PPD File (for BR-Script/Postscript Emulation)

PPD File (for BR-Script/Postscript Emulation)

How to Install

  1. Download the PPD file.
  2. Login as a superuser (or use "sudo" option if required). 
  3. Check if pre-required procedures are completed
    For Ubuntu8.04/8.04.1
  4. Install the ppd file.
    1. ***Note For Ubuntu : Use "/usr/share/ppd" folder instead of "/usr/share/cups/model" folder.
  • Turn on the printer and connect the usb or network cable to your device.
  • Open the terminal and go to the directory where the ppd installer is.
  • Unzip the ppd installer.
    Command  :  gunzip (ppd-installer-name)
  • Copy the ppd file to the folder CUPS refers.
    Command  :  cp (ppd-filename) /usr/share/ppd
  • Set permissions for the ppd file.
    Command : chmod 644 /usr/share/cups/model/(ppd-filename)
    Command : chown root:root /usr/share/cups/model/(ppd-filename)
  • Restart CUPS.
    Command : /etc/init.d/cupsys restart
  • Configure your printer on the CUPS web interface.

      (for USB Connection)
    1. Open a web browser and go to http://localhost:631/admin.
    2. Click "Add Printer" and set the following parameters.
      - Name of your printer device      for Name and Description
      - Your printer device      for Device
      - Brother      for Make/Manufacturer Selection
      - Printer-driver's name      for Model/Driver Selection

      Check if the Device URI of your printer is "usb://Brother/(your printer's model name)"
      If the device URI is different from the example above, please go to "Modify Printer Menu" to select proper device and driver.


    (for Network Connection)
    1. Open a web browser and go to http://localhost:631/printer.
    2. Click "Modify Printer" and set following parameters.  
      - LPD/LPR Host or Printer      for Device
      - lpd://(Your printer's IP address)/binary_p1      for Device URI
      - Brother      for Make/Manufacturer Selection
      - Printer-driver's name      for Model/Driver Selection


  • Try a test print.
    Open a text editor, write something and select "print" form the menu.


 Please refer the FAQ pages also for other information.

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