Sorry, don't bother. 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!
Last edited by sorcerer's_apprentice (2013-03-08 18:41:56)
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.
Last edited by KrunchTime (2013-03-05 00:17:47)
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.
"It does not require many words to speak the truth." - Chief Joseph, Nez Perce tribe
Set up multiarch, install libcupsys:i386, and then install the Brother driver .deb.
Debian: II Arch: II openSUSE: I
Generally all you need is the PPD file, which is 32-bit/64-bit independent.
I ordered a Brother MFP today. With the info here I should get it to work in no time.
# dpkg --add-architecture i386 # apt-get update
Last edited by sorcerer's_apprentice (2013-03-07 21:57:33)
Sweet Jesus ,
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?
Last edited by sorcerer's_apprentice (2013-03-08 18:27:37)