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Brother MFC-J6710dw compatibility?

Thomas Taylor
Hi All ;)
Have any of you used a Brother MFC-J6710dw with linux?  Have there been any
problems with recognition/setup?

This is a fairly new printer and I couldn't find it on the HCL so am asking
here.

Thanks, Tom

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Re: Brother MFC-J6710dw compatibility?

Mike-207
On Friday, April 27, 2012 04:31:11 PM Thomas Taylor wrote:
> Hi All ;)
> Have any of you used a Brother MFC-J6710dw with linux?  Have there been any
> problems with recognition/setup?
>
> This is a fairly new printer and I couldn't find it on the HCL so am asking
> here.

I've always had good luck with Brother printers. Check this page and yours is
listed.

http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public_s/id/linux/en/index.html

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Re: Brother MFC-J6710dw compatibility?

Dirk Gently-2
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Thomas Taylor wrote:
> Hi All ;)
> Have any of you used a Brother MFC-J6710dw with linux?

Not this particular printer, but Brother provides FULL linux support
for all of their products.

I used to buy Canon printers, back when 720 dpi was state of the art.
When I sent an email asking if there would be any 1440 dpi support
for using the Canon 620 on Linux, they didn't even send a reply
acknowledging receipt of the email -- and I got the address right
off of the Canon site.


> Have there been any problems with recognition/setup?
>

I've not had ANY problems installing any Brother printer, other
than that I wish they would provide short shell scripts to
automatically execute the various driver-installation tools.

> This is a fairly new printer and I couldn't find it on the HCL so am asking
> here.

If its Brother and it's new, it's supported by Brother in
the Linux support section of their website.

>
> Thanks, Tom
>

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[SOLVED]Re: [opensuse] Brother MFC-J6710dw compatibility?

Thomas Taylor
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On Fri, 27 Apr 2012 15:31:11 -0700
Thomas Taylor <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hi All ;)
> Have any of you used a Brother MFC-J6710dw with linux?  Have there been any
> problems with recognition/setup?
>
> This is a fairly new printer and I couldn't find it on the HCL so am asking
> here.
>
> Thanks, Tom
>

Thanks to both Mike and Dirk for the responses.

Got the printer and installed the drivers per the Brother site.  Configured
with cups via Yast2.  It found the drivers and printed a test page which looks
great.  That was last night.  Today, after working on a network problem my
wife was having, I tried to print several pages.  Cups is returning a busy
signal.  Haven't had time to trace that down yet.

Fortunately I also have a Brother HL-1440 laser printer (really old but works
fine) to print for now.
 
Tom

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Re: [SOLVED]Re: [opensuse] Brother MFC-J6710dw compatibility?

upscope-2
Tom I've been looking for new printer and since both the brother's
printers my wife had I'd consider Brother for my Linux systems. Did you
resolve the problem of the busy signal? Also when you downloaded the
Brother software did it include Scanner software? Sane does not appear
to have a scanner driver for this printer and I need to be able to scan.

Thanks

On Monday, April 30, 2012 04:44:43 PM Thomas Taylor wrote:

> On Fri, 27 Apr 2012 15:31:11 -0700
>
> Thomas Taylor <[hidden email]> wrote:
> > Hi All ;)
> > Have any of you used a Brother MFC-J6710dw with linux?  Have there
> > been any problems with recognition/setup?
> >
> > This is a fairly new printer and I couldn't find it on the HCL so am
> > asking here.
> >
> > Thanks, Tom
>
> Thanks to both Mike and Dirk for the responses.
>
> Got the printer and installed the drivers per the Brother site.
> Configured with cups via Yast2.  It found the drivers and printed a
> test page which looks great.  That was last night.  Today, after
> working on a network problem my wife was having, I tried to print
> several pages.  Cups is returning a busy signal.  Haven't had time to
> trace that down yet.
>
> Fortunately I also have a Brother HL-1440 laser printer (really old
> but works fine) to print for now.
>
> Tom
>
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Re: [SOLVED]Re: [opensuse] Brother MFC-J6710dw compatibility?

