Brother MFC-8660DN Setup Guide

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Run all commands as root.

First emerge the necessary packages to make the printer work and start the necessary service:

# emerge -Dav rpm cups libstdc++
# rc-update add cupsd default
# /etc/init.d/cupsd start

Download the latest rpm installers for the brother LPR driver and CUPS driver/wrapper:


CUPS driver/wrapper:

Install the driver/CUPS wrapper:

# rpm -ihv --nodeps --force <path to lpr installer.rpm>
# rpm -ihv --nodeps --force <path to cups wrapper.rpm>

Open your browser to the cups configuration page: http://localhost:631. Now do the following:

Click "Manage Printers"
Click "Modify Printer"
Click "Continue"
Choose "LPD/LPR Host or Printer" and click "Continue"
Enter "lpd://xx.xx.xx.xx/binary_p1" (Where xx.xx.xx.xx is the IP address of the printer)
Select "Brother" and click "Continue"
Be sure to check that the correct model is selected here and click "Continue"
Enter username and password with adequate permissions to modify the printer (most likely root) and click ok

From root terminal:

# ln -s /usr/lib/cups/filter/brlpdwrapperMFC8860DN /usr/libexec/cups/filter/
# chmod 777 /usr/lib/cups/filter/brlpdwrapper*
# chmod 777 /usr/libexec/cups/filter/brlpdwrapper*

Back to your browser from the 'manage printers' menu

Click "Set Printer Options"
Set "Media Size" to "Letter"
Click "Set Printer Options"
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