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#1 2013-02-28 17:11:30

sorcerer's_apprentice
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[Solved] Brother Printer Drivers [i368] on a AMD64bit machine?

Sorry, don't bother. wink I will have to invest much more time into choosing a printer than I initially thought.

Would one of the mods be so kind as to remove this thread. Thanks!

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#2 2013-03-04 21:57:46

KrunchTime
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Re: [Solved] Brother Printer Drivers [i368] on a AMD64bit machine?

Before you give up on Brother printers, wait and read a response to a question under the Answers section of the March 2013 issue of Linux Format to which I'll provide a link later.

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#3 2013-03-04 23:33:11

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Re: [Solved] Brother Printer Drivers [i368] on a AMD64bit machine?

Response to question about connecting Brother printers to Ubuntu (should apply to Debian-based distros as well) and FAQ about printing:

https://www.asuswebstorage.com/navigate … 456700DB54

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#4 2013-03-05 02:51:05

sorcerer's_apprentice
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Re: [Solved] Brother Printer Drivers [i368] on a AMD64bit machine?

KrunchTime wrote:

Response to question about connecting Brother printers to Ubuntu (should apply to Debian-based distros as well) and FAQ about printing:

https://www.asuswebstorage.com/navigate … 456700DB54

Cool! Thank you very much!

I'm gonna rethink my decision from earlier today... wink

Brother devices are much more affordable than HPs.

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#5 2013-03-05 03:29:30

PackRat
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Re: [Solved] Brother Printer Drivers [i368] on a AMD64bit machine?

I use the drivers from that site for my printer (MFC-295CN) - no issues with printing or scanning. I've never tried to fax from the computer.


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#6 2013-03-05 15:26:22

KrunchTime
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Re: [Solved] Brother Printer Drivers [i368] on a AMD64bit machine?

sorcerer's_apprentice wrote:
KrunchTime wrote:

Response to question about connecting Brother printers to Ubuntu (should apply to Debian-based distros as well) and FAQ about printing:

https://www.asuswebstorage.com/navigate … 456700DB54

Cool! Thank you very much!

I'm gonna rethink my decision from earlier today... wink

Brother devices are much more affordable than HPs.

You're very welcome.

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#7 2013-03-05 18:19:42

bigbenaugust
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Re: [Solved] Brother Printer Drivers [i368] on a AMD64bit machine?

Set up multiarch, install libcupsys:i386, and then install the Brother driver .deb.


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#8 2013-03-05 20:51:48

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Re: [Solved] Brother Printer Drivers [i368] on a AMD64bit machine?

Generally all you need is the PPD file, which is 32-bit/64-bit independent.
-Hinto


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#9 2013-03-05 23:24:04

sorcerer's_apprentice
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Re: [Solved] Brother Printer Drivers [i368] on a AMD64bit machine?

Thanks guys!

I ordered a Brother MFP today. wink With the info here I should get it to work in no time.

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#10 2013-03-07 21:27:20

sorcerer's_apprentice
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Re: [Solved] Brother Printer Drivers [i368] on a AMD64bit machine?

bigbenaugust wrote:

Set up multiarch, install libcupsys:i386, and then install the Brother driver .deb.

Hi bigbenaugust,

I now got that printer sitting here and I would like to follow your instructions since there is no ppd available for this model.

How would I do that?

What I did so far is:

# dpkg --add-architecture i386
# apt-get update

Then apt complains:

W: Failed to fetch http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/dists/wheezy/InRelease  Unable to find expected entry 'main/binary-i368/Packages' in Release file (Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file)

Same with:

# apt-cache show libcupsys:i386
N: Unable to locate package libcupsys
E: No packages found

Or:

# apt-get install ia32-libs
Reading package lists... Done

yada yada yada

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 ia32-libs : Depends: ia32-libs-i386 but it is not installable
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

Could it be that this procedure can only be done under squeeze/statler? Or could it be related to me using a liquorix-kernel?

some dude at serverfault.com wrote:

The problem is using debian unstable and testing. Either use stable (or squeeze as it is currently called) or live with the brokenness.

source

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

Edit:

Just had an idea. I would hate to install statler. But I have an old IBM T20 sitting here. So if waldorf really isn't able to comply with multiarch I could run squeeze on that box for now and get hold of an additional NIC to set it up as a print server later. But first I would like to know if there really isn't another way. Trying to run the printer over virtualbox/win7 also didn't work...

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#11 2013-03-08 18:26:36

sorcerer's_apprentice
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Re: [Solved] Brother Printer Drivers [i368] on a AMD64bit machine?

Sweet Jesus big_smile,

I finally got everything installed. Somehow I managed to add the architecture "i368" via multiarch and hence all subsequent actions got spoiled. So I removed it and everything installed fine.

But now there is a different problem. After installing the i386.deb drivers, creating the spool-dir and restarting CUPS - I get the message that the drivers for the printer would be missing (when I plug in the USB-cable).

When going to 127.0.0.1:631 and trying to have it print a test page all that it says on the job-list is: "Waiting for printer to become available."

Any thoughts on how to fix this?

Thanks!

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#12 2013-03-08 18:41:23

sorcerer's_apprentice
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Re: [Solved] Brother Printer Drivers [i368] on a AMD64bit machine?

Sorry for making such a fuzz... wink

But: I got it working. There are a few tricks to be done:

Brother wrote:

For dpkg users:
1. Install the standard c library for 32bit applications (e.g. lib32stdc++6(Debian) or ia32-libs(Ubuntu))
2. Create some folders if it is required
2-1. Create /usr/lib/cups/filter if it does not exist.
Command1: mkdir /usr/lib/cups
Command2: mkdir /usr/lib/cups/filter

2-2. Create /usr/share/cups/model if it does not exist
Command: mkdir /usr/share/cups/model

3. Install the drivers using "--force-architecture" or "--force-all"option.

4. Copy brlpdwrapperXXX files under /usr/lib/cups/filter/ to /usr/lib64/cups/filter/
Command: cp /usr/lib/cups/filter/brlpdwrapper* /usr/lib64/cups/filter

5. Copy libbrXXXX files under /usr/lib/ to /usr/lib32/ if /usr/lib32 exists.
Command : cp /usr/lib/libbr* /usr/lib32/

Brother Linux Support Website

I underlined what did it for me.

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