Dirk Gently-2
upscope wrote:
> Tom I've been looking for new printer and since both the brother's
> printers my wife had I'd consider Brother for my Linux systems. Did you
> resolve the problem of the busy signal? Also when you downloaded the
> Brother software did it include Scanner software? Sane does not appear
> to have a scanner driver for this printer and I need to be able to scan.
>

Brother's scanner software works with sane.
Follow the destructions, and everything will work.
I save the downloads in /local, a filesystem which I
preserve during upgrade installations.


For my own peace of mind, when doing the first installation of
a Brother product, I make shell scripts in case I have to reinstall
the drivers later.

For example for the MFC-5440 CN:


#!/bin/bash
# Install printer driver for MFC-5440
rpm  -ihv  --nodeps MFC5440CNlpr-1.0.2-1.i386.rpm
rpm  -ihv  --nodeps cupswrapperMFC5440CN-1.0.0-1.i386.rpm
echo "checking software installation...this will take 1-2 minutes"
#
rpm  -qa  |  grep  -e MFC5440CN
#
echo
echo "open http://localhost:631/printers"
echo Click "Modify Printer" and set following parameters.
echo for Device  - "LPD/LPR Host or Printer" or "AppSocket/HP JetDirect"
echo for Device URI  - - "lpd://(Your printer's IP address)/binary_p1"
echo for Make/Manufacturer - Brother
echo for Model/Driver Selection - MFC-6490CW
echo test print


For the Scanner:

#!/bin/bash
# Install printer driver for MFC-5440CN
rpm  -ihv  --nodeps brscan2*.i386.rpm
rpm  -qa  |  grep   brscan2
brsaneconfig2 -a  name=SCANLETTER model=MFC-5440CN ip=192.168.1.253
brsaneconfig2 -q | grep SCANLETTE

And for the Fax:
#!/bin/bash
# Install Fax driver for MFC-5440CN
rpm  -ihv  --nodeps brmfcfaxlpd-1.0.0-1.i386.rpm
rpm  -ihv  --nodeps brmfcfaxcups-1.0.0-1.i386.rpm
rpm  -qa  |  grep  -e brmfcfax
echo '"open http://localhost:631/printers"'
echo 'Click "Modify Printer" and set following parameters.'
echo 'for Device  - "LPD/LPR Host or Printer" or "AppSocket/HP JetDirect"'
echo "for Device URI  - - lpd://(Your printer's IP address)/binary_p1"
echo "for Make/Manufacturer - Brother"
echo "for Model/Driver Selection - Brother BRMFCFAX for CUPS (en)"
echo test print




> Thanks
>
> On Monday, April 30, 2012 04:44:43 PM Thomas Taylor wrote:
>> On Fri, 27 Apr 2012 15:31:11 -0700
>>
>> Thomas Taylor <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>> Hi All ;)
>>> Have any of you used a Brother MFC-J6710dw with linux?  Have there
>>> been any problems with recognition/setup?
>>>
>>> This is a fairly new printer and I couldn't find it on the HCL so am
>>> asking here.
>>>
>>> Thanks, Tom
>>
>> Thanks to both Mike and Dirk for the responses.
>>
>> Got the printer and installed the drivers per the Brother site.
>> Configured with cups via Yast2.  It found the drivers and printed a
>> test page which looks great.  That was last night.  Today, after
>> working on a network problem my wife was having, I tried to print
>> several pages.  Cups is returning a busy signal.  Haven't had time to
>> trace that down yet.
>>
>> Fortunately I also have a Brother HL-1440 laser printer (really old
>> but works fine) to print for now.
>>
>> Tom
>>
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Re: [SOLVED]Re: [opensuse] Brother MFC-J6710dw compatibility?

