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    Using a Brother AIO with Linux Mint

    Hi,

    Can anyone tell me how to get my Brother MFC 870DW all in one to work with Linux Mint 18 "Sarah"?
    I have Linux installed on my spare PC and I like it quite a bit and I'd use it every day but so far I've not been able to figure out how to get my AIO to work with it.

    My main PC has Win 7 and I'm thinking of installing Linux on that too but maybe keeping Win 7 on it so I can swap to Win 7 to print sales receipts when I have to.
    But ideally I'd love to go all Linux and dump the MS Win 7. I can deal with pretty much anything else with Linux.

    Thanks for any advice on this.

    L

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    I would check if there is a Linux driver available on the Brother site. You may want to try and follow the instructions here:
    https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/15

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    Thanks Phil. I'll check it out.

    The man who sold me the Linux DVD guided me thorough installing it side by side on my main Dell PC with Win 7. I removed all the files from my spare HD and saved them to zip drive, then installed Linux on it and let it format the drive. When I need to print, I just enable the man SSD and then disable it in the BIOS when I want to use Linux. If I can get a driver for Linux for my Brother AIO I might install Linux on the SSD main drive and quit Windows altogether.

    I've been running Mozilla FF on Linux. It's slower than Google Chrome but am going to look for ways to speed it up on this site. Probably TCP Optimizer?

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    You'd have to test the Linux driver I suppose.

    As for speeding up your Linux browsing, the Optimizer is not going to work, it is designed for Windows variants. There is some information to point you in the right direction about optimizing Linux TCP/IP here: http://www.speedguide.net/articles/l...and-tweaks-121

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philip View Post
    You'd have to test the Linux driver I suppose.

    As for speeding up your Linux browsing, the Optimizer is not going to work, it is designed for Windows variants. There is some information to point you in the right direction about optimizing Linux TCP/IP here: http://www.speedguide.net/articles/l...and-tweaks-121
    OK thank you.

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    I used to know how to change the settings in Firefox but not any more. Can you by any chance tell me how to change these settings?
    I opened the terminal but nothing I typed in seemed to be what I'd need to access to change settings.

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    The browser-specific tweaks are listed here, just scroll down to Firefox: http://www.speedguide.net/articles/i...er-tweaks-2448

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