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Date:      Fri, 2 Mar 2012 13:15:54 +0100
From:      "siefke_listen@web.de" <siefke_listen@web.de>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Brother Printer
Message-ID:  <20120302131554.25016adc.siefke_listen@web.de>
In-Reply-To: <20120302065220.2b4fa8f9@scorpio>
References:  <20120302122543.0dc89556.siefke_listen@web.de> <20120302065220.2b4fa8f9@scorpio>

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Hello,

On Fri, 2 Mar 2012 06:52:20 -0500 Jerry wrote:
> 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.

I installed cups. The printer is created but also, and the Linux drivers are
also found. But he refuses to print. I would say this is due to the shell 
script.
 
> 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.

It is clear under Windows would be running a cow with no effort. :)


> 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.

Yes it's true. I asked if Brother can not create a PPD file, without the 
junction with the shell scripts. Until now has not answered Brother.


Regards
Silvio



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