Thomas Taylor
On Thu, 03 May 2012 02:20:39 -0400
Dirk Gently <[hidden email]> wrote:

> upscope wrote:
> > Tom I've been looking for new printer and since both the brother's
> > printers my wife had I'd consider Brother for my Linux systems. Did you
> > resolve the problem of the busy signal? Also when you downloaded the
> > Brother software did it include Scanner software? Sane does not appear
> > to have a scanner driver for this printer and I need to be able to scan.
> >
>
> Brother's scanner software works with sane.
> Follow the destructions, and everything will work.
> I save the downloads in /local, a filesystem which I
> preserve during upgrade installations.
>
>
> For my own peace of mind, when doing the first installation of
> a Brother product, I make shell scripts in case I have to reinstall
> the drivers later.
>
> For example for the MFC-5440 CN:
>
>
> #!/bin/bash
> # Install printer driver for MFC-5440
> rpm  -ihv  --nodeps MFC5440CNlpr-1.0.2-1.i386.rpm
> rpm  -ihv  --nodeps cupswrapperMFC5440CN-1.0.0-1.i386.rpm
> echo "checking software installation...this will take 1-2 minutes"
> #
> rpm  -qa  |  grep  -e MFC5440CN
> #
> echo
> echo "open http://localhost:631/printers"
> echo Click "Modify Printer" and set following parameters.
> echo for Device  - "LPD/LPR Host or Printer" or "AppSocket/HP JetDirect"
> echo for Device URI  - - "lpd://(Your printer's IP address)/binary_p1"
> echo for Make/Manufacturer - Brother
> echo for Model/Driver Selection - MFC-6490CW
> echo test print
>
>
> For the Scanner:
>
> #!/bin/bash
> # Install printer driver for MFC-5440CN
> rpm  -ihv  --nodeps brscan2*.i386.rpm
> rpm  -qa  |  grep   brscan2
> brsaneconfig2 -a  name=SCANLETTER model=MFC-5440CN ip=192.168.1.253
> brsaneconfig2 -q | grep SCANLETTE
>
> And for the Fax:
> #!/bin/bash
> # Install Fax driver for MFC-5440CN
> rpm  -ihv  --nodeps brmfcfaxlpd-1.0.0-1.i386.rpm
> rpm  -ihv  --nodeps brmfcfaxcups-1.0.0-1.i386.rpm
> rpm  -qa  |  grep  -e brmfcfax
> echo '"open http://localhost:631/printers"'
> echo 'Click "Modify Printer" and set following parameters.'
> echo 'for Device  - "LPD/LPR Host or Printer" or "AppSocket/HP JetDirect"'
> echo "for Device URI  - - lpd://(Your printer's IP address)/binary_p1"
> echo "for Make/Manufacturer - Brother"
> echo "for Model/Driver Selection - Brother BRMFCFAX for CUPS (en)"
> echo test print
>
>
>
>
> > Thanks
> >
> > On Monday, April 30, 2012 04:44:43 PM Thomas Taylor wrote:
> >> On Fri, 27 Apr 2012 15:31:11 -0700
> >>
> >> Thomas Taylor <[hidden email]> wrote:
> >>> Hi All ;)
> >>> Have any of you used a Brother MFC-J6710dw with linux?  Have there
> >>> been any problems with recognition/setup?
> >>>
> >>> This is a fairly new printer and I couldn't find it on the HCL so am
> >>> asking here.
> >>>
> >>> Thanks, Tom
> >>
> >> Thanks to both Mike and Dirk for the responses.
> >>
> >> Got the printer and installed the drivers per the Brother site.
> >> Configured with cups via Yast2.  It found the drivers and printed a
> >> test page which looks great.  That was last night.  Today, after
> >> working on a network problem my wife was having, I tried to print
> >> several pages.  Cups is returning a busy signal.  Haven't had time to
> >> trace that down yet.
> >>
> >> Fortunately I also have a Brother HL-1440 laser printer (really old
> >> but works fine) to print for now.
> >>
> >> Tom
> >>
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>

Thanks for this information, Dirk.  Actually, I haven't even gotten to the
scanner yet.  Still figuring out how to get things hooked up with my wifes'
Windblows 7 desktop in another room and how to bypass the answering phone
machine which is in another part of the house.

