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    Installing Brother Printer DCP-135C on Hardy Heron

    I recently performed a fresh install of Hardy Heron on my Dell Inspiron 640m. Hence, I had to re-install my printer. Coming from a Microsoft Windows background, this setup took me quite a while to figure out. The Brother: Linux Driver Homepage did not help much in terms of the procedure. Their FAQ was confusing. But, they did provide the drivers that would actually work. Hardy Heron auto-detected the printer but the default driver could not print.
    1. From the Brother Linux Driver Homepage, download the appropriate LPR Printer Driver and CUPS Printer Driver. Note that you should get the Debian package. These turned out to be dcp135clpr-1.0.1-1.i386.deb and dcp135ccupswrapper-1.0.1-1.i386.deb respectively.
    2. In a terminal, type the following
      Code:
      sudo mkdir /usr/share/cups/model
      sudo mkdir /var/spool/lpd/
      sudo mkdir /var/spool/lpd/dcp135c
      These should be performed sequentially. (For some reason, the mkdir command can't seem to create nested directories.)

    3. Install the debian driver package for LPR Printer Driver.
    4. Install the debian driver package for CUPS Printer Driver.

    The Brother printer is now installed. The required ppd file will be installed in /usr/share/cups/model. For some odd reason, the /var/spool/lpd/dcp135c directory cannot be viewed. It claims that I am not the owner. The owner is "lp" and the group is "lp". I presume this to be an issue with access rights.

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    Re: Installing Brother Printer DCP-135C on Hardy Heron

    Quote Originally Posted by growingneeds View Post
    The Brother printer is now installed. The required ppd file will be installed in /usr/share/cups/model. For some odd reason, the /var/spool/lpd/dcp135c directory cannot be viewed. It claims that I am not the owner. The owner is "lp" and the group is "lp". I presume this to be an issue with access rights.
    Just sudo up a file browser, or change the permissions by command line.

    Thanks for the tutorial!

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    Re: Installing Brother Printer DCP-135C on Hardy Heron

    There is a better way to install the DCP-135C. Before connecting the printer, fire up Synaptic Package Manager and search for "Brother DCP-135C". Install the relevant drivers and turn on the printer.

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    Re: Installing Brother Printer DCP-135C on Hardy Heron

    How do I 'Install the relevant drivers'?

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    Re: Installing Brother Printer DCP-135C on Hardy Heron

    To answer my question above I did the following:-

    Installing Brother DCP-135C

    1) Making sure that the printer was turned off, I booted up the computer to Ubuntu 8.04

    2) Opened – System->Administration->Synaptic Package Manager

    2a) Entered my 'Administration' password

    3) Did a search in the Synaptic Package Manager using “Brother DCP-135C” (nb. without the speech marks)

    4) Clicked on the software required
    (in this instance there was two packages showing, but when I 'marked' of them, the other also became marked)

    5) When the software was installed, I turned off the computer

    6) I turned on the printer before rebooting the computer

    7) Opened – System->Administration->Printing

    8) Clicked “New Printer” button

    9) Clicked “Brother DCP-135C USB # 1”

    10) Clicked “Forward” and followed the instructions

    11) When I finished 10) I clicked on the “Test” button to get a test print out

    12) Made the Brother DCP-135C the default printer

    13) Tested a print out using a document through Open Office


    I hope this is of some use.

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    Re: Installing Brother Printer DCP-135C on Hardy Heron

    Quote Originally Posted by growingneeds View Post
    There is a better way to install the DCP-135C. Before connecting the printer, fire up Synaptic Package Manager and search for "Brother DCP-135C". Install the relevant drivers and turn on the printer.
    Excellent info, took all of three minutes start to printed test page.
    Thanks.
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    Re: Installing Brother Printer DCP-135C on Hardy Heron

    An update. This will be cleaner, clearer and fresher. Follow this sequentially.

