You mean x86-Linux is well supported by Brother.tvoverbeek wrote: but Linux seems to be well supported by Brother.
This was the answer I got:* Where is the source code of the according "LPR driver"?
* How is the install procedure after compiling your source code and without the usage of your *.rpm or *.deb packages?
* Or could you provide the according *.deb driver packages (LPR and cupswrapper) for armhf architectures?
They did not really answer my questions therefore I find this answer is unsatisfactory.Thank you for contacting Brother.
I understand you have a ARM Linux machine. Are drivers do not work with ARMHF architectures. Due to it been a closed source.
I apologise for the inconvenience this may have caused you. Thank you in advance for your patience in this matter.
I trust that this information will be of some assistance to you, however should you have any further inquiries please do not hesitate to contact us.
Brother Customer Support
I regret to inform you that Brother Linux drivers can not be used for non-Intel Architecture.
Also the drivers can not be re-built for other architectures fully since although the cupswrapper driver is a GPL open source driver, it uses the lpr driver as a co-process.
And the lpr driver is not a open source driver.
I fear that a new printer is the only option here. I doubt Brother would enough lose sales because of this to hit them where it hurts (the wallet), but at least you will feel better.Oakham wrote:Buy a HP as supported by HPLIP Linux Software http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/about.html
Considering the web page you linked to is 4 years old, would be doubtful they will support ARMHFArchitecture, as was stated in the other post you posted, Brother do not seem willing to Support..tommygoessing wrote:Hey,
i found this on github:
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 that here: viewtopic.php?f=28&t=113754&p=849253#p849253
and here: viewtopic.php?f=28&t=15526&p=849273#p849273
I'm afraid not. All printers have their own languages. The mid to high end Lasers (like mine) tend to support Postscript and/or HP/PCL (Hewlett Packard Printer Control Language). Epson and quite a few other Inkjets support ESC/P2 (Epson's printer codes). The cheaper ones have proprietary code sequences of raw dots that need to be sent as the printers have very little CPU power and rely on the computer generating the whole page for them.tommygoessing wrote: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?