Tom

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Re: [SOLVED]Re: [opensuse] Brother MFC-J6710dw compatibility?

upscope-2
On Thursday, May 03, 2012 11:18:08 AM Thomas Taylor wrote:

> On Thu, 03 May 2012 02:20:39 -0400
>
> Dirk Gently <[hidden email]> wrote:
> > upscope wrote:
> > > Tom I've been looking for new printer and since both the brother's
> > > printers my wife had I'd consider Brother for my Linux systems.
> > > Did you resolve the problem of the busy signal? Also when you
> > > downloaded the Brother software did it include Scanner software?
> > > Sane does not appear to have a scanner driver for this printer
> > > and I need to be able to scan.>
> > Brother's scanner software works with sane.
> > Follow the destructions, and everything will work.
> > I save the downloads in /local, a filesystem which I
> > preserve during upgrade installations.
> >
> >
> > For my own peace of mind, when doing the first installation of
> > a Brother product, I make shell scripts in case I have to reinstall
> > the drivers later.
> >
> > For example for the MFC-5440 CN:
> >
> >
> > #!/bin/bash
> > # Install printer driver for MFC-5440
> > rpm  -ihv  --nodeps MFC5440CNlpr-1.0.2-1.i386.rpm
> > rpm  -ihv  --nodeps cupswrapperMFC5440CN-1.0.0-1.i386.rpm
> > echo "checking software installation...this will take 1-2 minutes"
> > #
> > rpm  -qa  |  grep  -e MFC5440CN
> > #
> > echo
> > echo "open http://localhost:631/printers"
> > echo Click "Modify Printer" and set following parameters.
> > echo for Device  - "LPD/LPR Host or Printer" or "AppSocket/HP
> > JetDirect" echo for Device URI  - - "lpd://(Your printer's IP
> > address)/binary_p1" echo for Make/Manufacturer - Brother
> > echo for Model/Driver Selection - MFC-6490CW
> > echo test print
> >
> >
> > For the Scanner:
> >
> > #!/bin/bash
> > # Install printer driver for MFC-5440CN
> > rpm  -ihv  --nodeps brscan2*.i386.rpm
> > rpm  -qa  |  grep   brscan2
> > brsaneconfig2 -a  name=SCANLETTER model=MFC-5440CN ip=192.168.1.253
> > brsaneconfig2 -q | grep SCANLETTE
> >
> > And for the Fax:
> > #!/bin/bash
> > # Install Fax driver for MFC-5440CN
> > rpm  -ihv  --nodeps brmfcfaxlpd-1.0.0-1.i386.rpm
> > rpm  -ihv  --nodeps brmfcfaxcups-1.0.0-1.i386.rpm
> > rpm  -qa  |  grep  -e brmfcfax
> > echo '"open http://localhost:631/printers"'
> > echo 'Click "Modify Printer" and set following parameters.'
> > echo 'for Device  - "LPD/LPR Host or Printer" or "AppSocket/HP
> > JetDirect"' echo "for Device URI  - - lpd://(Your printer's IP
> > address)/binary_p1" echo "for Make/Manufacturer - Brother"
> > echo "for Model/Driver Selection - Brother BRMFCFAX for CUPS (en)"
> > echo test print
> >
> > > Thanks
> > >
> > > On Monday, April 30, 2012 04:44:43 PM Thomas Taylor wrote:
> > >> On Fri, 27 Apr 2012 15:31:11 -0700
> > >>
> > >> Thomas Taylor <[hidden email]> wrote:
> > >>> Hi All ;)
> > >>> Have any of you used a Brother MFC-J6710dw with linux?  Have
> > >>> there
> > >>> been any problems with recognition/setup?
> > >>>
> > >>> This is a fairly new printer and I couldn't find it on the HCL
> > >>> so am
> > >>> asking here.
> > >>>
> > >>> Thanks, Tom
> > >>
> > >> Thanks to both Mike and Dirk for the responses.
> > >>
> > >> Got the printer and installed the drivers per the Brother site.
> > >> Configured with cups via Yast2.  It found the drivers and printed
> > >> a
> > >> test page which looks great.  That was last night.  Today, after
> > >> working on a network problem my wife was having, I tried to print
> > >> several pages.  Cups is returning a busy signal.  Haven't had
> > >> time to
> > >> trace that down yet.
> > >>
> > >> Fortunately I also have a Brother HL-1440 laser printer (really
> > >> old
> > >> but works fine) to print for now.
> > >>
> > >> Tom
> > >>
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> Thanks for this information, Dirk.  Actually, I haven't even gotten to
> the scanner yet.  Still figuring out how to get things hooked up with
> my wifes' Windblows 7 desktop in another room and how to bypass the
> answering phone machine which is in another part of the house.
>
> Tom
>
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Have you tried these drivers on an x86_64 system?


