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Author Topic: Brother MFC-5440CN install--SUCCESS!!!!  (Read 6703 times)
kge420
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« on: February 29, 2008, 09:18:54 pm »

 I am having trouble with this install. The printer is on a wireless network and shows that it is ready to print.
 When I print a test page it doesn't print.
  Print System Selection=CUPS
  Print Manager=MFC-5440CN  idle (green)   when I double click on this printer it shows the job is printing.
  It seems that the print job is not getting to the printer.  When I check in gslapt for cups the box is not blue but when I click on it install is not an option, only uninstall.  Thanks, Keith
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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2008, 07:52:09 pm »

This might help:

http://sudan.ubuntuforums.com/showthread.php?t=302960

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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2008, 10:10:15 pm »

Here's a Brother page describing the steps to get your MFC5440CN installed on linux using CUPS (http://solutions.brother.com/linux/sol/printer/linux/cups_wrapper_install.html).  There are a couple steps that need to be changed for slack-based systems, otherwise the instructions seem fairly sound.

Your drivers are here (both are needed):
LPR Driver: http://solutions.brother.com/Library/sol/printer/linux/rpmfiles/lpr_others/MFC5440CNlpr-1.0.2-1.i386.rpm
CUPS Wrapper: http://solutions.brother.com/Library/sol/printer/linux/rpmfiles/cups_wrapper/cupswrapperMFC5440CN-1.0.0-1.i386.rpm

Steps that need to be changed:
Replace step 4 with this: type 'rpm2tgz  MFC5440CNlpr-1.0.2-1.i386.rpm' and then 'installpkg MFC5440CNlpr-1.0.2-1.i386.tgz'
Replace step 5 with this: type 'rpm2tgz  cupswrapperMFC5440CN-1.0.0-1.i386.rpm' and then 'installpkg cupswrapperMFC5440CN-1.0.0-1.i386.tgz'

I do not think you need to worry about the SELinux steps/instructions.
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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2008, 03:42:01 pm »

 newtor, here is what is going on when I try #4 from your suggestion above
    vector://home/kge420
root:# rpm2tgz MFC5440CNlpr-1.0.2-1.i386.rpm
ERROR:  rpm2cpio failed.  (maybe MFC5440CNlpr-1.0.2-1.i386.rpm is not an RPM?)
  I have DL'd the 2 files you suggested and in properties they show up as .rpm files.
                           Thanks, kge420
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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2008, 10:27:55 pm »

Sorry about the delay... I saw your other post on rpm2tgz and it reminded me that I never replied to this one.

I'm surprised that rpm2tgz did not convert the rpm successfully, however we can attempt to install those rpms differently.  Rather than converting them to slackware-native format (tgz) we can try to install them as they are.  I've used this method with StarOffice and it worked correctly.  The only downside of rpm2tgz or this other method is that you are left with having to remove the drivers manually if you want to get rid of them.  In your case, that shouldn't be an issue (and it shouldn't hurt to leave them installed even if you do end up with a new printer).

The command to install the rpms is (in this order, as root):
Step 4: rpm -i --nodeps --force MFC5440CNlpr-1.0.2-1.i386.rpm
Step 5: rpm -i --nodeps --force cupswrapperMFC5440CN-1.0.0-1.i386.rpm

Let us know how it goes.
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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2008, 07:10:03 am »

newtor, here is what is going on when I try #4 from your suggestion above
    vector://home/kge420
root:# rpm2tgz MFC5440CNlpr-1.0.2-1.i386.rpm
ERROR:  rpm2cpio failed.  (maybe MFC5440CNlpr-1.0.2-1.i386.rpm is not an RPM?)
  I have DL'd the 2 files you suggested and in properties they show up as .rpm files.
                           Thanks, kge420
Make sure the MFC5440CNlpr-1.0.2-1.i386.rpm is in the same dir you are running in.
If you are downloading it with firefox it is most likely on your desktop
rpm2tgz Desktop/MFC5440CNlpr-1.0.2-1.i386.rpm
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kge420
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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2008, 07:03:47 pm »

   Description: brother mfc
Location: LAN
Printer Driver: Local System V Printer
Printer State: idle, accepting jobs, published.
Device URI: socket://192.168.1.46
 The printer on the cups page shows a green area on it and the above info is displayed. It looks as if all is well. Still no go with the printing.
   uelsk8s, your instructions for rpm2tgz worked. Thanks, kge420
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« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2008, 12:00:30 pm »

Where would I look to see if cupswrapper and lpr files were installed correctly? I have a feeling that they are not installed. When I right click the file and select install I get a message: "WARNING: non-standard package name" Then it says "upgrading package"  then "WARNING: package has no name" and finally "removing package" Thanks, Keith
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« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2008, 04:27:27 pm »

Anybody have any suggestions? Huh
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« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2008, 04:43:02 pm »

try looking for the package name at /var/log/packages, or explode the package, see the filenames on it and check if they are present in your filesystem.
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« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2008, 01:40:12 pm »

Both files are present in/var/log/packages    What do I need to do to be able to use them.  Thanks, kge420
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« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2008, 06:58:23 pm »

kge,

Assuming that the installation of Brother's lpr and cups wrappers was successful, make sure that the CUPS service is enabled in VL. The easiest way to do this is to use the VASM tool, which should be available from the start menu. Once VASM is open, click on SUPER -> type root password in dialog box -> SERVICES -> SRVSET. Go through each of the run levels you plan to use and ensure that CUPS is selected for each run level. After cups has been enabled, click EXIT -> OK to go to the previous menu.

Once you have ensured that CUPS is enabled, you can also use VASM as root to configure CUPS.  From the SERVICES menu select CUPSWEB. Click OK on the dialog box that will appear after you read the text in it.

If your printer is a USB printer, ensure that it is connected to the computer and powered on before going any further.

Once the browser appears with the CUPS "home page," click on the "Add Printer" button. Enter the information requested on the first screen, then click OK. At the second screen, you will need to select how your printer is connected to your computer. After you've selected the type of connection, you may need to add a URL. After doing that, you'll be prompted for the make and model of your printer. If the driver you downloaded from Brother's web site was indeed installed, it should be listed among the available drivers. Enter the root user name and password when prompted.

Once the printer has been installed, go to Manage Printers -> Print Test Page in the CUPS web browser interface to ensure that there is communication.

Hope this helps. Post again if you run into other problems.

Thanks,
John
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« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2008, 07:56:54 am »

John, I don't think the drivers are installed. I have taken the above mentioned steps with no positive results. I am convinced that it is my inability/lack of know-how with installing the drivers that is causing me trouble. While I am trying this install I am working as root. Thanks, Keith
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