can't figure out Brother 1240 + CUPS
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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... http://www.brother.com/
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:
> (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.
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