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

On Wednesday 09 March 2016 13:16:20 Jarle Aase wrote:
> Den 09. mars 2016 14:27, skrev Brian:
> > In another mail Jarle Aase said: > I think this printer supports both
> > pcl and postscript. Faint alarm bells sounded in my head - inkjet,
> > inkjet, inkjet. I ignored the warning; after all he was surely in
> > possession of a manual and would know the printer capabilities. The
> > CUPS filter chain produces a file to be sent to the printer which is
> > identified as "data", not PostScript or PCL. Installing the two
> > Brother .deb files (a five minute job) seems to be the only way for
> > printing to take place.
> My plan is to install the Brother drivers in a virtual machine. When
> that works, I can use wireshark to see what's actually being sent to the
> printer, and decide if I want to do something to make it work on the
> "real" machine.

I have been reading this thread a bit at a time.  I am bemused.  Why, if you 
want life simple, and Free, etc., go for an AIO, which are notoriously 
troublesome?  Why not go for a simple Brother laser printer?  (If you want 


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