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New Brother DCP 7065DN Can't get it to print

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New Brother DCP 7065DN Can't get it to print

#1 Post by Dieselrider » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:50 pm

I have been having problems with my Samsung printer jamming the last while. These Brothers are on sale and my wife has been running them (similar model) for a couple years and they have done well for her.
I am running Mepis 11 64 bit for the record. I found this thread http://forum.mepiscommunity.org/viewtop ... er#p304859 and tried reading through zeeones suggestions Quite honestly, I have no idea what he is telling the other poster to do. I am hoping someone can show me what commands are needed with the downloads he has suggested in order to get this working. If not I'll be back to using the Samsung.
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Re: New Brother DCP 7065DN Can't get it to print

#2 Post by Dieselrider » Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:03 pm

Okay, I was able to use zeeones method to get the scanner part to work as it uses the debian package installer. Have no idea what to do to get the printer to print. If I go to the printer configuration and tell it to print a test page, it spits out several pages with no print on them at all. If I select a document to print from the computer nothing happens at all. So, I know I need the driver installed. Just need to figure out how. Thanks

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Re: New Brother DCP 7065DN Can't get it to print

#3 Post by timkb4cq » Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:29 pm

This page:
http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bs ... DCP-7065DN
has the two deb files that must be installed (just click on them in Dolphin to install with gdebi). The LPR driver deb file at that link includes some specific data files for the DCP 7065DN which the driver you downloaded before for the similar Brother printer won't have.

Then you need to use CUPS to set up your printer. You get into CUPS by pointing your browser at http://localhost:631/
Remove any instance of that Brother printer that's already installed first, then Add Printer under the Administration Tab.
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Re: New Brother DCP 7065DN Can't get it to print

#4 Post by Dieselrider » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:11 pm

timkb4cq wrote:This page:
http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bs ... DCP-7065DN
has the two deb files that must be installed (just click on them in Dolphin to install with gdebi). The LPR driver deb file at that link includes some specific data files for the DCP 7065DN which the driver you downloaded before for the similar Brother printer won't have.

Then you need to use CUPS to set up your printer. You get into CUPS by pointing your browser at http://localhost:631/
Remove any instance of that Brother printer that's already installed first, then Add Printer under the Administration Tab.
I went to that site and downloaded the drivers. However the first one I tried to install says it is not compatable. I am running 64 bit. So I checked out their site and they say for that I need ia32libs. I know I had that installed at one point but apparently now I do not. Tried to find it in the repositories and cannot find it. I cannot remember where I was able to get that from before.

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Re: New Brother DCP 7065DN Can't get it to print

#5 Post by lucky9 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:35 pm

Put ia32libs in the search box in Synaptic. I'm pretty sure you will need the deb-multimedia repository enabled. Don't forget to Reload.
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Re: New Brother DCP 7065DN Can't get it to print

#6 Post by timkb4cq » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:47 pm

Oh, you're running 64bit. You'll need to have ia32libs installed, and you'll have to install the debs from the comand line with dpkg --force-architecture -i
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Re: New Brother DCP 7065DN Can't get it to print

#7 Post by Dieselrider » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:25 pm

lucky9 wrote:Put ia32libs in the search box in Synaptic. I'm pretty sure you will need the deb-multimedia repository enabled. Don't forget to Reload.
Not in the multimedia repo.
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After the reload
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I even checked all the repos and reloaded and nothing is showing up. Am I missing a repo?
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Re: New Brother DCP 7065DN Can't get it to print

#8 Post by timkb4cq » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:46 pm

Sorry, it's ia32-libs not ia32libs. It's in the main debian squeeze repository.
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Re: New Brother DCP 7065DN Can't get it to print

#9 Post by Dieselrider » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:03 pm

timkb4cq wrote:Sorry, it's ia32-libs not ia32libs. It's in the main debian squeeze repository.
Shoot! I should have remembered that but, it is already installed and I still get an error saying it is the wrong architecture. Will not install.
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Re: New Brother DCP 7065DN Can't get it to print

#10 Post by timkb4cq » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:13 pm

Yes, as I wrote above, you'll have to open a Konsole, use su to get root privilege & install these debs using
dpkg -i --force-architecture filename.deb
ia32-libs allows an i386 package to work properly on an amd64 install so forcing the arch is OK.
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