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I tried to print the test page, but I got this error message. I installed the LPR driver first, then the cupswrapper from this site: http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public_s/id/linux/en/download_prn.html#MFC-6890CDW

How can I fix this?

The Cups error-log:

E [03/Jun/2011:21:05:52 +0200] [CGI] Timeout reached
E [03/Jun/2011:21:05:52 +0200] [CGI] Timeout reached
E [03/Jun/2011:21:11:44 +0200] [Job 2] Keine %%BoundingBox: Kommentar im Header!
E [03/Jun/2011:21:15:52 +0200] [Job 4] Keine %%BoundingBox: Kommentar im Header!
  • Printer: Brother MFC6890CDW
  • OS: Ubuntu 11.04
  • URI: usb:/dev/usb/lp0
  • The output of dpkg -l grep -i brother:
    • ii brother-cups-wrapper-common 1.0.0-10-0ubuntu5 Common files for Brother cups wrapper packages
    • ii brother-cups-wrapper-extra 1.2.1-0ubuntu3 Cups Wrapper drivers for extra brother printers
    • ii brother-lpr-drivers-common 1.0.0-4-0ubuntu1 Common files for brother-lpr-drivers packages
    • ii brother-lpr-drivers-extra 1.2.0-2-0ubuntu4 - rc mfc6890cdwlpr 1.1.2-4 Brother lpr Inkjet Printer Definitions

Now I installed the drivers from the software center, but in none of the desciptions the exact name of my printer. It isn't even recognized in the print-dialogue now.

I think the issue is that the printer uses Wifi and I was using Ethernet. Apparently can either be used over LAN or WLAN, but not both at the same time. I will try to access it via WLAN later.

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How are you connecting? –  wojox Jun 3 '11 at 19:49
    
It's a network printer and I use d-LAN (tobi-tech.de/images/d-lan.gif), which basically is ethernet. –  Toxicbits Jun 3 '11 at 20:28
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Looks like it can't find the printer. Did you open the printer Gui and configure it for a network printer? –  wojox Jun 3 '11 at 21:43
    
It would help if you give more information. Mention the printer model and how you connected it physically and OS version you are using. Also right click the properties of the printer (System -> administration -> printing, select printer, right click it and see properties) and add the Device URI. –  Jamess Jun 4 '11 at 3:17
    
Are you sure you followed all the "pre-required procedures" before install (and the printer was turned on & connected)? I had problems with my DCP145C when i forgot these (and I hardly could uninstall the .deb package due to not meeting the requirements and getting cramped). You could send the output of "dpkg -l | grep -i brother" command... –  Onedinkenedi Jun 4 '11 at 9:43
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I found the solution:

  1. First, download the lpr driver (deb) from this site: http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public_s/id/linux/en/download_prn.html#MFC-6890CDW

  2. Install it and ignore the error message

  3. Download the Cupswrapper driver (deb) from the same site

  4. Install it and ignore the error message

  5. Open the printer management

  6. Click on 'Add a new printer'

  7. Choose 'Network printer' in the side pane

  8. Choose the 'LPD network printer via DNS-SD'

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