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Old 06-23-2017, 08:44 PM   #16
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It could be a bug in "cups-filters". Apple develops cups, but they stopped developing for Linux some years back. So there is a separate cups development crew for Linux. You may want to make a bug report.
 
Old 06-23-2017, 11:35 PM   #17
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dpkg: warning: package architecture (i386) does not match system (armhf)
The system architecture is relevant here. You're trying to install i386 packages on a Raspberry Pi. You should probably have disclosed this from the outset. The Brother driver packages are not compatible with ARM-based hardware. If you're trying to use the R.Pi as a print server, using open source (eg OpenPrinting) drivers or configuring as a raw print queue are your only realistic options here. With the latter approach, Linux clients will then access the CUPS printer with the filtering done on the client machine(s). The former option depends on there being a viable open source driver available.

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Old 06-24-2017, 12:57 PM   #18
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I saw that error and that's why I posted the output... originally, I tried a OpenPrinting PPD file and that didn't work. Sorry for any confusion... in pretty new to this.

Any other ideas would be appreciated! Thanks.
 
Old 06-24-2017, 05:16 PM   #19
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Any reason why you don't simply connect this device directly to the LAN (or wireless LAN). Then no print server is needed.
 
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It's connected to my office network via wifi... I thought this was the only way to print via Linux... I actually use raspberry Pi's as small terminals.
 
Old 06-24-2017, 05:27 PM   #21
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No, if it's connected to the LAN then you should be able to reach it directly from each of the network-connected hosts. Of course each (x86-based) host will need the Brother drivers installed and configured to reach the network printer at its configured IP address.
 
Old 06-24-2017, 05:47 PM   #22
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So it's the same problem... brother drivers aren't working on the Pi...
 
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For the R.Pi units what you can do is share the printer from an x86 host (ie one host acts as a CUPS server), and let these devices access it as a CUPS printer. They won't need any printer configuration as such since they'll pass raw print job straight to the allocated CUPS server.
 
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Make sure cups-browsed is running on the R.Pi units - it will listen for Bonjour broadcasts of remote printers and create/remove local raw queues pointing to these printers.

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Thanks. I'll give this a try tomorrow... I appreciate all your time!
 
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I think the easiest solution would be for me to buy another mini computer that isn't ARM based.... any recommendations? I just need it for an in-office VPN and CUPS... so anything x68 based should suffice
 
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So there is no reapberry pi drivers available for this printer even with the .deb linex drivers available. The MFC-J480DW printer has been around for several years.
 
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So there is no reapberry pi drivers available...
As already explained in post #17. (That doesn't stop a R.Pi being used as a print server though.)
 
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As already explained in post #17. (That doesn't stop a R.Pi being used as a print server though.)
Without the correct drivers for this printer, how can it be used as a print server on the RPI. ? Others are suggesting to use a x86 machine as the server to allow the RPi to print via it. The question is how do you get a stand alone RPI to print to a stand alone Brother MFC-J480DW printer
 
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Without the correct drivers for this printer, how can it be used as a print server on the RPI.
You just configure it with a raw print queue, and let the clients send the processed print jobs.

CUPS clients (configured with Brotehr driver)---->R.Pi CUPS sever(configured with raw print queue)

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Others are suggesting to use a x86 machine as the server to allow the RPi to print via it.
Yes, that can also be done....

R.Pi (configured with raw print queue)---->x86 CUPS server (configured with Brother driver)

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