while processing: cupswrappermfc7420
I tried connecting the printer directly but even though I have installed the driver, when I go to printers and click on the printer (it shows up fine as a USB printer) then it say searching for drivers and then gives me a list, this is the same list as before which doesn't have my printer.
It really shouldn't be this hard. on window you don't have to installing anything it just works and the same is true for my brothers Mac.
How do I print to my printer?