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PC-FAX LPR 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 Fedora10 64 bit
Check your fax device is connected to the telephone line outlet by telephone line cable.
Step 3. Download a driver
Download PC-FAX LPR 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 directory 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. Check if the LPR driver and cupswrapper driver are installed
Command (for dpkg):  dpkg  -l  |  grep  Brother
Command (for rpm):  rpm  -qa  |  grep  (PC-FAX-LPR-drivername)
Example(for dpkg) | Example(for rpm)
Step 5. Try a test fax
1. Set a fax number
1-1. Open /usr/local/Brother/inf/brFAXrc
1-2. Input fax number
Example
2. Send a fax
Command:  lpr  -P  BRFAX  (filename)
Example

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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) ...

#
Check the installation (dpkg)
$ dpkg -l | grep Brother
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
#
Check the installation (rpm)
# rpm -qa | grep -e brmfcfaxlpd
brmfcfaxlpd-1.0.0-1
#
brFAXrc file (A4 size, FINE quality, fax-number XXXX-XXXX)
#   Paper
#       A4   : A4
#       LTR  : Letter
#       LGL  : Legal
Paper=A4

#   Quality
#       FINE : resolution 200x200
#       STD  : resolution 200x100
Quality=FINE

fax_number=XXXX-XXXX
fax_number_list=
Sending PC-FAX
# lpr -P BRFAX testprint.ps
#

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