Brother DCP-135C and ubuntu

I just used a few minutes getting the above mentioned printer working with ubuntu, normally most printers I have used works out of the box with ubuntu, but not this one. My solution seems to be quite simple, however it may be that it is not the correct way to do it, but it worked for me 🙂

  1. Install brother-cups-wrapper-extra
  2. In “Printer configuration” (System -> Administration -> Printing) click “New”, select “Brother DCP-135C”, click “Forward”, wait for search to finish, click “Provide PPD file”, select the file /usr/share/ppd/Brother/brdcp135c.ppd, click “Forward” and click “Apply”

You should now be able to print with your DCP-135C printer – however this is just the printing part, for the scanner to work, you probably want to look at http://solutions.brother.com/linux/en_us/index.html

4 thoughts on “Brother DCP-135C and ubuntu”

  1. There is always a But 😉

    This worked for me too thx, but
    it the printer seems not to print exactly my pdf-Pages. It starts printing way to high on top of the page.
    Maybe its because I use the german format? Under XP it workes fine.
    Do you have got any clue how i could handle this problem.

    Thank you

    Peter

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