Spent time on the ubuntu forums and the Brother website. Turns out a couple of simple downloads of rpm files (whatever they are) and 2 .deb files which I installed, was all that was necessary. My sister didn't see me sweat.
Returning to the city Saturday afternoon. Have a dell laptop there whose wireless isn't working. Will try to get that working yet again, but not before I get Patricia to leave the house for a few hours while I turn the air blue with invective. It's a rite of passage.
I've earned it.
From Bevboy's BlackBerry to BevBoy's Blog!