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Linux Help Please

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Linux Help Please

This is what I am trying to do but there are a couple of things I am not clear about and would be grateful for a simple explanation of how to do these,
2 Go to
http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bs ... HL-3150CDW
3
Download these 2 files
hl3150cdwlpr-1.1.2-1.i386.deb
hl3150cdwcupswrapper-1.1mkdir /var/spool/lpd.2-1.i386.deb
and expand both files
4
Go into software manager and install
ia32-libs
5 Open the terminal type
sudo su
(enter password)
mkdir /var/spool/lpd
6 Using the CD instruction, move the terminal focus to the directory where the 2 driver files are located and run these 2 lines
dpkg -i --force-all hl3150cdwlpr-1.1.2-1.i386.deb
dpkg -i --force-all hl3150cdwcupswrapper-1.1.2-1.i386.deb

The 2 things I am unsure about (ie; I don't have a clue) is how do I expand these 2 deb files and what specific CD  instruction do I need to move the terminal focus to the files in the download directory.
Thank you for you help.
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Re: Linux Help Please

You shouldn't need to expand the .deb files - the dpkg -i *.deb command install the .deb file
The CD command depends where you have stored them - bear in mind that Linux has case specific directory names i.e. User is different to user and Dom is different to dom
You may find they are in /home/mav/Downloads
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Re: Linux Help Please

Thanks but I am stuck on the other bit as running that command in the terminal it cannot find the file.
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Re: Linux Help Please

Edited above post while you replied
try sudo su
then type in cd /home
then ls and see what you have there
then cd Mav (or mav) or most obvious
then ls - see if you have a directory called Downloads
if so then cd Downloads
you should then see the file in there if you type in ls
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Re: Linux Help Please

This is what I get
duncan-All-Series duncan # cd /home
duncan-All-Series home # ls
duncan
duncan-All-Series home # cd mav
bash: cd: mav: No such file or directory
duncan-All-Series home #
same with cd Downloads .. no such file or directory.
Waldo
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Re: Linux Help Please

Generally when you open a terminal you're already in your home directory:

waldo@gouda:~$ pwd
/home/waldo

You just need to change directory from there:

waldo@gouda:~$ cd Downloads
waldo@gouda:~/Downloads$

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Re: Linux Help Please

You could of course just use the file manager. (caja/nemo/what ever you use)
If you double click on a .deb it will open the package installer.
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Re: Linux Help Please

You'd need to cd duncan
(not mav)
duncan seems to be the name of your directory
then
cd Downloads

or as above - you could try a filemanager - what version of Linux are your running ? I'm only really familiar with the GUI of Ubuntu
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Re: Linux Help Please

Thanks to everyone for their help I have got everything up and running ok.
In the end it was straightforward I followed Hairy McBikers advice about the file manager and package installer.
I am not sure what advantage, if any, there would have been in following the instructions shown in my first post unless someone was very famaliar with Linux.
Anyway, thanks again for the help.
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Re: Linux Help Please

They are generic, will work on any Debian based system, even if it doesn't have X installed.
But glad you got it working.
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Re: Linux Help Please

You need what may seem the more complex method to install the basic software - including your selected file manager!