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Brother MFC j430

Postby big_dog1968 on Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:33 pm

I have a Brother MFC J430 connected to my wireless network. I cant seem to follow Brother's directions to save my life. I downloaded the drivers but don't know how to get it working. I am running the latest version of Mint XFCE on a 32 bit laptop connected to the network via WIFI. The printer is also wirelessly connected to the network. I was able to get the laptop to connect running XP, but so far getting it work while in Mint is kicking my butt. Also, do I have to install both LPR Driver and CUPS?
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Re: Brother MFC j430

Postby pdc_2 on Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:44 pm

Brother provide an installer

http://www.brother.com/cgi-bin/agreemen ... nglish_lpr

I have seen various posts where folks say it is very good;

can I suggest you download Brother's installer and see how it works for you;

as you are using 32bit, that should be a big help too

when I go over the Brother's instructions pages; (which one would use if NOT doing the above)

it says

http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bs ... prn1a.html

Step 1. Login as a superuser ( or use "sudo" option if it is required )

Step 2. Check if pre-required procedures are completed

Step 3. Download drivers

Step 4. Install LPR driver and cupswrapper driver

4-3. Install LPR driver.

4-4. Install cupswrapper driver.

4-5. Check if the LPR driver and cupswrapper driver are installed


so you can see they say LPR first and then cupswrapper
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Re: Brother MFC j430

Postby big_dog1968 on Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:27 am

Thanks. I'm in New Smyrna Beach this week, so I'll have to wait until I get back to Orlando to try. I ad tried the .deb on their website but I received a message that said there were "unresolvable dependencies," or something like that.
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Re: Brother MFC j430

Postby Chrisnz on Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:36 pm

Hi Guys - Similar Problem with same printer. However in my case I have the printer connected to the main system via USB.
Using Mint 12 with the current 3.0.0.12 kernal - although I have seen some folk update to 3.0.0.13 as a fix to this issue (not tried yet)

"sudo update-grub"
Generating grub.cfg ...
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-12-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.0.0-12-generic
Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+.bin

Have downloaded/Installed The Brother Cups and lpr files from their site and files from Synaptics.

Using "Lsusb" i get
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 046d:09a1 Logitech, Inc. QuickCam Communicate MP/S5500
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 04f9:0281 Brother Industries, Ltd
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 002: ID 0a12:0001 Cambridge Silicon Radio, Ltd Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode)
Bus 007 Device 002: ID 046d:c52b Logitech, Inc. Unifying Receiver
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 1058:1042 Western Digital Technologies, Inc.

So it sees the device however when bringing up the print dialogue screen and show everything is there, will not print!

Using "sane-find-scanner -v"
incl this line
"found USB scanner (vendor=0x04f9 [Brother], product=0x0281 [MFC-J430W]) at libusb:001:003"
However Sane will not find it?

"scanimage -L
(No scanners were identified.)

"ls -l /dev/bus/usb/*/*"
crw-rw-r-- 1 root root 189, 0 2012-09-30 09:55 /dev/bus/usb/001/001
crw-rw-r-- 1 root root 189, 1 2012-09-30 09:55 /dev/bus/usb/001/002
crw-rw-r--+ 1 root lp 189, 2 2012-09-30 12:36 /dev/bus/usb/001/003
crw-rw-r-- 1 root root 189, 3 2012-09-30 10:45 /dev/bus/usb/001/004
crw-rw-r-- 1 root root 189, 128 2012-09-30 09:55 /dev/bus/usb/002/001
crw-rw-r-- 1 root root 189, 256 2012-09-30 09:55 /dev/bus/usb/003/001
crw-rw-r-- 1 root root 189, 384 2012-09-30 09:55 /dev/bus/usb/004/001
crw-rw-r-- 1 root root 189, 512 2012-09-30 09:55 /dev/bus/usb/005/001
crw-rw-r-- 1 root root 189, 640 2012-09-30 09:55 /dev/bus/usb/006/001
crw-rw-r-- 1 root root 189, 641 2012-09-30 09:55 /dev/bus/usb/006/002
crw-rw-r-- 1 root root 189, 768 2012-09-30 09:55 /dev/bus/usb/007/001
crw-rw-r-- 1 root root 189, 769 2012-09-30 09:55 /dev/bus/usb/007/002

I see a plus sign there but unsure if this is good or not?

"sudo /usr/lib/cups/backend/usb"

DEBUG: list_devices
DEBUG: usb_find_busses=7
DEBUG: usb_find_devices=12
direct usb://Brother/MFC-J430W?serial=BROC2F203699 "Brother MFC-J430W" "Brother MFC-J430W" "MFG:Brother;CMD:HBP,BRPJL,URF;MDL:MFC-J430W;CLS:PRINTER;CID:Brother IJ Type2;URF:SRGB24,W8,CP1,IS1-7,MT1-8-11,OB0,PQ4,RS300,OFU0;" ""

Now i'm still learning on the terminal and these are recent "lessons" to find what is working. If you can see something i'm missing then please help. I have to connect the W7 Laptop and transfer files in the mean time to print anything. :(
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Re: Brother MFC j430

Postby pdc_2 on Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:39 pm

1) If you copy and paste this command

sudo dpkg -l | grep Brother
.it looks to see which drivers are installed......

2) have a look in

http://localhost:631/printers/

(paste into a spare web browser page);

3) ......if we verify you installed lpr first and then cupswrapper;

4) https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DebuggingPrintingProblems an ubuntu debugging page:

a section of it says

In all Ubuntu flavors you can run

$ cupsctl LogLevel=debug

to activate debug logging.
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