Gerard Samuel wrote: >Specifically to a Brother MFC3820cn -> >http://solutions.brother.com/mfc3820cn_us/en_us/ >Im currently trying to print to it via CUPS, but Im getting nowhere >fast.
Every so often I see someone or more than one someone struggling with CUPS and I have to ask myself "Why?". Why can't you use LPD? It's pathetically simple: so simple that even I have a networked printer working nicely. I remember going through months of pain with CUPS. And that was with a local printer! Maybe thirty minutes with LPD (ten if you don't count my initial, uninformed choice of an any-to-PS filter which gave unexpected output) and I have a perfectly functional networked printer. The LPD documentation in /usr/share/doc/smm/07.lpd/ is extremely helpful, as is the Handbook, http://www.linuxprinting.org , and of course the manpages. I actually printed "4.3BSD Line Printer Spooler Manual" (the doc in smm/07.lpd/) when I setup my printer, and I'm very glad that I did. If it's a licensing issue, then you're using the wrong OS. -- I abhor a system designed for the "user", if that word is a coded pejorative meaning "stupid and unsophisticated". -- Ken Thompson - Unix is user friendly. However, it isn't idiot friendly. - Please CC me in all replies, even if I'm on the relevant list(s).
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