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Brother DCP-7055 on a Raspberry print server

Because there is no driver for a DCP-7055 on an ARM architecture like the Raspberry available several forums and wikis recommend the DCP-7010 Foomatic/hl1250 instead.

But for me this driver works not as expected for the following reasons:

I've tried a lot...

After doing all that stuff I concluded that the problem must be the missing DCP-7055 driver for ARM. Therefore I'm install the Brother DCP-7055 i386 driver local and use the raw (without driver) DCP-7055 on the Raspberry as queue:

1. Add $USER to lpadmin group

To the following jobs you must be member of the lpadmin group.

1.  usermod -a -G lpadmin $USER

2. Add remote Brother DCP-7055 as raw printer queue

Go to CUPS admin on Raspberry at and do this:

3. Install Brother DCP-7055 driver on the local machine

Maybe you must firstly install lib32std++6 on Ubuntu 12.04 - 13.04 or ia32-libs on Debian Squeezy to install i386 packages on amd64 architectures. Read more: Debian Multiarch HOWTO, Brother HL-2270DW printer driver install: Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit versions

On Debian Wheezy and Jessie installing the i386 printer drivers works without any needed preparations.

Download the DCP-7055 LPR- and cupswrapper-driver from Brother and install it: {{{

  1. dpkg -i --force-all dcp7055lpr-2.1.0-1.i386.deb cupswrapperDCP7055-2.0.4-2.i386.deb

## 4. Add local Brother DCP-7055 and connect it with remote raw printer queue 

Go to CUPS admin on the local machine at *localhost:631*:

  * Go to  * Administration     ->     Add     printer *   
  * Choose  * Other     Network     Printers:     Internet     Printing     Protocol     (ipp) *   
  * Register the  * Connection:    [ ipp:/ ](ipp:/)    / *
  * Name it like  * DCP-7055 *  and at location you can enter  * raspberry *
  * Don't  * Share     this     printer *
  * Select  * Brother *  as  * Make *  and  * BrotherDCP7055     for     CUPS     (en) *  (this can be one of the last  * Brother     DCP... *  entries) as  * Model *
  *  * Set     Default     Options *

## 5. Hide remote raw printer from local printer menu 

To hide the remote *raw_DCP-7055* from the local printer menu edit the
*/etc/cups/cupsd.conf* as follows:

```  ... ...

1.  Browsing On

Browsing Off ... ... ``` 

Restart CUPS.

## 6. Jobs displays user as *Withheld* 

If the user and name of a printer job isn't displayed edit the local
*/etc/cups/cupsd.conf* and the remote */etc/cups/cupsd.conf* in the same
  1. JobPrivateAccess default
  2. JobPrivateValues default

JobPrivateAccess all JobPrivateValues none ... ... ```

Restart cups.

Remove leftovers from past trials and configurations

If you have printers from old settings and configurations in the printers list of an application you can do the following:

1.  /etc/init.d/cups stop
2.  vim /etc/cups/printers.conf

Delete the unused printer between .

Start cups again:

1.  /etc/init.d/cups start

As long as there are the same cups version (1.5.3) installed both client and server I have no problems. From the moment the client used a higher version (1.6.4) after an upgrade the problems began. After another upgrade (1.7.1) the client couldn't print, only two blank pages was printed although the printjobs were logged as successful.

Since I've upgraded the server version to 1.7.1 all is fine. Both clients with 1.6.4 or higher and clients with 1.5.3 works as expected.