Installing MFC 495cw into Linux Mint Debian

Discussion in 'Printer Discussion' started by tlcmd, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. tlcmd


    Aug 30, 2013
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    Assistance needed and would be greatly appreciated. I am a relative noobie to Linux and am running LMDE (mate) without much trouble and it works!! But I am have the devil of a time installing my Brother MFC-495cw printer. Could someone please walk me through the steps necessary. I am a 73 year old guy and am only Linux computer semi-literate even though I have a post Graduate Doctorate. So, for my sake, please tell me how to do this using the KISS principle (Keep It Simple for Stupid).
    Do I download the deb files, cups wrapper, RPM, etc.
    Printer on or off, connected to USB or not, etc.
    So I'll need a really simple step by step set of instructions.
    The Brother site with the Linux drivers assumes that I have an advanced knowledge of Linux.which I do not have.
    tlcmd (aka Dick)
    tlcmd, Oct 11, 2013
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