I have an Ubuntu 12.04 laptop from which I want to print in a Brother MFC-290C printer wired to a Win7 PC. Printer is already being shared by PC.
I've tried to install the printer via Alt+F2 system-config-printer, added it as a network Windows printer via SAMBA, verifyed access... BUT when asked for the manufacturer and model of the printer I found it was not available on the database.
Then I tried getting a .ppd file for my printer on the Brother site, found there were only .rpm and .deb options which I don't know how to handle.
Also I've tried Generic drivers like PCL6. Although installation was "successfully" completed, nothing happend when I ordered a Test Page.
Any guesses? Is my printer just too old?