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[SOLVED] Brother MFC-J630W

Postby linuxsudoer on Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:14 pm

Hey guys I am having trouble getting this Brother MFC-J630W I have this printer directly hooked up. I can get HP printers installed no problems, finding drivers and installing them for HP printers no problem. This brother one giving me a headache. I go to brother support website. They have me download LPR and a CUPS driver. Their installation instructions are not true anymore. So I am kind of left here not sure what to do next. Here is how far I am. I went into the good ol' Synaptic Package Manager and added some Brother printer things, none of the descriptions have anything about J630W. Linux can see and add the printer. But it is set as

Model Generic text-only printer

And I cannot get it to print a test page. It's like they can see each other but, talking different languages still. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!
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Re: Brother MFC-J630W

Postby pdc_2 on Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:49 pm

please COPY and PASTE this command into your terminal

sudo dpkg -l | grep Brother


and copy and paste back the results please

Their installation instructions are not true anymore.
:( :?:

please help us understand what you mean by this
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Re: Brother MFC-J630W

Postby linuxsudoer on Sat Nov 03, 2012 4:10 pm

ii brother-cups-wrapper-common 1.0.0-10-0ubuntu5 Common files for Brother cups wrapper packages
ii printer-driver-ptouch 1.3-3ubuntu0.1 printer driver Brother P-touch label printers


What grep piped out, and just a moment and I will elaberate on brother instructions not being true. Atleast in my case.

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Re: Brother MFC-J630W

Postby linuxsudoer on Sat Nov 03, 2012 4:13 pm

http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bs ... e.html#002


Pre-required Procedure (2)
Related distributions
Ubuntu8.04 or greater
Related products/drivers
cupswrapper printer/PC-FAX drivers
Requirement
1. "sudo aa-complain cupsd" command is required before the installation.
2. "sudo mkdir /usr/share/cups/model" command (as it is) is required before the installation.

i do this in terminal and get this back

laptop ~ $ sudo aa-complain cupsd
[sudo] password
sudo: aa-complain: command not found

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Re: Brother MFC-J630W

Postby pdc_2 on Sat Nov 03, 2012 4:27 pm

so you got this

ii brother-cups-wrapper-common 1.0.0-10-0ubuntu5 Common files for Brother cups wrapper packages
ii printer-driver-ptouch 1.3-3ubuntu0.1 printer driver Brother P-touch label printers


and I would have expected to see

mfcj630wlpr-1.1.3-1.i386
mfcj630wcupswrapper-1.1.3-1.i386

I would have thought you need to go here

http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bs ... #MFC-J630W

and download and install the lpr deb driver for the MFC-J630W

.....and then download and install the cupswrapper driver for the MFC-J630W

as here

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

where Brother give advice ..

.........yes the sudo aa-complain cupsd............seemed a sort of passing phase that Ubuntu has grown out of................
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Re: Brother MFC-J630W

Postby linuxsudoer on Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:11 pm

This is terrible but I do not know how to install a .deb file. I thought it was just in terminal navigate to Downloads or w/e file is and type dpkg filename.deb

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Re: Brother MFC-J630W

Postby pdc_2 on Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:12 pm

This is terrible but I do not know how to install a .deb file


....it's not......it's fine...........

if you have downloaded the mfcj630wlpr-1.1.3-1.i386.deb and the mfcj630wcupswrapper-1.1.3-1.i386.deb ...they should be in your Downloads directory?

if you open a terminal, and type

cd Downloads
....and hit the enter key .........

and then

ls
.......hit enter....that should list the contents of your Downloads directory...hopefully the two files are there...... if so ........

.......from here.........http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bs ... prn1a.html .......my advice is .............

sudo dpkg -i --force-all mfcj630wlpr-1.1.3-1.i386.deb


and if you copy and paste

sudo dpkg -l | grep Brother
....... you should see the lpr installed .....now........

sudo dpkg -i --force-all mfcj630wcupswrapper-1.1.3-1.i386.deb


.....and again..............

sudo dpkg -l | grep Brother
.......should show the lpr and cupswrapper installed......

now go here in a web browser spare window

http://localhost:631/admin

and go top left and add new printer; or just click manage printers firstly and see if the MFC-J630W is there already.......
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Re: Brother MFC-J630W

Postby linuxsudoer on Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:02 pm

pdc_2 wrote:
This is terrible but I do not know how to install a .deb file


....it's not......it's fine...........

if you have downloaded the mfcj630wlpr-1.1.3-1.i386.deb and the mfcj630wcupswrapper-1.1.3-1.i386.deb ...they should be in your Downloads directory?

if you open a terminal, and type

cd Downloads
....and hit the enter key .........

and then

ls
.......hit enter....that should list the contents of your Downloads directory...hopefully the two files are there...... if so ........

.......from here.........http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bs ... prn1a.html .......my advice is .............

sudo dpkg -i --force-all mfcj630wlpr-1.1.3-1.i386.deb


and if you copy and paste

sudo dpkg -l | grep Brother
....... you should see the lpr installed .....now........

sudo dpkg -i --force-all mfcj630wcupswrapper-1.1.3-1.i386.deb


.....and again..............

sudo dpkg -l | grep Brother
.......should show the lpr and cupswrapper installed......

now go here in a web browser spare window

http://localhost:631/admin

and go top left and add new printer; or just click manage printers firstly and see if the MFC-J630W is there already.......


THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! Seriously many many thanks! Ever passing through Indiana I owe you a redbull a beer whatever your fancy is. This worked great! grep and pipe | are the strongest commands in linux huh lol. Thanks again for explaining about the .deb file. You left me wondering if --force-all needed every time I install in this manner?

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Re: [SOLVED] Brother MFC-J630W

Postby pdc_2 on Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:10 pm

delighted it is all working for you ......reassuring to hear the commands DO work! Enjoy..... If I get to Indiana, I will take you up on the beer!

You left me wondering if --force-all needed every time I install in this manner?


.....if you are using a 32bit system, I don't think so ...............one could install with the GUI instead...........meaning as the package is selected to be downloaded, the very helpful gdebi installer should leap in and offer to do its work .. so one would just sequentially download the lpr and cupswrapper packages............ and let gdebi do it all ........... I wasn't sure which system so you had so we went with the Brother way .......but it must have been very helpful for you to see command line in action..it's like learning a guitar.....you keep strumming away.......sore fingers............strange notes........and then sometimes it's all good!

.....by the way....have you got the scanner side of the Brother working?

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

looks like it uses the brscan4 driver ...........so you would need the 32bit ? ............deb package

.......if you do ......you need this tweak to get it all humming .....

http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bs ... html#u9.10
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