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Does anyone know how to configure a Brother MFC-J5720DW with cups?

Hi all,

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 right now.

Best regards,


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