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LPR Driver Install



*** If CUPS is working on your system, we recommend to use CUPS.
Printer driver install for CUPS

Step 1. Login as a superuser ( or use "sudo" option if it is required )
Step 2. Check if pre-required procedures are completed
For openSUSE
For Debian/Ubuntu 64 bit
For Fedora10 64 bit
Step 3. Download a driver.
Download LPR driver.
Printer Driver download page
Step 4. Install the driver
4-1. Turn on the printer and connect the usb, network or parallel cable.
4-2. Go to the directory where the driver is.
4-3. Install LPR driver. The install process may take some time. Please wait until it is complete.
Command (for dpkg)  :  dpkg  -i  --force-all  (lpr-drivername)
Command (for rpm)  :  rpm  -ihv  --nodeps  (lpr-drivername)
Example(for dpkg) | Example(for rpm)
4-5. Check if the LPR driver is installed
Command (for dpkg)  :  dpkg  -l  |  grep  Brother
Command (for rpm)  :  rpm  -qa  |  grep  -e  (lpr-drivername)
Example(for dpkg) | Example(for rpm)
Step 5. Confirm/Configure a file according to your connection
5-1. Check the configuration filename for your distribution.
Example:
  • openSUSE, Ubuntu, Debian : /etc/printcap
  • Redhat, fedora, Mandriva : /etc/printcap.local
  • 5-2. Edit the file according to your connection
  • For USB Connection (Default)
  • Check if the parameter of ":lp" is ":lp=/dev/usb/lp0"
    Example
  • For Network Connection
  • replace ":lp" line to the following 2 lines
    :rm=(ip address of your printer)\
    :rp=lp\
    Example
  • For Parallel connection
  • replace ":lp" line to the following line
    :lp=/dev/lp0\
    Example
    5-3. Restart the print system
    Command  (for  lpr):  /etc/init.d/lpr  restart
    Command  (for  lprng)  :  /etc/init.d/lprng  restart
    Step 6. Try a test print

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    Install LPR driver (dpkg)
    # dpkg -i --force-all  dcp540cnlpr-1.0.1-1.i386.deb
    Selecting previously deselected package dcp540cnlpr.
    (Reading database ... 89067 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking dcp540cnlpr (from dcp540cnlpr-1.0.1-1.i386.deb) ...
    Setting up dcp540cnlpr (1.0.1-1) ...
    
    #
    
    Check LPR driver (dpkg)
    $ dpkg -l | grep Brother
    ii  dcp540cnlpr                                1.0.1-1
          Brother lpr Inkjet Printer Definitions
    $
    
    Install LPR driver (rpm)
    # rpm -ihv --nodeps dcp540cnlpr-1.0.1-1.i386.rpm
    Preparing packages for installation...
    dcp540cnlpr-1.0.1-1
    Shutting down cupsd                                                  done
    Starting cupsd                                                       done
    #
    
    Check LPR driver (rpm)
    # rpm -qa | grep -e dcp540cnlpr
    dcp540cnlpr-1.0.1-1
    #
    
    printcap or printcap.local file (for USB connection)
    $ cat /etc/printcap
    DCP540CN:\
            :mx=0:\
            :sd=/var/spool/lpd/dcp540cn:\
            :sh:\
            :lp=/dev/usb/lp0:\
            :if=/usr/local/Brother/Printer/dcp540cn/lpd/filterdcp540cn:
    
    printcap or printcap.local file (for Network connection)
    $ cat /etc/printcap
    DCP540CN:\
            :mx=0:\
            :sd=/var/spool/lpd/dcp540cn:\
            :sh:\
            :rm=192.168.3.3\
            :rp=lp\
            :if=/usr/local/Brother/Printer/dcp540cn/lpd/filterdcp540cn:
    
    printcap or printcap.local file (for Parallel connection)
    $ cat /etc/printcap
    HL1440:\
            :mx=0:\
            :sd=/var/spool/lpd/HL1440:\
            :sh:\
            :lp=/dev/lp0:\
            :if=/usr/local/Brother/lpd/filterHL1440:
    

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