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Fedora 17 and the brother printer

Posted 07-13-2012 at 08:41 PM by subvertigo
Updated 08-16-2012 at 09:39 AM by subvertigo

The Brother printer driver for my printer runs into SELinux problems post-install. Fortunately, the selinux troubleshooter made this a trivial fix:
semanage fcontext -a -t cupsd_etc_t /etc/opt/brother/Printers/mfcj6710dw/inf
restorecon -v /etc/opt/brother/Printers/mfcj6710dw/inf
semanage fcontext -a -t cupsd_var_run_t /etc/opt/brother/Printers/mfcj6710dw/inf/brmfcj6710dwrc
restorecon -v /etc/opt/brother/Printers/mfcj6710dw/inf/brmfcj6710dwrc
The remaining files...
LQ Newbie
Posted in Fedora
Views 1347 Comments 0 subvertigo is offline
Rating: 4 votes, 4.00 average.

Installing a Brother MFC-J220 printer in Slackware 3.1 32bit

Posted 03-03-2011 at 01:19 PM by trillobyte
Updated 04-29-2013 at 11:44 AM by trillobyte (Updated 04/29/2013)

Distribution: Slackware 13.1 (Update) These procedures relate to Slackware 14.0 64bit as well.
Distribution Edition: 32bit
Driver: mfcj220lpr-1.1.1-1.i386.rpm
Driver: mfcj220cupswrapper-1.1.1-3.i386.rpm
Driver: brscan3-0.2.11-4.i386.rpm
Driver: brscan-skey-0.2.1-3.i386.rpm
SANE version: Sane-1.0.21
CUPS version: cups-1.4.5
***Note***For 64bit Slackware you will need to install at least the glibc-solibs-2.15_multilib-x86_64-7alien.txz and cups-compat32-1.5.4-x86_64-2compat32.txz...
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 11395 Comments 3 trillobyte is offline

I learned how to share printers with cups

Posted 03-17-2009 at 09:39 PM by xri
Tags cups, nfs, printer, share

Once I started learning NFS, I initially assumed that it is a Unix only version of Samba. I thought that it would obviously include sharing printers too. However, I was wrong. While Samba allows you to share printers, NFS can't. However, there is a simpler method. CUPS allows you to share printers with all your the Linux computers on your network, through a web interface. It is extremely simple and works right out of the box.
I just used my web browser pointed at http://localhost:631 on the...
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 1987 Comments 0 xri is offline

Printer Installation/Printing

Posted 03-03-2009 at 12:19 AM by phoenixrising (Learning Something Everyday about Linux)
Updated 03-03-2009 at 12:55 AM by phoenixrising

  1. It's important to check if the printer is 'enabled' from the Admin settings
  2. It's important to set the location of the printer to the hostname i.e. if your computer hostname is 'MYCOMP', the location of the printer should say 'MYCOMP' -- at least in two distros i've seen it to be left blank (and as a result printer was not working -- it was showing up on the menus -- but not doing anything)...
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Posted in Notes
Views 1456 Comments 0 phoenixrising is offline


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