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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?

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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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?

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

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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

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

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