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Just installed Ubuntu 12.04LTS. My Brother DCP-130C usb printer is correctly detected but the drivers for a DCP-1200 are installed by default. I have downloaded what I assume are the correct drivers from Brother (deb format) but don't know what to do now. The .deb file is in my downloads folder. I am a newbie to Linux/Ubuntu so climbing a bit of a learning curve. Hope someone can help Roy

  • doubleclick the .deb and watch the system do its thing. – Rinzwind Sep 10 '13 at 8:28
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Follow these steps to install your .deb file:

  • Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and Go to downloads where you file is located:

    cd ~/Downloads
    
  • Then execute this command to intall it:

    sudo dpkg -i *yourprinterfilename.deb*
    
  • That's it.. Replace yourprinterfilename.deb with your actual printer's file name.

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