PT-9700PC

FAQs & Troubleshooting

FAQs & Troubleshooting

Can I use my Brother printer with a 64 bit Linux® distribution? (Linux®)

You can use the 32 bit version of a Brother printer driver with 64 bit Linux® distributions. To install the driver:
 

For RPM-based distributions

  1. If your distribution does not have a 32 bit library as standard, install it. (For example, install glibc.i686 or libstdc++.i686 for Fedora 10 or later.)

    nss-softokn-freebl.i686 is a dependency and is also required.

  2. Install the LPD/LPRng driver and the CUPS driver.
     
  3. If the /usr/lib64 directory exists, check whether the "br (printer name) filter" file exists under /usr/lib64/cups/filter. If not, copy it from the /usr/lib/cups/filter directory.
     
  4. Set up the printer using "http://localhost:631/printers".


For DEB-based distributions

  1. If your distribution does not have a 32 bit library as standard, install it. (For example, install lib32stdc++6 for Debian, ia32-libs or lib32z1 for Ubuntu.)
     
  2. Install the LPD/LPRng driver and the CUPS driver using the --force-architecture option.
     
  3. If the /usr/lib64 directory exists, check whether the "br (printer name) filter" file exists under /usr/lib64/cups/filter. If not, copy it from the /usr/lib/cups/filter directory.
     
  4. Set up the printer using http://localhost:631/printers.

If your question was not answered, have you checked other FAQs?

Have you checked manuals?

If you need further assistance, please contact Brother customer service:

Related Models

PJ-662, PJ-663, PJ-763MFi, PJ-773, PT-9500PC, PT-9700PC, PT-9800PCN, PT-P900W, PT-P950NW, QL-550, QL-570, TD-2120N, TD-2130N, TD-4000

Content Feedback

To help us improve our support, please provide your feedback below.

Step 1: How does the information on this page help you?

Step 2: €Are there any comments you would like to add?

Please note this form is used for feedback only.