Louis Cypher
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Brother printer only in grayscale

Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:28 am

Hello everyone,

It's been a few years since I try to leave windows for a linux system.
I tried Opensuse and lastly Kubuntu, but I always had problems with updates or complicated installations.

I just installed Solus which seems to match my needs, a simple reliable OS, and easy to install.

By cons I can not install my printer, is a Brother DCP 9270 CDN, I managed to put a generic driver. My printer only works in grayscale. I wish I could use it in color, and also the scanner.

Do you have a procedure to make it work?

Thank you in advance for your answers.

Cyberbleuet
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Joined: Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:13 pm

Re: Brother printer only in grayscale

Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:16 pm

Louis Cypher wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:28 am
Hello everyone,

It's been a few years since I try to leave windows for a linux system.
I tried Opensuse and lastly Kubuntu, but I always had problems with updates or complicated installations.

I just installed Solus which seems to match my needs, a simple reliable OS, and easy to install.

By cons I can not install my printer, is a Brother DCP 9270 CDN, I managed to put a generic driver. My printer only works in grayscale. I wish I could use it in color, and also the scanner.

Do you have a procedure to make it work?

Thank you in advance for your answers.
No drivers for my brohter HL-2140 and my HP-2549 i am check for another distribution .....

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kyrios
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Re: Brother printer only in grayscale

Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:46 pm

Cyberbleuet wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:16 pm
No drivers for my brohter HL-2140 and my HP-2549 i am check for another distribution .....
HP DeskJet 2549 All-in-one Printer is supported since hplip 3.13.8 which was released in 2013. Solus has hplip 3.17.10

So easy to say wrong things and blame someone else :roll:

Louis Cypher
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Re: Brother printer only in grayscale

Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:24 pm

For my part, I do not want to see for another distribution (for now).

And otherwise, do you have an idea for my printer problem?

Nobody11211
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Re: Brother printer only in grayscale

Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:44 pm

Louis Cypher wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:24 pm
For my part, I do not want to see for another distribution (for now).

And otherwise, do you have an idea for my printer problem?
Try:

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sudo eopkg it gutenprint hplip hplip-drivers
Then, log out and log in again.

Did you also try to print pdf, docs, and images? The same behaviour?

Louis Cypher
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Re: Brother printer only in grayscale

Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:34 pm

I did not try because the test page comes out in black and white.
In the options of the printer, in the color model, I have the choice between black and white and gray level.

I am trying the command line.

Louis Cypher
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Re: Brother printer only in grayscale

Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:01 pm

Nothing new, always in grayscale.

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