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Re: [SOLVED]Re: [opensuse] Brother MFC-J6710dw compatibility?

Thomas Taylor
On Thu, 03 May 2012 16:34 -0700
upscope <[hidden email]> wrote:
<<<<< snip >>>>> getting too long


> >
> > Thanks for this information, Dirk.  Actually, I haven't even gotten to
> > the scanner yet.  Still figuring out how to get things hooked up with
> > my wifes' Windblows 7 desktop in another room and how to bypass the
> > answering phone machine which is in another part of the house.
> >
> > Tom
> >
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> Have you tried these drivers on an x86_64 system?
>
>
> Russ
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>

Hi Russ;
Yes, that is what my system has (64bit-see sig).  The printer is working with
one problem.  All printing is done in portrait mode regardless of what I
specify in the print menu.  Oh, also they do not show a ledger ("B", 11x17)
size paper.  I sent a message to Brother tech support to get more information.


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Re: [SOLVED]Re: [opensuse] Brother MFC-J6710dw compatibility?

upscope-2
Thanks Tom. Hopefully make it to Staples to day, they stock the printer
according to there website and they are the only game in town.

I downloaded the drivers yesterday so hopefully I can get my old CX6600
replaced soon.



On Thursday, May 03, 2012 10:59:17 PM Thomas Taylor wrote:

> On Thu, 03 May 2012 16:34 -0700
> upscope <[hidden email]> wrote:
> <<<<< snip >>>>> getting too long
>
> > > Thanks for this information, Dirk.  Actually, I haven't even
> > > gotten to the scanner yet.  Still figuring out how to get things
> > > hooked up with my wifes' Windblows 7 desktop in another room and
> > > how to bypass the answering phone machine which is in another
> > > part of the house.
> > >
> > > Tom
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> > Have you tried these drivers on an x86_64 system?
> >
> >
> > Russ
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> Hi Russ;
> Yes, that is what my system has (64bit-see sig).  The printer is
> working with one problem.  All printing is done in portrait mode
> regardless of what I specify in the print menu.  Oh, also they do not
> show a ledger ("B", 11x17) size paper.  I sent a message to Brother
> tech support to get more information.
>
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Re: [SOLVED]Re: [opensuse] Brother MFC-J6710dw compatibility?

Thomas Taylor
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On Thu, 03 May 2012 02:20:39 -0400
Dirk Gently <[hidden email]> wrote:

> upscope wrote:
> > Tom I've been looking for new printer and since both the brother's
> > printers my wife had I'd consider Brother for my Linux systems. Did you
> > resolve the problem of the busy signal? Also when you downloaded the
> > Brother software did it include Scanner software? Sane does not appear
> > to have a scanner driver for this printer and I need to be able to scan.
> >
>
> Brother's scanner software works with sane.
> Follow the destructions, and everything will work.
> I save the downloads in /local, a filesystem which I
> preserve during upgrade installations.
>
>
> For my own peace of mind, when doing the first installation of
> a Brother product, I make shell scripts in case I have to reinstall
> the drivers later.
>
> For example for the MFC-5440 CN:
>
>
<<<<< snip >>>>>

>
>
> For the Scanner:
>
> #!/bin/bash
> # Install printer driver for MFC-5440CN
> rpm  -ihv  --nodeps brscan2*.i386.rpm
> rpm  -qa  |  grep   brscan2
> brsaneconfig2 -a  name=SCANLETTER model=MFC-5440CN ip=192.168.1.253
> brsaneconfig2 -q | grep SCANLETTE
>

Hi Dirk:
Thanks for the scripts.  I'm modifying them for my model.  For the scanner,
where did you obtail the brsaneconfig file?  I searched the Brother site but
couldn't find it there.

