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by tommygoessing
Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:29 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Brother MFC-J615W not working with CUPS 1.5.3
Replies: 23
Views: 2912

Re: Brother MFC-J615W not working with CUPS 1.5.3

ok guys, thanks a lot. lets hope this post will help someone else to learn all this and save time with it, instead of troubleshooting for days 8-) I also have a final answer from brother meanwhile: Bei dem von Ihnen angegebenen MFC-J615W handelt es sich um einen reinen GDI Drucker. Dieser verfügt üb...
by tommygoessing
Wed Nov 25, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Brother MFC-J615W not working with CUPS 1.5.3
Replies: 23
Views: 2912

Re: Brother MFC-J615W not working with CUPS 1.5.3

puh... emberasses me for not beeing able to get that certainity... :oops:

and makes me hope yours is more smartness then plain confidence... :lol:

still: thank you.

still: anyone who can help with the question about compatibility of my printer to generic drivers?

cheers,
tommy
by tommygoessing
Wed Nov 25, 2015 3:43 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Brother MFC-J615W not working with CUPS 1.5.3
Replies: 23
Views: 2912

Re: Brother MFC-J615W not working with CUPS 1.5.3

If you have a postscript printer (expensive) then the PPD file is all that is required, otherwise you will need a driver file to translate the postscript code into the format the printer is expecting. Thank you BMS Doug! I got that now. Do you know a way to find out if my printer is able to work wi...
by tommygoessing
Wed Nov 25, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Brother MFC-J615W not working with CUPS 1.5.3
Replies: 23
Views: 2912

Re: Brother MFC-J615W not working with CUPS 1.5.3

If you have a postscript printer (expensive) then the PPD file is all that is required, otherwise you will need a driver file to translate the postscript code into the format the printer is expecting. Thank you BMS Doug! I got that now. Do you know a way to find out if my printer is able to work wi...
by tommygoessing
Wed Nov 25, 2015 3:25 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Brother MFC-J615W not working with CUPS 1.5.3
Replies: 23
Views: 2912

Re: Brother MFC-J615W not working with CUPS 1.5.3

Well yes posting to 3 posts gets complicated to keep up what and where you are appending to....see rpdom has also responded in other post. That is true. Sorry. I am just trying to find an answer and thought it was a relevant idea to involve the communities of all three threads in it. Only posting t...
by tommygoessing
Wed Nov 25, 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: use i386 Printer driver
Replies: 29
Views: 15570

Re: use i386 Printer driver

ok wonderful, that is a comprehensible answer. Thank you!

that brings me to a different idea though... consecutively of what you just explained, would that mean, that the existance of a PPD-file already states, that the printer must be able to operate with generic drivers?
by tommygoessing
Wed Nov 25, 2015 2:40 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Brother MFC-J615W not working with CUPS 1.5.3
Replies: 23
Views: 2912

Re: Brother MFC-J615W not working with CUPS 1.5.3

no, I don't think this one was... I am not asking anything particularly about the MFC-j615w or the drivers from github or brother or alswhere... I was just asking the comprehensive question, if I understood correctly... (what seems to be implicit, but is not beeing answered DEFINITELY by anyone anyw...
by tommygoessing
Wed Nov 25, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Getting Brother-Printer drivers to work
Replies: 57
Views: 69401

Re: Getting Brother-Printer drivers to work

mmh, your are right...

thank you anyways.

cheers,
tommy
by tommygoessing
Wed Nov 25, 2015 2:21 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: use i386 Printer driver
Replies: 29
Views: 15570

Re: use i386 Printer driver

ok rpdom, thanks a lot! and just to make sure again may I ask in this thread once more: When CUPS Frontend is asking me, whilest installing a printer, if I wand to selct a driver, OR want to provide a PPD File, that the OR is not actually stating that a PPD File is an alternative to a driver itself,...
by tommygoessing
Wed Nov 25, 2015 2:18 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Brother MFC-J615W not working with CUPS 1.5.3
Replies: 23
Views: 2912

Re: Brother MFC-J615W not working with CUPS 1.5.3

certainly true!

But... doesn't really answer the general question, does it?
by tommygoessing
Wed Nov 25, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Getting Brother-Printer drivers to work
Replies: 57
Views: 69401

Re: Getting Brother-Printer drivers to work

Well Brother does not provide or support, thats true and I understood.

But this is why I was thinking somebody on github might have created the necessary drivers himself...

