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Old 11-08-2017, 11:18 AM   #31
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Just to expand on the above, I have Brother DCP-7055 connected to a server on my LAN. With Avahi running (all machines) and cups-browsed running on the client hosts, the remote printer shows up as a local printer on my other hosts, and I can print to it without any explicit configuration or driver needed on those hosts. An R.Pi could print to CUPS sever in a similar fashion.
 
Old 11-08-2017, 11:25 AM   #32
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The question is how do you get a stand alone RPI to print to a stand alone Brother MFC-J480DW printer
A proprietary driver is needed, and Brother haven't compiled their drivers for ARM-based architecture.
 
Old 11-08-2017, 01:06 PM   #33
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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)


Yes, that can also be done....

R.Pi (configured with raw print queue)---->x86 CUPS server (configured with Brother driver)
I think your missing my question in #29 - the RPi and the printer are the only devices in the network! Looking to print from the RPi to the Wireless or wired Brother printer - there are no x86 or other print servers in the home, only these two devices. I can set the Brother as a cloud based printer via google - but still faces with no printer drivers for the RPi to process the print jobs.
 
Old 11-09-2017, 05:50 AM   #34
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See my previous post.
 
Old 11-09-2017, 06:23 AM   #35
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Brother does provide the source code. I have not looked at it so no clue if it will compile on the Pi.

http://support.brother.com/g/b/downl...s_eu_as&os=128
 
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That's just the source for the CUPS wrapper, not the actual binary driver (filter) AFAIU.
 
Old 11-09-2017, 08:29 PM   #37
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Just untarred the files and it does look like just the wrapper. Well the title does say wrapper printer driver source codes...
 
  


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