Brother Printer

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Brother Printer

Postby fulford68 » Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:16

Hello, I am fairly new to Linux and have Sabayon GNOME 13.08 installed and so far I love it. Everything is going great except my Brother MFC-J432W printer, I have Rpm drivers i have installed but it still wont work, anyone have any ideas to help me with this problem? Your help is greatly appreciated.

Thankyou.
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Re: Brother Printer

Postby gocool » Tue Sep 10, 2013 15:00

open your web browser (firefox) and type in the following:

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http://localhost:631


On the top you will see a tab called 'Administration", click on that

Click on "Fine New Printers" button

And it should recognize the printer.

...and then its a straight forward wizard.

Normally you should be able to see the appropriate driver in the list, if not choose the one closest to the one provided and see if that works.

Note that the rpm files wont work in gentoo based OS (Sabayon is gentoo based).
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Re: Brother Printer

Postby fulford68 » Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:01

Thankyou for your help gocool.
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Re: Brother Printer

Postby fulford68 » Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:29

Hi gocool, tried what you said, have a MFC-J432W printer. Tried all the MFC drivers and nothing works?
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Re: Brother Printer

Postby gocool » Thu Sep 12, 2013 19:54

Try to search the Net and get the PPD file for your printer model.

And try the same thing but with this PPD file. It should work.
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Re: Brother Printer

Postby dunsurfin » Sat Sep 14, 2013 22:02

Have you read through this page?

http://www.gentoo-wiki.info/HOWTO_Broth ... r/Scanners

If you have the amd64 Gnome then there is a part near the bottom that may help. All the packages mentioned are in entropy so there's no need to use emerge.

Although rpm is not the usual method of installation for gentoo based distros it is usable - as you have found out - providing the correct packages are installed first.
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