has anyone added a brother MFC7460DN printer to their rawhide system?

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Thu Jul 3 17:29:00 UTC 2014

On Thu, 3 Jul 2014, Robert P. J. Day wrote:

>   i've been fighting for the last couple of hours to add a network
> printer to my rawhide system. the shared work area where i hang out
> has a brother MFC7460DN printer on the network, at, and
> i've verified that i can ping it, so that's a start.
>   i've read a few different alleged installation instructions which
> all seem to differ. what's the recommended recipe for this?
>   googling a while ago brought me here:
> http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=279494
> so i downloaded both lpr and cups rpm packages from brother and
> installed them. i'm not sure if i need to install "a2ps", and i'd
> rather not as it would drag down a ton of dependencies.
>   i've browsed to localhost:631 to see if i can add a printer there,
> but it seems that it sets up a new printer as if it's connnected via
> USB and not on the network.
>   i'm going to keep messing around, but if anyone out there has set up
> that printer (or something suitably similar), i'm open to guidance.

  extra info i just noticed ... when i browsed to localhost:631 and
tried to add a printer, i got "Forbidden", and when i checked the
output of:

  $ systemctl status cups

i read:

... Returning HTTP Forbidden for CUPS-Get-Devices (no URI)...lhost
... CUPS-Get-Devices request failed with status 401: Forbidden

i have no idea what that means ... what exactly is being forbidden



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