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Date:      Fri, 2 Mar 2012 06:52:20 -0500
From:      Jerry <jerry@seibercom.net>
To:        FreeBSD <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Brother Printer
Message-ID:  <20120302065220.2b4fa8f9@scorpio>
In-Reply-To: <20120302122543.0dc89556.siefke_listen@web.de>
References:  <20120302122543.0dc89556.siefke_listen@web.de>

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On Fri, 2 Mar 2012 12:25:43 +0100
siefke_listen@web.de articulated:

> i use a Brother MFC-7320 printer at a vodafone Box. The printer can
> used with the adress lpd://192.168.0.2/MFC7320. I copied the Linux
> driver and adapted, but unfortunately, the printer would not work on
> FreeBSD. On Windows and Gentoo, there are no problems.
> 
> Has someone run the Brother Printer MFC-7320 and can share the way?

I have an MFC-9560CDW that works (somewhat) but it needs CUPS
installed. Even then it doesn't work with a program that does
not offer an "LPR" print option.

The fact that it works under Windows is not surprising. Printing under
Windows "just works". There is a movement towards that goal now in
progress for now-Windows based systems. See
<http://www.linuxfoundation.org/collaborate/workgroups/openprinting>;
for further details.

Brother does supply print drivers for Linux; however (and I have
checked), they have no intention of writing ones for other operating
systems. I have spend some time trying to port those drivers to BSD;
however, I just don't have the necessary time required to complete the
project. This is where a "paid" entity or organization to accomplish
such a task would be of immeasurable use.

-- 
Jerry ♔

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