Brother MFC-465CN

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Introduction

The Brother MFC-465CN is a network capable multi-function printer, first produced in 2007. Brother provides Linux printer and scanner drivers for all its machines, however these are not normally distributed with the usual series of Linux distribution printer driver packages (e.g hplip). Before continuing the user should read the ArchLinux CUPS wiki.

Required packages

Install ghostscript, https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/brother-mfc465cn-cupswrapper/ https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/brother-mfc465cn-lpr/ gsfonts, foomatic-filters and a2ps from Official Repositories.

Note: If you use x86_64, you must also install lib32-libcups (from the multilibs repository) for this printer driver to work! When lib32-libcups is not installed, the printer job appears to have been printed successfully, but the printer does nothing and the CUPS logs contain no definitive error message

Install Brother MFC465 AUR packages

Fortunately, a number of ArchLinux users have created Arch packages from the .deb and .rpm packages at Brother's Linux website, which removes at least two fiddly steps.

Run the "cupswrapper" script

As root run the script: # /usr/local/brother/Printer/mfc465cn/cupswrapper/cupswrappermfc465cn This script will stop the cups daemon if it's running, attempt to find and configure your printer, install the drivers and restart CUPS.

Configure the Printer on the CUPS Server

Using your browser navigate to the CUPS server: http://localhost:631/ In the Administration category, choose Manage printers. There you should see a MFC-465CN printer automatically installed and configured. It is usually configured to use the USB port. If the printer is used as a network printer you need to modify the printer configuration. Choose Modify printer, and select Brother MFC-465CN in the device list. If it doesn't exist choose LPD/LPR Host or Printer instead. Then in Device URI you enter the printer IP, e.g lpd://10.0.0.10. You will find the IP address in the LAN configuration on the printer itself. The rest of the configuration is preset, so just choose continue. Click to print the test page, and you can hear the sweet sound of your printer. If not, try to restart your printer, and make sure the printer's state is Idle, accepting jobs.