CentOS 6 Installing brother HL3170CDW

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CentOS 6 Installing brother HL3170CDW

Post by kissellj » 2015/01/05 20:12:18

I'm trying to install a printer to CentOS6 via a home network internal ip. Brother informed me there is a driver on there home page Downloads for the HL-3170CDW with selection Linux (rpm) or Linux (deb). I'm assuming Linux (rpm) is the option I would want with CentOS 6? It then has options for
Driver Install Tool
The tool will install LPR, CUPSwrapper driver and scanner driver (for scanner models).
(2.0.0-1) 0.02

LPR printer driver (rpm package)

(1.1.2-1) 0.67

CUPSwrapper printer driver (rpm package)

(1.1.2-1) 0.02

Do I need to download all this software for the brother HL-3170? I will also needs some step by step instruction on how/where to install this from the CentOS 6. I do have my internal printer ip address written down.

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Re: CentOS 6 Installing brother HL3170CDW

Post by toracat » 2015/01/06 21:21:43

Try the following procedure.

Download the LPR printer driver and the CUPSwrapper printer driver (both rpm packages) and install them together.
yum install glibc.i686 (assuming the rpm packages are 32-bit)
cd to /usr/local/Brother/Printer/HLxxxx/cupswrapper/ (adjust the xxx part)
Find a file that start with cupswrapper and run it as root (sudo ./cupswrapperxxx)
In browser go to cups GUI http://localhost:631
If all is well, you'll find your printer there
Modify Printer and enter the following as 'connection type'
ipp://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/ipp/port1 (use your printer's IP adderss)

Or, it is possible that the "Driver Install Tool" package does this for you. I just don't know since I've never used it.
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