can't figure out Brother 1240 + CUPS

Steven Friedrich FreeBSD at
Fri Jan 28 12:10:04 PST 2005

The "known" printers have .ppd files in /usr/local/share/cups/model.

Did you get a CD with the Brother?  I recently bought a Brother HL-6050DN mono 
laser, and it's CD had a PPD in various directories.  I copied the ppd to the 
model directory and viola...

You might try the Brother web site...
and since you didn't mention it, you might look at

On Friday 28 January 2005 02:54 pm, Timothy Luoma wrote:
> Trying to setup Brother 1240 to be able to be printed to from across
> LAN (Mac OS X/WinXP), preferably using smb.
> The Brother 1240 hooked to the FreeBSD 5.3 machine via USB:
> dmesg shows:
> 	ulpt0: Brother Industries product 0x0006, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 2,
> iclass 7/1
> 	ulpt0: using bi-directional mode
> I have cups-samba installed (and was able to install my HP 5150 which
> is also on USB on the same machine).
> When I goto 'add printer' in CUPS, I give it a name and say 'USB
> Printer #1' and then I am only offered these choices:
> Raw
> HP
> Zebra
> (I was hoping for 'Brother')
> I've also installed foomatic-db and hpijs (and restarted CUPS) but it
> didn't change that list at all.
> It appears that some folks are using an HP driver, so I clicked on HP
> and then I am only give these options:
> HP Color LaserJet series PCL 6 CUPS
> HP DeskJet Series CUPS
> HP LaserJet Series CUPS
> HP LaserJet Series PCL 6 CUPS
> HP New DeskJet Series CUPS
> I tried both the non-color LaserJets and neither one of them would
> print (it would trigger the printer to turn on, but nothing ever
> printed, just every 30 seconds it would restart the printer.
> Since no one else reports this issue, I'm assuming that I am
> overlooking something too simple for others to suggest.
> TjL
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