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

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Thu Jul 3 18:28:58 UTC 2014

On Thu, 3 Jul 2014, Fred Smith wrote:

> On Thu, Jul 03, 2014 at 01:12:41PM -0400, 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.
> >
> > rday
> as I've just recently learned, there is a brother printer installer
> program for Linux that removes all the futzing around... you just
> run it, answer the questions and it downloads whatever it needs from
> the Brother site, does some magic incatations and voila!
> the one I have at the moment is "linux-brprinter-installer-2.0.0-1"
> and I'm not sure of the URL where I got it, but pls to hang on a
> mo while I go look...
> [short pause]
> Ah, here it is:
> http://support.brother.com/g/b/downloadend.aspx?c=us_ot&lang=en&prod=mfc7460dn_all&os=127&dlid=dlf006893_000&flang=4&type3=625
> If you read all the notes, you'll see there is some mention of Fedora
> 10/11/12, but I've used it successfully on Fedora 19 and 20, as well
> as Centos 6, with a Brother DCP7065DN.

  amusingly, i tried that very thing earlier and when i invoked it, it
asked for the model name, i typed "7460dn" or something moderately
meaningful, at which point it just hung. can you remember the exact
command line you used to invoke it?



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