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by dsctr
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How to Fix Brother Printer?
Replies: 16
Views: 683

Re: [SOLVED] How to Fix Brother Printer?

I have a brother mfp-j450dw printer that is connected to a desk top (mint 19.2, & win7 dual boot) with usb cable. I have got the printer to work for printing and scanning to the desktop. I Also have a hp laptop with mint 19.2 that is used with wifi only. I downloaded the drives like I did with the d...
by dsctr
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Getting my old Brother mfc-j450dw to scan with Mint
Replies: 13
Views: 577

Re: Getting my old Brother mfc-j450dw to scan with Mint

I will try gscan after I get my computer changed over to mint.
For now I must keep things simple. If something works, it's good for now.
Main thing now is get all my info saved and in mint and then reinstall mint to over ride win 7.
by dsctr
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello, new to mint 19.2
Replies: 6
Views: 512

Hello, new to mint 19.2

Hello, I am new to Linux mint 19.2, Moving from windows 7. I have mint as a dual boot on my computer. I am not very good at computers, know just enough to get what I need to do done. Basic searching, email, online banking and some file work, docs photo's etc So far I have been able to get my old Bro...
by dsctr
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Getting my old Brother mfc-j450dw to scan with Mint
Replies: 13
Views: 577

Re: Scanner recommendation, please?

phd21, I have figured out how to scan documents, in Mint 19.2 Open menu, type scan, open simple scan, have document on scanner and click scan. I have pocket listed and bookmarked the links you sent. I guess I shouldn't post to this thread any longer, since we are off subject from scanners recommenda...
by dsctr
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Getting my old Brother mfc-j450dw to scan with Mint
Replies: 13
Views: 577

Re: Scanner recommendation, please?

I am just learning Linux mint 19.2 As long as things work I will be using things as they are for now. First step was get printer working. Next step to figure out how to get all my ms office 2007 documents and excel folders to work in mint, I have installed wine, but haven't got that figured out. The...
by dsctr
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Getting my old Brother mfc-j450dw to scan with Mint
Replies: 13
Views: 577

Re: Scanner recommendation, please?

I have figured out how to scan documents, in Mint 19.2
Open menu, type scan, open simple scan, have document on scanner and click scan.

Learning to forget all the ways I used to do things in widows 7.
by dsctr
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Getting my old Brother mfc-j450dw to scan with Mint
Replies: 13
Views: 577

Re: Scanner recommendation, please?

Hello phd21, I downloaded the drivers as you suggested and double clicked on them in the folder and it worked, I now am able to print. but not scan. Should I will try re downloading scanner drivers and try to scan. That is a much easier way than the terminal command line method. Should I open menu t...
by dsctr
Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Getting my old Brother mfc-j450dw to scan with Mint
Replies: 13
Views: 577

Re: Scanner recommendation, please?

I have tried that numerous times. I will try it again. And post what happens. Right now if I click menu and type terminal, I have 8 brother installs listed. That is how many times I've tried and failed to install. I just ordered some books on linux to try and learn linux, the line commands etc I app...
by dsctr
Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Getting my old Brother mfc-j450dw to scan with Mint
Replies: 13
Views: 577

Re: Scanner recommendation, please?

I have never used linux before and just tried installing drivers for my brother mfc-j450dw printer. I typed in the terminal what was suggested for installing, from the brother site and couldn't get it to install in mint 19.2, always get a not found in terminal. I have even got to password and typed ...
by dsctr
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Getting my old Brother mfc-j450dw to scan with Mint
Replies: 13
Views: 577

Getting my old Brother mfc-j450dw to scan with Mint

Hello phd21,
Are you able to scan with your brother MFC J491DW?

I just installed Mint 19.2 and my old Brother mfc-j450dw will not work with mint, it's discontinued and couldn't find drivers.

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