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Old 05-07-2010, 11:01 AM   #1
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cups usb printer (Brother) on -current

So I was trying to print to a Brother MFC7420 connected via usb using the new cups in -current. I followed the same procedure I have for years, downloading the lpr driver and cupswrapper rpm packages from the Brother web site, converted them to tgz with the alien perl script using the -c -t flags, and installing the subsequent tgz's. I restarted cups, and voila my printer appeared. Only I couldn't print to it. After a lot of googling, I found that changing "DeviceURI usb:/dev/usb/lp0" to "DeviceURI file:///dev/usblp0" in /etc/cups/printers.conf made it work.

I don't know if this is specific to usb printers, brother printers or what, so I just let people know in case the have the same problem.

Old 05-10-2010, 04:44 AM   #2
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cups 1.3 saw my printer Canon s100, but upgrading to cups 1.4 have the same problem.

all the above listed did not help )))) only downgrading cups is helping
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removing, usblp did not help in my case.


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