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