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Brother laserprinter on Mageia

Postby viking60 » 21 May 2015, 16:42

I have this lady that I help abroad and she had gotten a tech minded guy to help her install a brother laser printer.
I got him to pick a brother from the Cups list and this also turns up in Libreoffice so the printer is defined but I suspect he picked the wrong drivers.

So "I" (this guy on my instructions) tried to download and install according to this:
https://forums.mageia.org/en/viewtopic. ... her#p56214

But that was pretty impossible because I had "no rights" as normal user and no rights as "root user".
So it simply did not work.

Need a tip here - and make it easy because I am not physically doing it. :-D
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Re: Brother laserprinter on Mageia  Topic is solved

Postby viking60 » 07 Aug 2016, 18:25

Well - the solution was simply to wait!
I recently updated that box and suddenly the Cups drivers for the printer were there; so I installed them and now it prints just fine :jackpot

It is all about the Brother DCP-L2500D Compact Mono Laser All-in-One Printer
That printer did not have drivers in Linux-Mageia when it was bought - now it has.
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Re: Brother laserprinter on Mageia

Postby R_Head » 08 Aug 2016, 13:05

I still using my HP Laser Jet 1300n... by today's standards is a dot matrix printer :lol: as long it works and can find cartridges for it I am good to go. :mrgreen:

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Re: Brother laserprinter on Mageia

Postby viking60 » 09 Aug 2016, 13:15

:lolup If it works - it works!
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