    1. Download the LPR driver. This may be found at http://solutions.brother.com/linux/e...nload_prn.html. Obtain the Debian package. My file was named dcp135clpr-1.0.1-1.i386.deb.
    2. Install the LPR driver.
      Code:
      sudo mkdir /var/spool/lpd/
      sudo mkdir /var/spool/lpd/dcp135c
      Double-click on dcp135clpr-1.0.1-1.i386.deb. Or,
      Code:
      sudo dpkg -i dcp135clpr-1.0.1-1.i386.deb
      Note that for this Debian package to install properly via terminal, it has to be placed in the Home Folder.
    3. Download the CUPSWRAPPER driver. This, again, may be found at http://solutions.brother.com/linux/e...nload_prn.html. My file was named dcp135ccupswrapper-1.0.1-1.i386.deb.
    4. Install the CUPSWRAPPER driver.
      Code:
      sudo mkdir /usr/share/cups/model
      Double-click on dcp135ccupswrapper-1.0.1-1.i386.deb. Or,
      Code:
      sudo dpkg -i dcp135ccupswrapper-1.0.1-1.i386.deb


    The Brother printer DCP-135C is now installed. Just make sure that it is set as the default printer. I had tried to use the drivers provided by ubuntu in the repositories: "brother-lpr-drivers-extra" and "brother-cups-wrapper-extra". But the printouts were all displaced upwards, truncating my documents at the top and leaving lots of white space at the bottom. This was just unacceptable. So, I went back to the drivers kindly provided by Brother. This is an install on Jaunty Jackalope (ubuntu 9.04).
    Last edited by growingneeds; August 6th, 2009 at 04:56 AM. Reason: punctuation

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    Re: Installing Brother Printer DCP-135C on Hardy Heron

    Quote Originally Posted by growingneeds View Post
    I recently performed a fresh install of Hardy Heron on my Dell Inspiron 640m. Hence, I had to re-install my printer. Coming from a Microsoft Windows background, this setup took me quite a while to figure out. The Brother: Linux Driver Homepage did not help much in terms of the procedure. Their FAQ was confusing. But, they did provide the drivers that would actually work. Hardy Heron auto-detected the printer but the default driver could not print.
    1. From the Brother Linux Driver Homepage, download the appropriate LPR Printer Driver and CUPS Printer Driver. Note that you should get the Debian package. These turned out to be dcp135clpr-1.0.1-1.i386.deb and dcp135ccupswrapper-1.0.1-1.i386.deb respectively.
    2. In a terminal, type the following
      Code:
      sudo mkdir /usr/share/cups/model
      sudo mkdir /var/spool/lpd/
      sudo mkdir /var/spool/lpd/dcp135c
      These should be performed sequentially. (For some reason, the mkdir command can't seem to create nested directories.)
    3. Install the debian driver package for LPR Printer Driver.
    4. Install the debian driver package for CUPS Printer Driver.

    The Brother printer is now installed. The required ppd file will be installed in /usr/share/cups/model. For some odd reason, the /var/spool/lpd/dcp135c directory cannot be viewed. It claims that I am not the owner. The owner is "lp" and the group is "lp". I presume this to be an issue with access rights.
    I just registered to say that this (ancient, sorry for grave digging) post works flawlessly on Linux Mint 11 LXDE. An hour ago I was almost convinced this 135C was a paperweight.

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    Re: Installing Brother Printer DCP-135C on Hardy Heron

    Hi all.

    Well Ive done all the above and have a printer that prints. However the positioning is all wrong. I'm trying to print business cards on decadry sheets but the print out is all over the place.

    Can it be adjusted? Im in the UK and we use A4 sheets - which the printer is set up for but none the less its not printing things the way they are set out on the screen. Including text in Libre office (It crops the top line)

    Thanks in advance for any and all advice!

    Anthony

    Ubuntu 12:10

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    Re: Installing Brother Printer DCP-135C on Hardy Heron

    Hello.

    Everyone's questions and answers are valuable.

    However, this is a very old thread. If there has been no activity in a thread for a year or so, it is best to start a new one.

    Please feel free to reference this thread in any new one you start.

    Thanks!

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