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Brother Printers & CUPS
Authored by: eorooke on Sep 05, '02 07:57:43PM

After installing 10.2, I installed the 10.1 drivers for my Brother DCP-1200 and Gimp-Print
for MacOS X. Opening the Print Center with the option key pressed, the DCP-1200
appears as a listed printer in the menu at the top of the page.

However, there is no DCP-1200 listed as a printer driver at the bottom of the page. My
only choices are a generic driver and "other". Printing with the generic driver reports that
a file is finally being sent to the printer - but nothing happens.

At I found that the DCP-1200 supports PCL2. Choosing "other" and this
driver from the HP list results in an error message. I created a ppd driver using's database but this causes another error.

Further, I cannot install this ppd file in the cups/model directory as instructed by because this directory reports that it cannot be modified. I have not tried
downloading the perl and companion file from linuxprinting because I am not sure where to
install them and because they are to be saved in a "world format" - what is that?

I find many help requests for Brother printers and drivers in discussion groups at Apple
and elesewhere. Apparently it may be some time before Brother releases any drivers.
Has anyone overcome these missing driver problems? The instructions at
are difficult to follow. A simple 10.2 Guide would help.

Any help will be appreciated. Thank you.

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