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Have just received my Ubuntu diskand installed it. However, I cannot install my Brother HL1430 printer. I have the installation disk, and although I can open this in Ubuntu it ...
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    Have just received my Ubuntu diskand installed it. However, I cannot install my Brother HL1430 printer. I have the installation disk, and although I can open this in Ubuntu it will not run any of the files. The same goes for my Zoom modem. I know that Linux is not as easy as the Microsoft rip-off but would appreciate some detailed guidance. My PC useage is very simple - about ten (10) addresses on the web I visit daily, some simple word processing and a few databases, and, lastly sending emails. I would really like to be able to ditch Windows and just use Linux. So, please, can somebody help a senior citizen who is computer literate, but not Linux, yet?
    Many thanks in advance. Drawstop.

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    Hi Drawstop
    Welcome to linux world
    You dont need drivers for your printer because linux has alredy drivers for your type of printer.go to system>administration>Printing and double click on "new printer".that will open printer wizard.first select "local printer" and than your type.that will install your drivers.
    About modem ....is a dial-up modem?

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    Yeah, that printer works perfectly with Linux according to LinuxPrinting.org:

    http://www.linuxprinting.org/show_pr...rother-HL-1430

    You can download a driver for it there too, if it's needed.
    oz

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    Yeah.,if it's a winmodem you are going to have problems!

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    hi linuxrcks!
    dont scare newbies.Almost every problem can be solved.

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