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Date:      Fri, 2 Mar 2012 07:58:11 -0500
From:      Jerry <>
To:        FreeBSD <>
Subject:   Re: Brother Printer
Message-ID:  <20120302075811.6a2446cf@scorpio>
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On Fri, 2 Mar 2012 13:15:54 +0100 articulated:

> 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.

Turn up error logging in CUPS, restart it and see what the log file
says. Does it even print a test page? Does the printer even eject a
blank page?

> > 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.

The do for several models. I am not sure if yours is included.

Jerry ♔

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