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Brother's driver page only has 32bit installers and I have tried installing ia32-libs and getlibs but none of them has helped. The Ubuntu printer setup wizard has an option to install a ppd file, but no such file exists for my printer. >.< And no, I'm not going to throw out this perfectly good printer just because linux isn't compatible in 64 bit.
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Brother's driver page only has 32bit installers and I have tried installing ia32-libs and getlibs but none of them has helped. The Ubuntu printer setup wizard has an option to install a ppd file, but no such file exists for my printer. >.< And no, I'm not going to throw out this perfectly good printer just because linux isn't compatible in 64 bit.
You mean the printer driver is a crappy closed source beast and the manufacturer is an idiot.

Anyway, you also need to install lib32stdc++.
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who here has told you to "throw away" any hardware cause it wont work in linux?

anywho, why don't you try to get the CUPS driver...

http://welcome.solutions.brother.com...ion_prn1a.html

instead of a ppd?
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who here has told you to "throw away" any hardware cause it wont work in linux?

anywho, why don't you try to get the CUPS driver...

http://welcome.solutions.brother.com...ion_prn1a.html

instead of a ppd?
That's what he IS doing.

Though installing their crappy 32-bit stuff on 64-bit Linux is something of a chore, since their directions are sorely lacking.

Trust me I know, I have a Brother printer myself. If I'd known, I would have bought something else.
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That's what he IS doing.

Though installing their crappy 32-bit stuff on 64-bit Linux is something of a chore, since their directions are sorely lacking.

Trust me I know, I have a Brother printer myself. If I'd known, I would have bought something else.
i actually got lucky with my last printer purchase, i bought a all in one canon...didn't even check for linux compatibility as it was bought on a "whim"

i've resorted to in the past, using 32 bit linux and a pae kernel, if a vital piece of hardware didn't have 64 bit support...if you actually need more than 2 GB of ram per application, then yeah i can see using 64 bit, but if you don't and it is to get another vital piece of hardware, it might be worth making the switch to 32 bit.
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i actually got lucky with my last printer purchase, i bought a all in one canon...didn't even check for linux compatibility as it was bought on a "whim"

i've resorted to in the past, using 32 bit linux and a pae kernel, if a vital piece of hardware didn't have 64 bit support...if you actually need more than 2 GB of ram per application, then yeah i can see using 64 bit, but if you don't and it is to get another vital piece of hardware, it might be worth making the switch to 32 bit.
Oh dear gawd no, you do NOT run 32-bit when you have 4GB+ of RAM. I'd sooner shoot the printer.
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Got it working by tricking the .deb package into running. I would post the specific command but I forgot it and my system crashed due to vmware screwing up. >.<
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