CUPS wrapper PC-FAX driver (deb package)

CUPS wrapper PC-FAX driver (deb package)

How to Install

  1. Download the driver.
  2. Login as a superuser ( or use "sudo" option if required). 
  3. Check if pre-required procedures are completed
    For Debian/Ubuntu 64bit
    For Ubuntu8.04 or greater
    Check your fax device is connected to the telephone line outlet by telephone line cable.
  4. Install the drivers.
    1. Turn on the MFC/FAX and connect the cable.
    2. Open the terminal and go to the directory where the drivers are.
    3. Install PC-FAX LPR driver.
        :   dpkg -i --force-all (PC-FAX-LPR-drivername)
    4. Install PC-FAX cupswrapper driver.
      Command  :   dpkg -i --force-all (PC-FAX-cupswrapper-drivername)

      Note for Ubuntu: You may see an error message "Unable to copy PPD file!". In that case, please issue the following 2 commands and go to the step v. Restart cups by /etc/init.d/cups or /etc/init.d/cupsys according to your Ubuntu version.

      Command :
      cp /usr/share/cups/model/brfax_cups.ppd
      /etc/init.d/cupsys restart
      /etc/init.d/cups restart
    5. Check status of the LPR driver and cupswrapper
              Command : dpkg -l |  grep Brother
  5. Check your your fax device on the CUPS web interface.

      (for USB Connection)
    1. Open a web browser and go to http://localhost:631/printers.
    2. Click "Modify Printer" of "BRFAX" and set following parameters.
      - Your PC-FAX device      for Device Selection
      - Brother      for Make/Manufacturer Selection
      - Brother BRMFCFAX for CUPS(en)      for Model/Driver Selection

      Device URI is supposed to be "usb://Brother/(your printer's model name)


    (for Network Connection)
    1. Open a web browser and go to http://localhost:631/printers.
    2. Click "Modify Printer"  of "BRFAX" and set following parameters.  
      - LPD/LPR Host or Printer      for Device Selection
      - lpd://(Your printer's IP address)/binary_p1      for Device URI
      - Brother      for Make/Manufacturer Selection
      - Brother BRMFCFAX for CUPS(en)      for Model/Driver Selection
  6. Try a test fax.
    Command : brpcfax -o fax-number=(fax-number) (filename) 
    Available file format: .ps

Please refer the FAQ pages also for other information.

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