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Old 02-26-2011, 06:09 PM   #1
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How many of you slackers are using Brother printers?


Looking at this thread had me wondering how many of you slackers had successfully installed a Brother printer. I'm thinking about getting a MFC-495CW.
 
Old 02-26-2011, 06:34 PM   #2
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Me. I'm very happy with the brother DCP-585CW. But be careful, I just find 32 bit driver and it's oblige me to use multilib.
 
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Old 02-26-2011, 06:39 PM   #3
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I have been very happy with my HP Laserjet P2015 printer. Works for Linux, Windows, and OS X. I would check the HCL *before* you buy a printer. Happy shopping.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/index.php/cat/198
 
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Old 02-26-2011, 06:40 PM   #4
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Hi,

I've got several Brother printers. I do not like MFC printers. Most of my Brothers are of the HL2xxx series Lasers. Work great at a cheap cost. Throw away devices. No problems setting things up. Look at OpenPrinting & CUPS.
 
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Old 02-26-2011, 07:34 PM   #5
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My Brother HL-2140 laser printer works fine with the Ghostscript hl1250 driver.

I too like having a separate scanner and printer. That gives me the best chance of having both work.
Ed
 
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Old 02-26-2011, 08:32 PM   #6
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I have the 495CW. It was tough to get working correctly but it worked out in the end. I actually have a thread here that has all the info that I received on it to get it working
 
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Old 02-27-2011, 01:31 AM   #7
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Hi,

I've got several Brother printers. I do not like MFC printers.
Endless hours on driver issues, trying to find working ppd file (CUPS), eventually replaced with HP.

CHeers,

[edit] Note this is not a Slackware issue but rather a Brother==Windows issue.

Last edited by lazardo; 02-27-2011 at 01:34 AM. Reason: clarify
 
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Old 02-27-2011, 06:19 AM   #8
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My Brother HL-1440 works great.
 
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Old 02-27-2011, 07:30 AM   #9
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My Brother DCP-110C has been fine. My only concession to multilib in Slackware64 is to add a 32bit cups library so that the printer will work.
Installing the driver does require some tweaks; creating a symlink /etc/rc.d/init.d/cups -> /etc/rc.d/rc.cups and running the install script in a C shell.
 
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Old 02-27-2011, 12:06 PM   #10
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I was to start a thread about my Brother printers. This doesn't seem to be the thread to sort it all out, so I am still going to. They work great, last I used them (Debian). But I have yet to make them work with Slackware. HL-1430 and HL-4050CDN. Quite a few hours has gone into bouncing about in CUPS so far.
 
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Old 02-27-2011, 02:13 PM   #11
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I've used an MFC-665CW and it works fairly well. Unfortunately the drivers are 32-bit only (though the scanner drivers aren't). The driver is fairly dated and more recent versions of CUPS have made selecting non-default options hit-or-miss. If you have a Brother printer, it will probably work fine with Slackware (32-bit or multilib). If I had to buy a new printer, I would probably pick HP instead.
 
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Old 02-27-2011, 03:46 PM   #12
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Hello:

Here is a link to Brother's drivers: http://welcome.solutions.brother.com...s/id/linux/en/

(32 bit vs 64 bit seems to matter with Brother)

I had the exact same printer working on 64 bit Ubuntu, with help from their forum, of course.

HTH.
 
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