Does anyone know how to configure a Brother MFC-J5720DW with cups?
I read some good reviews about this network printer/scanner, and noticed
that it can scan to email or FTP. So I made the flawed(?) assumption
that the printer would work independently without a software suite /
drivers from Brother.
I tried to install it with the kde "Print Settings" front-end to cups.
"Print Settings" finds the printer and lists several interfaces -
however, I am unable to print anything no matter what configuration
(combination of network protocol / printer driver) I use.
I know that I can download a bash script from Brother.com and run it as
root - and then the printer is supposed to work with Debian. However,
I'm not comfortable doing that. Actually, I'll rather scrap the printer
and get another one that support lpd/ps natively than risk compromising
/ messing up my system.
So my question is really if anyone have experience with recent Brother
network printers and know a cups configuration that works with one of
the standard Debian/Linux drivers.
I'm using both Debian Testing and Debian Stable on different machines