Package Details: brother-mfc-9970cdw 1.1.1-5

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Package Base: brother-mfc-9970cdw
Description: LPR and CUPS driver for the Brother MFC-9970CDW
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Licenses: custom:brother commercial license
Submitter: nic96
Maintainer: nic96
Last Packager: nic96
Votes: 3
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2016-04-13 19:01 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2016-04-13 19:13 (UTC)

Latest Comments

abdulhakeem commented on 2022-04-29 07:44 (UTC)

Is anyone able to print Duplex with this? I can print duplex from my phone, and from my Kubuntu Server (installed the driver via Brother's official install script), but for some reason on my Arch laptop with this package, it absolutely will not print Duplex despite being set for Duplex in CUPS. Arch/KDE will not recognize that Duplex is an available option for the printer during print dialogs.

There must be something different between the official Brother installation script and this package but I can't figure out what it is. I'm not a dev and can't read Bash well enough to understand what's going on in the official script.

Can't run the official script on Arch because it will error out with "requires dpkg or rpm", which of course Arch doesn't have.

Anyone got any ideas?

lopasilver commented on 2021-08-07 15:23 (UTC)

To install this package, first install the missing dependency: lib32-glibc

trentks commented on 2019-07-11 23:32 (UTC)

Just leaving a message here for others... if you're experiencing an "unable to find printer" after adding your Brother-MFC-9970-CDW through cups. Then follow the wiki here:

For more context:

Dominik commented on 2019-02-11 18:19 (UTC) (edited on 2019-12-09 09:54 (UTC) by Dominik)

Hi, Thank you very much for your contribution. I am an Arch Linux newbie. The availability of this script was a big relief.

yetAnotherZero commented on 2016-04-28 20:14 (UTC)

Thanks for this. I just decided to get my printer working after 6 months of being lazy about it... Now I get a working printer, AND I was still lazy!