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We are converting our company from Windows to Ubuntu and we need to print technical labels with Brother PT-9500PC printer connected over USB directly to the computer. Ubuntu does have the driver in ptouch-driver package and I can even install it but nothing more. Every time I try to print something from GIMP/Inkscape/GLables3 only blank label prints with nothing on it. I use 36mm label with 36x30mm option manually selected in GIMP/Inkscape/GLables3.

I can't log into http://localhost:631/ to change something because it does not accept my username and password (I tried almost every guide but it seems broken).

Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit, ASUS 1015BX, AMD C-60, 4GB RAM, 120GB OCZ SSD


Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit, HP TX2, AMD Turion X2 ZM-84, 4GB RAM, 2x 500GB HDD

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You should check Brother Drivers for Linux® distributions website. You will find there official solutions.

Here you will find instructions regarding pre-requierd procedure for installing P-touch/QL-Printer drivers. This link will get you to webpage with the drivers for PT-9500. Notice the links to installation instructions at the bottom of that table.

Brother states that installation to 64bit distributions is not supported for P-touch/QL-Printer, but maybe they are wrong. I have Brother DCP-135C and it can be installed on 64bit system (drivers are only for i386). They have FAQ for using Brother Linux printer drivers on 64bit Linux and also similar for scanners.

There is also Brother Drivers Installer for Linux Users shell script.

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The ptouch-driver package should have this driver already inside. If not then this is serious bug. The driver is for i386 I have 64bit OS and I need to use it (because of 4GB RAM). I already have the psutils package. I can use Google too and I already did so... For like 3 hours... – Redi Feb 12 '12 at 23:33

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