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Old 11-17-2012, 11:10 PM   #1
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how do i install my brother printer on a 64 bit release of Debian


I decided to install the 64 bit version of Debian so that the video card's fan would stop making noises and I can have a silent work place without the noisy fan but when I start looking for the driver for the brother printer all I found was the 32 boy certain and I can't install that package since I am using a 64 bit version of Debian and there isn't a 64 bit version of the printer driver for Linux. I want to know how to install this printer on a 64 bit version of Debian if there Ia's no version of the driver for the 64 bit architecture
 
Old 11-18-2012, 03:45 AM   #2
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First, what is the model number and type of your printer?

Go over here and here for relevant background of 64bit installation of brother printer.

Good luck.
 
Old 11-18-2012, 10:28 AM   #3
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the model of the printer is an MFC-J615W

And those guides that you linked me to have no helpful information on as far as my specific model goes and how to get it working in a 64 bit platform, also all of the links in the articles you gave me are dead so I am unable to download whatever they wanted me to download. How do I install 32 bit drivers in a 64 bit release anyway. And if I managed to do it will it work?

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Old 11-19-2012, 01:34 AM   #4
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Is there at least a way to force the 32 bit packages to install on the 64 bit release?
 
Old 11-19-2012, 06:17 AM   #5
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Is there at least a way to force the 32 bit packages to install on the 64 bit release?
If there is no other means then do it. I think you can do it.

Here is a link in how we (trillobyte and me) worked out to install another MFCJ under 32 bit. I think the point that brothers did not care so much about 64bit is because their 32bit drivers are deemed to work also there. Anyway if you are interested post us your issues if there is when you install the drivers.

Good luck.
 
Old 11-19-2012, 06:24 AM   #6
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also all of the links in the articles you gave me are dead so I am unable to download whatever they wanted me to download.
What browser are you using? I have verified the links and I was there they're good.

Okay, download your model's driver from Brother Industries this link. Choose the lpr.rpm and the cupswrapper.rpm packages and follow the procedure I have linked to you above, the solution trillobyte and me used.

You can certainly do that because the difference between 32b and 64 bit this case is merely pointing the libraries needed. It worked to others, it will work for you.

Come back for anything need of help.

Good luck.
 
Old 11-19-2012, 11:10 PM   #7
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I just got everything working on my system, I did just as I thought I needed to do, I forced the 32 bit packages to install with these commands
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Dpkg -i *.deb --force-architeture
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That did it, note I can both scan and print from a silent computer because the video card drivers ate now making the fan run more silently and note UK can hear my DVDs again
 
Old 11-20-2012, 05:46 AM   #8
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