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TWF 05-21-2006 08:54 PM

Brother MFC 5440CN printer
 
Has anyone got the Brother MFC 5440 network printer to work in Mandriva? Thanks.

dexter11 05-22-2006 05:28 AM

try http://hcl.mandriva.com

Quigi 06-23-2006 02:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TWF
Has anyone got the Brother MFC 5440 network printer to work in Mandriva? Thanks.

Your model may differ, but the MFC-8840DN was about as simple as plugging it in. It obtained its IP address by DHCP, and nmap shows it runs lots of services out of the box.

Code:

Starting nmap 3.50 ( http://www.insecure.org/nmap/ ) at 2006-06-23 14:58 EDT
Interesting ports on brother (192.168.3.50):
(The 1650 ports scanned but not shown below are in state: closed)
PORT    STATE SERVICE
21/tcp  open  ftp
23/tcp  open  telnet
25/tcp  open  smtp
80/tcp  open  http
139/tcp  open  netbios-ssn
515/tcp  open  printer
631/tcp  open  ipp
8080/tcp open  http-proxy
9100/tcp open  jetdirect
 
Nmap run completed -- 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 3.827 seconds

So you can ftp, upload (put) a file, and it gets printed. PostScript or plain ASCII text.
Or telnet to :9100 (jetdirect) and paste the file.
Surf HTTP to the printer to configure it.
Cups could talk IPP.
The printer also acts (:515) like a Unix host running lpd.

For regular use set it up in cups as "Generic Postscript", and printing from any applications I tried works fine.

Not sure if using a "driver" would buy me anything else? Maybe I could get duplex to work.

Quigi


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