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July 19, 2011 2:04 AM Subscribe
Why are "i386" drivers supplied, and not 64-bit, for things like printer drivers?
posted by Goofyy to computers & internet (19 answers total)
Got a new printer. They said they had Linux drivers. They do! But only i386 drivers. (Brother MFC-J6910DW). It's an expensive printer. They only reveal the issue after installing the ink and printing a test page. The scanning drivers are in 64-bit, the Windows drivers in 64-bit, but not the Linux printer drivers. My old Brother printer had what I needed. Most of it is still probably valid. Trying to search for help is yielding lots of useless reviews.