LPR printer driver installation under debian Squeeze
On Fri, 24 Aug 2012 21:39:50 -0500, Rick Lutowski wrote:
> Am trying to get a Brother HL-2240 printer working with a new debian
> Squeeze installation.
The OpenPrinting site says the printer is "paperweight":
It seems that needs from external drivers which is always a bad signal
(ufff.. how bad, it's a GDI printer).
> The Brother website has a linux LPR driver in .deb format that
> installed and worked easily under Lenny using the gnome Printer install
> menu. Under Squeeze, the gnome Printer install menu seems to be
> looking for a PPD file, but Brother does not have a PPD format driver
> for the HL-2240. Also tried using aptitude to install it but cannot
> get aptitude to look in a local directory for a .deb file. (Am not sure
> if using aptitude will work anyway since the file is driver is LPR and
> not PPD.) Anyone know how to get a LPR driver that works under Lenny
> to work under Squeeze?
As per Brother site¹, it seems there are two set of drivers (lpr and a
cupswrapper) and also detailed instructions on how to install them. Just
follow the given steps and whether in doubt, simply ask.
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