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Old 11-23-2007, 11:10 AM   #1
puntjuh
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brother 540CN


Hi,

i'm using gentoo, and i have connected my brother 540cn using the network.

Now i've tried a few howto's, but i can't help but feel that i am not extracting the rpm files well.
I also tried: rpm2tar. too tar.gz the rpm's.

I'm trying with cups.
The state when printing keeps saying : stopped.


Code:
Description: Brother DCP-540CN
Location: Local Printer
Make and Model: Brother DCP-540CN CUPS v1.1
Printer State: idle, accepting jobs, published.
Device URI: socket://192.168.1.110
This is the result:

Code:
ID  	Name  	User  	Size  	Pages  	State  	Control 
Brother_DCP-540CN_192.168.1.110-60  	Test Page  	root  	19k  	Unknown  	stopped
I tried everything from ldp to hpdeskjet.

Has anyone succesfully installed this printer ?
 
Old 11-23-2007, 06:41 PM   #2
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I don't have that printer, but if you look here

http://solutions.brother.com/linux/s...s_drivers.html

you will find your printer listed with the linux drivers to make it work. I have a Brother, and their driver works for me like a charm.
 
Old 11-25-2007, 09:44 AM   #3
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seems i didn't look good enough at the FAQ page..
emerging alien & then using:

alien --to-tgz --scripts xxxxxxx.tgz

created install scripts..

First copying the extracted usr to / and then doing the install script for LPR first. Then the same process for cupswrapper, and it works like a charm.
 
  


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