Support for "Brother" products

Steven Friedrich steven.e.friedrich at
Thu Sep 29 15:03:45 UTC 2011

On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 7:19 PM, Carmel <carmel_ny at> wrote:

> I just got a reply back from a representative from Brother
> International. I had inquired about the available of device drivers for
> FreeBSD for their products. They currently fully support Windows, Linux
> and Debian. He informed me himself that he is a *nix user and
> understands my concerns. However, as in any business that intends to
> turn a profit they have to cater to known markets. While supporting
> *BSD is something they have been considering, they felt that there is
> just not enough interest in their products to make it a win-win
> situation. He thanked me for my inquiry and told me that if other
> FreeBSD users would contact him with requests for drivers suitable for
> FreeBSD they would seriously consider it.
> Therefore, if anyone is interested in contacting him, this is the
> e-mail address: <Berard.McLaughlin at>
> --
> Carmel ✌
> I've been using a Brother monochrome laser, model HL-6050DN for YEARS with
> no complaints.  It is a Postscript printer, which makes it EASY to support
> in CUPS.  All I needed  was a .ppd file, which Brother provided on a CD.

You must be talking about a non-Postscript printer?

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