Cannot add Brother printer

Jonathan Doe anonymous.jondoe at
Tue Jan 29 02:15:09 GMT 2008

On Monday 28 January 2008 11:23:47 am Dotan Cohen wrote:
> On Debian etch, I downloaded the drivers for Brother dcp7010 from the
> Brother website, but I cannot add the printer in Kcontrol ->
> Peripherals -> Printers -> Add. THe text "Add printer/class" is grey.
> This is the site from where I downloaded the drivers:
> What must I do to enable the addition of the printer? Thanks in advance.

I have had the experience where sometimes adding a printer via kde is easy, 
and sometimes it is impossible. I would reccommend adding the printer via the 
cups web interface, the kde print configuration should pick up on this and 
Just Work. 

FYI running kde as root in order to add a printer is generally not considered 
safe. Try the cups webinterface:


When you install a printer, it will prompt for a login at some point. the user 
is root and the password is the root password.

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