Hey! This is GREAT! Thank you "lakona"
We have a Brother MFC-7360N
attached to our LAN via WiFi ... fixed IP Address 192.168.1.19 ... that we currently use with a desktop and a laptop under XP. Since we use Mint LiveUSB for all our Internet wanderings, it sure would be nice to at least make it possible to have occasional printer access under Mint (usually v15, 32-bit Mate). I easily completed steps 1 through 3:
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# cd to path for downloaded drivers)
cd /media/mint/linux-ext2/ (etc.)
dpkg -i mfc7360nlpr-2.1.0-1.i386.deb
dpkg -i cupswrapperMFC7360N-2.0.4-2.i386.deb
avahi-resolve-host-name -a 192.168.1.19 > 192.168.1.19 BRN001BA99EEABB.local
Here I came to an impasse in step 4 when I tried to "Add Printer"
... first I opened Firefox from the menu (user mint), but I also tried opening a superuser session of Firefox from the terminal session ... both popped up:
A username and password are being requested by http://localhost:631. The site says: "CUPS"
User Name: ???
I have no clue as to what to enter here ??? Passwords are not needed in the LiveUSB system. BUT ... I flailed around in the CUPS web interface and finally clicked "Manage Printers"
, and lo and behold, I found this:
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Que Name Description Location Make & Model Status
!!! MFC7360N MFC7360N --- Brother MFC7360N for CUPS Idle
So, the printer is obviously known to the system and has a queue assignment! I then went to Control Panel > Printers
and selected the MFC7360N in the printer window and then Properties. Then I did Print Test Page
, but that was the end of my success. Back in the Printers window, I did Printer > View Print Queue
which showed Test Page in the queue with "Time submitted"
climbing, but the printer is not doing anything. The time is now up to 31 minutes with no page. Is this because the "lpd://BRN001BA99EEABB.local/queue"
is still needed by CUPS? Is this a samba
problem? Samba is NOT installed in Mint 15.
I am SOOOOOO close (I hope!) ... how can I get the printer to accept the job from the queue???
Thank you for any and all comments, suggestions, and assistance with this objective ...
Blessings in abundance, all the best, & ENJOY!
Art in Carlisle, PA USA