Anger. Frustration, Hair-pulling out. Throwing things and cursing. Acting like a damn fool. Getting laughed at by my kids, who refuse to help, because they say it is time the "old man" gets with the times.
I followed the link, which took me to the brother driver download site. Chose the correct driver to download and was directed to the license agreement screen, to which I agreed. I chose the "mfcj430cupswrapper-3.0.0-1.I386 deb" package and was then given the choice to open with Gdeb package instaqller (default) or "save file", which went to "downloads".
First, I went with the installer which opens, does its thing (I tried both the "open" as well as the "extract" options on two separate attempts) and it shoots me the status: error-dependancy is not satisfiable-mfcj430wipr. Clicking on the "details" tabs says "priority/section/installed size not available KiB"
Then I go with "save file", which just sends it to the downloads section, with the same procedure as above being required, with the same results.
prior to this entire fiasco, I can go to settings and see that my printer is both recognized as well as enabled. After I did all of this, there was a second copy listed there as well. I tried both of them, with no results. the dialog box comes on and indicates that the information has been sent to the printer (with both the "test page" as well as me trying to print something at random from TBird), it shows up in the print Q and a pending job, but IT WILL NOT PRINT.
my laptop (Cyberpower custom-built gaming machine) which is still running Win7 prints perfectly from both wireless as well as with the USB, so I am guessing that it is NOT the printer itself or the cables/connections, it is something that I am not understanding or doing right.
Also, I did the "Command: gunzip Linux-brprinter-installer-1.0.4-1.gz" command from the terminal, never received a "su" or sudo su" request command, tried the "Command: bash Linux-brprinter-installer-1.0.4-1 Brother Machine Name" .....nothing worked.
the damn thing is there, and I can see it, but I cannot get it to cooperate with me because I don't understand if I am entering the commands correctly or what in the hells I am doing wrong. So, I am going to my "fall-back" position, which is (contrary to popular belief) that if you throw enough money at a problem, it WILL get fixed! my first thought was to take the entire machine to my "local" (25 miles one way) computer guy, toss it and a couple of high denomination bills down on his counter and tell him to call me when it was ready. the only problem is that I built this thing myself, and it is not really confined to a tower, giving a new meaning to the term "computer desk", so it is a major pain to transport.
Screw it, I'm on my way to Staples to buy a new HP. And I would like to make it perfectly clear that Nomko and everyone else has offered outstanding and valid advice and suggestions, which were, are, and will continue to be highly appreciated! the fault lies strictly with me and my inability to understand relatively simple instructions combined with an unfamiliarity with the new system. We wll see what the HP does, I guess!
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