Is beeing 4 years old realy an argument against beeing meant form ARM architecture? Pi 1 was around 4 years ago, wasn't it?
by tommygoessing
Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: use i386 Printer driver
Replies: 29
Views: 15570

Re: use i386 Printer driver

Hey, i found this on github: https://github.com/winterheart/brother-drivers But i just dont get it if these are drivers for x86 or ARM Architecture, or if this is useful material to built ARM-drivers... Can anyone tell? I am trying to install Brother MFC-J615W on my RasPi 2. Have been discussing tha...
by tommygoessing
Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:38 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Getting Brother-Printer drivers to work
Replies: 57
Views: 69401

Re: Getting Brother-Printer drivers to work

Hey,

i found this on github:

https://github.com/winterheart/brother-drivers

But i just dont get it if these are drivers for x86 or ARM Architecture, or if this is useful material to built ARM-drivers...

Can anyone tell?

I am trying to install Brother MFC-J615W on my RasPi 2.

cheers,
tommy
by tommygoessing
Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:10 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Brother MFC-J615W not working with CUPS 1.5.3
Replies: 23
Views: 2912

Re: Brother MFC-J615W not working with CUPS 1.5.3

My question was rather general (not towards our specific situation):

Does a PPD File replace a driver?

(From all I learned so far and read from you, I suppose not... just want to make sure...)
by tommygoessing
Wed Nov 25, 2015 12:11 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Brother MFC-J615W not working with CUPS 1.5.3
Replies: 23
Views: 2912

Re: Brother MFC-J615W not working with CUPS 1.5.3

Hi Dougie, thank your for your patient support - even via PM! Gyus like you make the forum concept work! upon your last post, and your comment in your PM: "If your printer needs a special driver, then the PPD file is going to have a stanza that says "when printing run this driver". Since we've alrea...
by tommygoessing
Tue Nov 24, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Brother MFC-J615W not working with CUPS 1.5.3
Replies: 23
Views: 2912

Re: Brother MFC-J615W not working with CUPS 1.5.3

Hey DougieLawson, one more question: CUPS walkthrough for Installation of my printer also offers me to provide a "PPD-File" instead of oicking the model from a list (where the mfc-j615w is not included anyways). Googling for that, I just found this: https://github.com/winterheart/brother-drivers/blo...
by tommygoessing
Tue Nov 24, 2015 2:59 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Chromium browser install failure
Replies: 8
Views: 28937

Re: Chromium browser install failure

thank you very much! I had found this in the meantime and that works for me!
by tommygoessing
Tue Nov 24, 2015 2:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Download Raspbian Jessie ZIP "completes" incomplete
Replies: 6
Views: 1013

Re: Download Raspbian Jessie ZIP "completes" incomplete

TrapdoorSmoke wrote:That's a bug in Chrome they still didn't fix it try Firefox.
Chrome did the job for me eventually...
by tommygoessing
Tue Nov 24, 2015 2:51 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Brother MFC-J615W not working with CUPS 1.5.3
Replies: 23
Views: 2912

Re: Brother MFC-J615W not working with CUPS 1.5.3

Hi Stefan, I - unbelievably - just found your post when I combined the printer modell with "raspberry pi" in a google search. Could beat me for not having done that yesterday morning. I am having the EXACT same problem since 20-somewhat hours...^^ (and I might be on the same knowledge level as you a...
by tommygoessing
Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Download Raspbian Jessie ZIP "completes" incomplete
Replies: 6
Views: 1013

Re: Download Raspbian Jessie ZIP "completes" incomplete

thank you guys. First: Aydan is right. I had trouble downloading, not unzipping. Second: It seems to be solved! ^^ I tried again occasionally and have the full 1.2GB file, unzippable, on the disk. To complete: I was using Google Chrome both on Windows 7 and on Chromebook. Both did not work at first....
by tommygoessing
Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:48 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Chromium browser install failure
Replies: 8
Views: 28937

Re: Chromium browser install failure

"update" did not solve the problem for me.

I am using raspian jessie.

does that matter?

cheers,
tommy
by tommygoessing
Mon Nov 23, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Download Raspbian Jessie ZIP "completes" incomplete
Replies: 6
Views: 1013

Download Raspbian Jessie ZIP "completes" incomplete

Hi,

i have been trying to dowload the JESSIE Image ZIP a couple of times. It keeps endind at around 200/300MB of the file (from the intended 1.2GB) and results in an broken, not usable ZIP.

Can this be an issue on the server side?

cheers,
tommy

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