<<<<< snip >>>>>

Thanks, Tom

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Re: [SOLVED]Re: [opensuse] Brother MFC-J6710dw compatibility?

Dirk Gently-2
Thomas Taylor wrote:

> On Thu, 03 May 2012 02:20:39 -0400
> Dirk Gently <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
>> upscope wrote:
>>> Tom I've been looking for new printer and since both the brother's
>>> printers my wife had I'd consider Brother for my Linux systems. Did you
>>> resolve the problem of the busy signal? Also when you downloaded the
>>> Brother software did it include Scanner software? Sane does not appear
>>> to have a scanner driver for this printer and I need to be able to scan.
>>>
>>
>> Brother's scanner software works with sane.
>> Follow the destructions, and everything will work.
>> I save the downloads in /local, a filesystem which I
>> preserve during upgrade installations.
>>
>>
>> For my own peace of mind, when doing the first installation of
>> a Brother product, I make shell scripts in case I have to reinstall
>> the drivers later.
>>
>> For example for the MFC-5440 CN:
>>
>>
> <<<<< snip >>>>>
>>
>>
>> For the Scanner:
>>
>> #!/bin/bash
>> # Install printer driver for MFC-5440CN
>> rpm  -ihv  --nodeps brscan2*.i386.rpm
>> rpm  -qa  |  grep   brscan2
>> brsaneconfig2 -a  name=SCANLETTER model=MFC-5440CN ip=192.168.1.253
>> brsaneconfig2 -q | grep SCANLETTE
>>
>
> Hi Dirk:
> Thanks for the scripts.  I'm modifying them for my model.  For the scanner,
> where did you obtail the brsaneconfig file?  I searched the Brother site but
> couldn't find it there.
>

search on google for your MFC's model number and site:welcome.solutions.brother.com

example

MFC-5440CN site:welcom.solutions.brother.com



Make sure you read the full directions for your model.

Sometimes, certain symbolic links or other minor housekeeping tasks
need to be executed before doing the actual driver installation.


> <<<<< snip >>>>>
>
> Thanks, Tom
>

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Re: [SOLVED]Re: [opensuse] Brother MFC-J6710dw compatibility?

Thomas Taylor
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On Wed, 02 May 2012 17:05:53 -0700
upscope <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Tom I've been looking for new printer and since both the brother's
> printers my wife had I'd consider Brother for my Linux systems. Did you
> resolve the problem of the busy signal? Also when you downloaded the
> Brother software did it include Scanner software? Sane does not appear
> to have a scanner driver for this printer and I need to be able to scan.
>
> Thanks
>
> On Monday, April 30, 2012 04:44:43 PM Thomas Taylor wrote:
> > On Fri, 27 Apr 2012 15:31:11 -0700
> >
> > Thomas Taylor <[hidden email]> wrote:
> > > Hi All ;)
> > > Have any of you used a Brother MFC-J6710dw with linux?  Have there
> > > been any problems with recognition/setup?
> > >
> > > This is a fairly new printer and I couldn't find it on the HCL so am
> > > asking here.
> > >
> > > Thanks, Tom
> >
> > Thanks to both Mike and Dirk for the responses.
> >
> > Got the printer and installed the drivers per the Brother site.
> > Configured with cups via Yast2.  It found the drivers and printed a
> > test page which looks great.  That was last night.  Today, after
> > working on a network problem my wife was having, I tried to print
> > several pages.  Cups is returning a busy signal.  Haven't had time to
> > trace that down yet.
> >
> > Fortunately I also have a Brother HL-1440 laser printer (really old
> > but works fine) to print for now.
> >
> > Tom
> >
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Hi Russ ;)
Brother has a scanner driver but it is a separate downloads (same for fax
driver).  I haven't gotten the scanner to work yet.  Yast2 sees the scanner but
doesn't find the driver so far.  Haven't been able to spend much time with it
due to some medical problems in the family.

Tom

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