Brother HL1110 install

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bitvast
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Brother HL1110 install

Post by bitvast » 11. Jun 2014, 09:50

This was installed on Salix 14.1, xfce, 32 bit.

1. Download the printer drivers (rpm packages NOT deb packages) from the Brother web site.

2. Convert rpm's to tgz using rpm2tgz:

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rpm2tgz hl1110cupswrapper-3.0.1-1.i386.rpm
rpm2tgz hl1110lpr-3.0.1-1.i386.rpm
3. Install the packages:

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installpkg hl1110lpr-3.0.1-1.i386.tgz
installpkg hl1110cupswrapper-3.0.1-1.i386.tgz
The files will be installed into /opt/brother/Printers/HL1110/cupswrapper, but only the ppd file should
remain there, move the other file (brother_lpdwrapper_HL1110) into /usr/lib/cups/filter.

4. Change the permissions of the file you just moved:

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sudo chown root.root /usr/lib/cups/filter/brother_lpdwrapper_HL1110
5. Create a symlink:

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sudo ln -s /etc/rc.d/rc.cups /etc/init.d/cups
This allows the Brother install scripts to stop and start the CUPS daemon.

6. I used system-config-printer to add the new printer. You may need to install this first, alternatively
you could use the CUPS interface (select "Manage Printing" from the Salix menu). When you get to
the "Choose driver" step you need to select the "Provide PPD file" option. Select it from the folder
/opt/brother/Printers/HL1110/cupswrapper and complete the process.

That's it!

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