[CentOS] brother printers VS systemd

Wed Sep 3 23:39:37 UTC 2014
Fred Smith <fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us>

On Wed, Sep 03, 2014 at 06:17:47PM -0500, Tom Bishop wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 3, 2014 at 5:39 PM, Frank Cox <theatre at melvilletheatre.com> wrote:
> > On Wed, 3 Sep 2014 18:19:30 -0400
> > Fred Smith wrote:
> >
> >> I've used Brothers printer driver installer tool to install drivers
> >> on C7 for a DCP7650DN. Cups thinks printing is working fine, but
> >> nothing ever arrives at the printer: the printer remains asleep.
> >>
> >> Looking at some of the setup instructions for the brother driver, it
> >> looks as if it wants a symbolic link of /etc/init.d/cups to /etc/init.d/lpd.
> >> neither of those exists in a systemd system, so I'm at somewhat of a loss
> >> regarding what to do.
> >
> > I've had nothing but problems with printing from Centos 7 (see my previous thread about this matter) and eventually gave up and use one of my Centos 6 computers as a print server instead of this one.
> >
> > Having said that, can you dig a ppd file out of that Linux installer you downloaded from the brother website?  Perhaps that's all you need to install.
> >
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> I'm a big fan of brother printers since they support linux, so I have

me too!

> a centos 7 install but had not done anything with printing, here is
> what I did.
> yum install cups system-config-printer
> go to the brother support page and download both the lpr rpm and the
> cupswrapper rpm
> install both rpm packages
> Then drop to a command line a do a system-config-printer, depending on
> how new or old the model is it may auto discover, mine did.  If not
> hit the + sign and add a printer, click on network and then enter the
> ip address of the printer and it should discover it, compete the
> information by selecting the correct brother drive etc and then hit
> print test page.
> Hopefully I didn;t leave anything out but that is what I did and I am
> up and printing, hope it helps :)

I'll give it a whirl.

I followed their (Brother's) manual install instructions to install
a driver for that same device on C6, and it worked fine. I've used
their installer program on F20 (two systems) and it worked fine. I
also used it on C6 at work and it worked fine. So, given that track
record I figured it would probably work on C7. :(

So I'll go try your method and will respond once I have results.


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