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Old 11-24-2007, 04:46 PM   #1
Registered: Nov 2003
Distribution: Debian - Lenny
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CUPS setup with Brother HL-5250DN laser printer

I am trying to configure CUPS for this printer. It will print a test page, but nothing else.
I downloaded the ppd file from
and placed it in /etc/cups/pppd/

I went to
and asked the question:
I'm using an AMD64 bit version of Linux. Can I use the Brother Linux printer drivers?

Yes, but please note the following conditions:

For RPM package users:
If you cannot print, install lib32stdc++6 or ia32-libs.

For DPKG package users:
Install the driver using the command option "--force-architecture".


If you cannot print, install lib32stdc++6 or ia32-libs.

*** I INSTALLED lib32stdc++6

Also, try copying the file which name starts with "brlpdwrapper" in the
" /usr/lib/cups/filter" to the "/usr/lib64/cups/filter".
Well I don't have a brlpdwrapper file.

edhe@hebrews:/usr/lib/cups/filter$ ls
commandtocanon hpgltops pstopxl rastertohp
commandtoepson imagetops pstoraster rastertolabel
cupsomatic imagetoraster rastertodymo texttops
foomatic-rip pdftops rastertoepson
gziptoany pstops rastertogutenprint.5.0

In the CUPS pages, what do I enter for
Device URI:

I have been doing a lot of searching. Can some one point me in the right direction?

Last edited by fof3; 11-24-2007 at 04:52 PM.
Old 11-24-2007, 05:14 PM   #2
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If you download the drivers directly from Brother, you will find that you need to download the LPR driver, as well as the CUPS driver. Maybe the file you're missing is in the LPR package.

Also, the Brother pages give you the full command to use to install. Together with how to configure.


Last edited by MQMan; 11-24-2007 at 05:17 PM.


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