[clug] Brother printers - very Linux friendly [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
mr_smiley_home at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 14 20:11:01 GMT 2008
I have a Brother DCP-340CW ( using wifi )installed on
Debian stable, the only problem i have is that it
prints photo's very liney, no matter what
settings/paper i select.
In windows it prints faultlessly :o(
I'd like the scanner section to work on Debian but
don't know where to start because it's not connected
by usb or parallel ?
--- Owen <rcook at pcug.org.au> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > Someone at a community group I do SysAdmin for
> went and bought a random
> > laser
> > printer and called me in to install it. Fearing
> the worst, I was
> > expecting a Windows
> > only MFD that would be a complete basket case or
> an up-hill battle at
> > best.
> > As it turns out, the Brother 2040 has a bunch of
> Linux drivers on their
> > web site, including
> > a CUPS driver in a .deb that I was able to blat
> onto an Ubuntu desktop
> > using dpkg -i. There
> > was also source tarballs were I so inclined.
> > I don't know yet how well it works as someone
> threw the parallel cable
> > out with the old
> > printer, but I was very pleasantly surprised by
> the comprehensive
> > support on offer.
> They work real well. The 2040 has been seen to go
> for as little as $59,
> currently $79 in Dick Smith. I know someone who
> bought a few of them as
> the cartridges were cheaper to but that way!
> I have installed the drivers on a couple of distros,
> needed a bit of
> manual intervention on one because it got placed in
> a "wrong" directory.
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