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How to Install Brother Printers and Scanners
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redandwhitestripes

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PostPosted: Tue 26 Mar 2013, 10:11    Post subject:  

Bingo, that's done it.

Thank you rcrsn51, I've learnt a lot from you and this task.

Re:
"So I added a couple of varients, the latter of which is the address my browser automatically redirects to when I enter the former (though it still gives me a 404 reply)."

The ip address my printer gives from its physical CP is 192.168.001.040 , when I type this in to my browser, it automatically changes to 192.168.1.32, I've no idea why, but at least I don't have to worry now Very Happy

Thanks again, you ever travel to Thailand, the first beer is on me.

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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Tue 26 Mar 2013, 10:35    Post subject:  

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Bingo, that's done it.

How? With which Puppy?

What Connection URI are you using?

If you let CUPS auto-detect the printer, do you get socket:// or lpd:// ?

Did you need to use the hosts file?
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redandwhitestripes

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PostPosted: Tue 26 Mar 2013, 20:39    Post subject:  

With the same Puppy (Lucid) and I can print with the firewall switched on.

I let CUPS auto-detect and the connection it gives me is lpd://dhcppc7/BINARY_P1

I did use the hosts file and entered the addy you gave me, without the leading noughts. Before I did that it wouldn't work.

NB: I just deleted the printer and repeated auto-detect with CUPS. It only works with the firewall switched off.
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Sun 19 May 2013, 16:58    Post subject:  

Here are the printer and scanner drivers for the DCP-7055
brscan4-0.4.1.3.pet
Description 
pet

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Filename  brscan4-0.4.1.3.pet 
Filesize  59.16 KB 
Downloaded  291 Time(s) 
brother_dcp7055-2.2.pet
Description 
pet

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Filename  brother_dcp7055-2.2.pet 
Filesize  46.69 KB 
Downloaded  272 Time(s) 
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ferretgrandpa

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PostPosted: Sat 03 Aug 2013, 08:02    Post subject: Many Thanks  

rcrsn51, Thanks for your time and energy.
Your instructions worked.
I am running Lucid Puppy 5.2.8 on a 16 gb flash drive, usually plugged into a Gateway NV52 laptop. Printer is a Brother HL 2240D ( don't have the printer and the OS drive plugged into the same el-cheapo usb hub on start up). I'd been doing my printing from the Dark Side, primarily because that's where my Kindle for PC and Nook for PC as well as my Calibre reside. I wanted to move some of the operations over to Puppy, just because I want to.
While I'll have to change some printer settings (binding offset is not present), I think this will work well.
Thanks Again
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Sat 03 Aug 2013, 12:36    Post subject:  

@ferretgrandpa: Your HL2240D has a duplexing option. There have been reports that duplexing doesn't work in some Puppies because of their version of Ghostscript. Your Lucid 528 should be fine, as should recent Slackos. But Precise could be a problem.

I would be interested in getting some test results on this. If your laptop has a working optical drive, it would be sufficient to boot off the Live CD, install the Brother driver and run a duplex job. To make things simpler, I will make a 2240D driver PET for you.

You will need to run the CUPS setup wizard with this.
brother_hl2240d-2.1.pet
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pet

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Filename  brother_hl2240d-2.1.pet 
Filesize  60.82 KB 
Downloaded  240 Time(s) 
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ferretgrandpa

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PostPosted: Sat 03 Aug 2013, 14:24    Post subject: Brother 2240D and Puppy 5.2.8  

I'll give this a try.
Like I said, printer works and does duplex, just the 'binding option' is missing.
Just a nuisance problem as there are work arounds.

I'll let you know

I guess that Puppy just doesn't do offsets.
I tried the .pet (works nice), no binding offsets
I removed the printer, rebooted, installed with just your .pet, works great, much easier than before, but still no binding offsets.
Bounced over to the DarkSide, and yes, the binding offsets are in the printer settings. I thought that I'd verify that as in Puppy I'm using Libre Office 3.5 and over in Win I'm using Libre 4.03 and Apache OO 4.0. So the Win version of the brother printer driver/app has binding offsets and the Linux version does not.
Awful hard to fix what ain't there.
Thanks for the try

I also tried from the LiveCD, (Lupu Libre 5.2.8.005) with the same results.
I thought I'd found it, but it was in Libre Office 3.5 layout and it didn't work at all.
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redandwhitestripes

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PostPosted: Sat 17 Aug 2013, 23:58    Post subject:  

Is there a way to use a printer/scanner machine's scanner functionality via wifi? In my case a Brother MFCJ430W. I've installed the brscan4 driver but puppy still detects nothing (other than the printer) and when I use the machine to scan it always says "check connection", although it is already online.

Running Precise on a frugal install
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WoodLark


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PostPosted: Thu 29 Aug 2013, 20:56    Post subject:  

I am attempting to instal a Brother MFC-7860DW in Slacko 5.5.

I tried to use the instructions in this thread. However, the Debbi-1.1.pet fails to install on my computer. Is there a different version I need to be using?
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Thu 29 Aug 2013, 21:38    Post subject:  

I checked in Slacko 5.6 and the debbi-1.1.pet installed fine.

Please describe step-by-step what you are doing.

How do you know that it did not install properly?
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PostPosted: Fri 30 Aug 2013, 07:46    Post subject:  

I downloaded the .pet from this thread, then I clicked on the .pet. It asked if I wanted to install so I clicked on ok. After a few seconds a dialogue box popped up saying the .pet had failed to install.

Thinking the .pet might have been damaged in the download, I tried to install directly from the thread. Got same result.
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PostPosted: Fri 30 Aug 2013, 07:59    Post subject:  

I tried this in Slacko 5.5 using its default Firefox browser and the install worked fine.

What browser are you using? Could you try this in a different Puppy? Maybe your setup has gotten corrupted.

I was going to make a driver PET for your MFC-7860DW and save you the trouble of running debbi. But you need to resolve this issue first.
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WoodLark


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PostPosted: Fri 30 Aug 2013, 14:08    Post subject:  

I am using Seamonkey 2.20, but I do not see what the browser would have to with whether or not a .pet would install as the browser is not even open during the installation.

I have installed other software from .pet packages and have had no problems.

Here is the exact message I get from the Puppy Installer:

"Error, package debbi-1.1.pet failed to install."

This is the first time I have ever seen the message.

If the browser does somehow affect the process, I think Firefox is still somewhere on my system and could be reactivated.

I currently, sort of, have the printer working. I selected the driver for the Brother DCP-8045D from the list already on the system. This works mostly, except that the last page does not always print on multipage documents.

Thank you for all the help you are giving me!
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WoodLark


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PostPosted: Fri 30 Aug 2013, 14:11    Post subject:  

I just noticed that you suggest I try a different Puppy.

I would really like to be using Puppy Precise, but that Puppy does not see my hard drives; I suspect that it is missing the drivers for my HD controller.
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PostPosted: Fri 30 Aug 2013, 14:33    Post subject:  

Boot off the Slacko CD. At the initial 5-second pause, type "puppy pfix=ram". This will give you a temporary clean install.

Try to download and install debbi.
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