brother dcp-1000 printer
i have a brother dcp-1000 and i also have mandrake 10 running
i had 9.2 before and when installing either, when the printer stuf came about, there was no option for the dcp-1000 and so i was wondering if there's anyway to get this printer to work under linux!!??
see if you can locate drivers and install them, then try reinstalling the printer like you normalluy would.
as far as i know there are no linux drivers......is there anything i can do or did i just end up with a crappy printer for my linux switch-over????
Obviously there are, the link above provides an RPM for the drivers.
Like I said , install the RPM then install the printer like you normally would.
If you do not have an RPM based packaging distro, use rpm2tgz you should already have that.
If you need additional help just post bud.
i have seen that page before but i had also read that the dcp-1000 isn't lpr based so that wouldn't work but i'll give it a go...
DCP 1000 driver install
So you want it to PRINT, huh? Well scanning is easy and I would refer you to other fine articles for that. After much searching and frustration, I found nothing that worked until now. The instructions they give you don't work. You know that or you wouldn't be here, right? This is actually easy if you know how.
Download both the lpr and cupswrapper packages. Install the lpr FIRST, this is very important. This will not fully install and you will get an error. We can ignore it for now. We will come back and fix it later. We will have to because it messed up dpkg.
Now install the cupwrapper package. This should go off without a hitch. Use the deb installer or shell command
sh /usr/local/Brother/cupswrapper/cupswrapperDCP1000-1.0.2 -i and you possibly could get another error, but ignore that, too.
Then, Copy the file "/usr/share/cups/model/brsdp1000_cups.ppd"
to the directory "/usr/share/ppd".
If you are using USB interface,
connect the device to the PC and turn the power on.
Access to the page "http://localhost:631"
and click on "Add Printer",
then install the driver following the instructions.
Print a test page. Every thing OK? Think we are done? No, like I said installing the lpr package messed up dpkg and we have to fix it. --force does not work. Run "sudo gedit /var/lib/dpkg/status". Find the log for Brother lpr and it should say that it halfway installed. Delete the entry and save.
You can now go to Synaptic or whatever you like and delete the partially installed package.
Test printer again and I wish you good luck!:)
If you want to install a brother printer, you need to install in the first place the LPR driver. Next you need to install the cupswrapper driver. If you are working on Mandriva you just need to install the packages with urpmi.
Brother uses the LPR + cupswrapper system because they don't want to opensource their drivers, and this combination is a smart workaround.
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