Brother MFC-9320CW

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This is largely a copy of the Brother MFC-440CN tutorial with changes made to fit this specific printer.

Required packages

As root, run:

# pacman -S --needed rpmextract ghostscript gsfonts foomatic-filters a2ps

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 refuses to print, but no error message is given.

# pacman -S --needed lib32-libcups

Download Brother drivers

First create a temporary directory. Download the lpr driver and cupswrapper driver rpm files from Brother's website.

Extracting the RPM files

Now you use a small script called rpmextract which allows you to get the files included in the RPM you've just downloaded. Extract both RPM files :

# mfc9320cwlpr-1.1.1-4.i386.rpm
# mfc9320cwcupswrapper-1.1.1-4.i386.rpm

It should give you a usr directory with two sub-directories: bin and local.

Editing files to make them work with Arch

Arch Linux uses its own file system organization, so you have to modify some files before copying them into place.

# /bin/sed -i 's|/etc/init.d|/etc/rc.d|' usr/local/Brother/Printer/mfc9320cw/cupswrapper/cupswrappermfc9320cw
# /bin/cp -r usr/* /usr

Installing the driver and printer

Last step ! Run the cupswrapper file:

# /usr/local/Brother/Printer/mfc9320cw/cupswrapper/cupswrappermfc9320cw

It will stop the cups daemon if it's running, and restart it. Now go to the CUPS page : http://localhost:631/ In the Administration category, choose Manage printers. There you should see a MFC-9320CW printer automatically installed and configured. It is intially 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-9320CW 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:// 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.