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CUPS wrapper PC-FAX driver (rpm package)

CUPS wrapper PC-FAX driver (rpm package)

How to Install

  1. Download the driver.
     
  2. Login as a superuser. 
     
  3. Check if pre-required procedures are completed
    For OpenSUSE
    For Fedora10,11 64bit
    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.
      Command
        :   rpm -ihv --nodeps (PC-FAX-LPR-drivername)
    4. Install PC-FAX cupswrapper driver.
      Command  :   rpm -ihv --nodeps (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
      /usr/share/ppd
      /etc/init.d/cupsys restart
      /etc/init.d/cups restart
    5. Check status of the LPR driver and cupswrapper
              Command : rpm -qa |  grep -e (PC-FAX-LPR-drivername) -e (PC-FAX-cupswrapper-drivername)
     
  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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