PPD File (for BR-Script/Postscript Emulation)
How to Install
Download the PPD file.
Login as a superuser (or use "sudo" option if required).
Check if pre-required procedures are completed
Install the ppd file.
- ***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)
Command : /etc/init.d/cupsys restart
Configure your printer on the CUPS web interface.
(for USB Connection)
- Open a web browser and go to http://localhost:631/admin.
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.
- Open a web browser and go to http://localhost:631/printer.
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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