I have the same problem, except: Problem solved for me as well. So now I just go to cups page to install. Though there are 3 binaries to be relied on, those are somewhat compatible and bro really modified their Linux stuff minimally over all those years – which means they do it the right – and long term – way. The ‘–force-all’ switch is required as this package is designed for x86 architecture and we are using x

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March 8th, 6. Is the PPD file that gets created usable as a stand alone file on a clean install without mvc-7440n through the above?

printing – How do I use my Brother MFCN from Debian or Ubuntu? – Super User

Thu Oct 13 I tried again after restarting the printer but there was no luck. I did some more searching and have been able to get the printer working.

Unfortunately, I do not know much about that printer. I also want to avoid the many shortcomings of the printer being replaced, a Canon Multipass F I suggest setting a fixed IP on the printer, as the broadcast name resolution doesn’t work reliably on this printer.


Till Kamppeter till-kamppeter on Originally Posted by step12dude. My understanding of the issue is that Ubuntu identifies the printer correctly but installs the wrong driver, or, the CUPS driver that Ubuntu installs has a bug.


I would like to make it easy for them if I can. We might almost nickname them “the Linux brothers” or the bro’s.

All works except faxmodem is quirky to install. My guess is that if its not broke don’t fix it for the lack of “new” drivers.

At this point a test print will work however in my case the borders were not correct, the next step selects the PPD file which will correct this. I would like to print to it from Mfd-7440n Squeeze over the network without installing Brother’s official driver, which I know for sure to be out of date and non-functional without some pre- and post-install hacks, and to not work on bit machines at all.

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Display cups spool [code] ron ron- Vostro- Printing and scanning both work fine in dual-booted Win 7, which is the best thing I can say about Windows. The time now is The drivers for USB works flawless, and the network drivers seem fine too. Printing and scanning work without any issues, but I haven’t figured out how to fax directly from the computer never gave it a real try anyway. Join Date Apr Beans 5. Create some folders if it is required March 7th, 4.

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I understand that I’m trying to install the bit drivers, but when I scour the Bother Linux Solutions documentation regarding bit Linux, that’s what it seems to say to do.


Can you please check the Ubuntu side of things? I don’t know, but would guess that their drivers will work. Perhaps you can help. The print device again prints blank pages.

Brother printer drivers are created and optimized for 32 bit version of Linux, but those can be used for 64 bit Linux also.

Bug # “Brother MFC N printer is detected but will not ” : Bugs : cups package : Ubuntu

The driver messes up margins and such for this printer. This can have crashed the printer so that all subsequent jobs got ignored. Some tips on easier management of your home or office network: Since you appear to have been successful in getting the MFCN to work under bit Ubuntu, I thought you might be able to provide some guidance, particularly if there’s another way to get this done or if there are, in fact, bit drivers somewhere that I have not yet located.