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PC-FAX cupswrapper driver install


Step 1. Login as a superuser ( or use "sudo" option if it is required )
Step 2. Check if pre-required procedures are completed
For openSUSE
For Debian/Ubuntu 64 bit
For Ubuntu8.04 or greater
For Fedora10, 11 64 bit
Check your fax device is connected to the telephone line outlet by telephone line cable.
Step 3. Download drivers
Download PC-FAX LPR driver and PC-FAX cupswrapper driver.
PC-FAX Driver download page
Step 4. Install the drivers
4-1. Turn on the MFC/FAX and connect the cable.
4-2. Open the terminal and go to the folder where the drivers are.
4-3. Install PC-FAX LPR driver
Command (for dpkg):  dpkg  -i  --force-all  (PC-FAX-LPR-drivername)
Command (for rpm):  rpm  -ihv  --nodeps  (PC-FAX-LPR-drivername)
Example(for dpkg) | Example(for rpm)
4-4. Install PC-FAX cupswrapper driver
Command (for dpkg):  dpkg  -i  --force-all  (PC-FAX-cupswrapper-drivername)
Command (for rpm):  rpm  -ihv  --nodeps  (PC-FAX-cupswrapper-drivername)
Example(for dpkg) | Example(for rpm)

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 4-5.
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

4-5. Check status of the LPR driver and cupswrapper driver
Command (for dpkg):  dpkg  -l  |  grep  Brother
Command (for rpm):  rpm  -qa  |  grep  -e  (PC-FAX-LPR-drivername)  -e  (PC-FAX-cupswrapper-drivername)
Example(for dpkg) | Example(for rpm)
Step 5a. (USB Connection) Check your fax device on the CUPS web interface
5a-1. Open a webbrowser and go to "http://localhost:631/printers".
5a-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)"
Example of a USB PC-FAX entry
Step 5b. (Network Connection) Configure your printer on the CUPS web interface
5b-1. Open a webbrowser and go to "http://localhost:631/printers".
5b-2. Click "Modify Printer" of "BRFAX" and set following parameters.
- LPD/LPR Host or Printer      for Device Selection
- lpd://(Your device's IP address)/binary_p1      for Device URI
- Brother      for Make/Manufacturer Selection
- Brother BRMFCFAX for CUPS(en)      for Model/Driver Selection

Note for Ubuntu8.10: Please set "AppSocket/HP JetDirect" for Device menu
Example of a network PC-FAX entry
Step 6. Try a test fax
Command:  brpcfax  -o  fax-number=(fax-number)  (filename)
Example
Available file format: .ps

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PC-FAX LPR driver install (dpkg)
# dpkg -i --force-all  brmfcfaxlpd-1.0.0-1.i386.deb
Selecting previously deselected package brmfcfaxlpd.
(Reading database ... 89034 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking brmfcfaxlpd (from brmfcfaxlpd-1.0.0-1.i386.deb) ...
Setting up brmfcfaxlpd (1.0.0-2) ...

#
PC-FAX cupswrapper driver install (dpkg)
# dpkg -i --force-all  brmfcfaxcups-1.0.0-1.i386.deb
Selecting previously deselected package brmfcfaxcups.
(Reading database ... 89050 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking brmfcfaxcups (from brmfcfaxcups-1.0.0-1.i386.deb) ...
Setting up brmfcfaxcups (1.0.0-2) ...
 * Restarting Common Unix Printing System: cupsd                         [ OK ] 

#
Check the installation (dpkg)
$ dpkg -l | grep Brother
ii  brmfcfaxcups                               1.0.0-2
      Brother MFC/FAX fax share function driver
ii  brmfcfaxlpd                                1.0.0-2
      Brother MFC-FAX LPD driver
$
PC-FAX LPR driver install (rpm)
# rpm -ihv brmfcfaxlpd-1.0.0-1.i386.rpm
Preparing packages for installation...
brmfcfaxlpd-1.0.0-1
Shutting down cupsd                                                  done
Starting cupsd                                                       done
#
PC-FAX cupswrapper driver install (rpm)
# rpm -ihv brmfcfaxcups-1.0.0-1.i386.rpm
Preparing packages for installation...
brmfcfaxcups-1.0.0-1
Shutting down cupsd                                                  done
Starting cupsd                                                       done
#
Check the installation (rpm)
# rpm -qa | grep -e brmfcfaxlpd -e brmfcfaxcups
brmfcfaxcups-1.0.0-1
brmfcfaxlpd-1.0.0-1
#
Sending test fax
# brpcfax -o fax-number=XXXX-XXXX-XXXX testprint.ps
#
Printer entry on the CUPS web interface (USB Connection)
cups web interface
Printer entry on the CUPS web interface (Network Connection)
cups web interface

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