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rickanetrickanet Posts: 2
edited October 2011 in Getting Started with Linux

I want to install a Brother printer but I need to know how to find the relevant information on my laptop in order to get the proper driver from the Brother website. Below is the choice I have. How do I find this information on my laptop?

Download / Format /Version /Size /Release Date

LPR driver /rpm /1.0.1-1 /1087 KB /2008.Feb.13

cupswrapper driver /rpm /1.0.1-1 /15 KB /2008.Feb.13

LPR driver /deb /1.0.1-1 /1087 KB /2008.Feb.13

cupswrapper driver /deb /1.0.1-1 /13 KB /2008.Feb.13

Comments

  • Goineasy9Goineasy9 Posts: 1,116
    What distro are you using? Is it rpm based or deb based? If you don't know, give us the name of the distro and we'll tell you.
  • rickanetrickanet Posts: 2
    edited October 2011
    Please bear with me, I know absolutely nothing about Linux and the lingo you are using.

    What is distro?

    To select the proper printer driver, I need to find out the difference between LPR and cupswrapper, and between rpm and deb
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