Call for testing : Driverless printing on Zesty

Till Kamppeter till.kamppeter at
Wed Dec 28 17:15:28 UTC 2016

On 12/28/2016 03:00 PM, Bernard Tremblay wrote:
> Yes, after turning off/on the printer, the lpstat -v returns this:
> -------------------------------------------
> bt at ungava:~$ lpstat -v
> device for Brother-MFC-J650DW: ipp://BRW3C77E657AB52.local:631/ipp/print
> ---------------------------------------------
> I have checked and I have only one print queue.

I have checked the attached PPD and it shows that your printer is not 
only an AirPrint printer but an IPP Everywhere printer, so it fulfills 
the newest standard for driverless printing.

Now please activate CUPS' debug logging using the command

cupsctl --debug-logging

After that please print on this print queue with different settings and 
from different applications. Please tell what works and what does not work.

Indpendent of whether everything works or not, please attach your 
/var/log/cups/error_log file to your answer to this mail right after 
your printing tests.

This is to make absolutely sure that correct IPP Everywhere printing 
happens on your printer (and I can ask the Brother guys in the PWG that 
they should do their homework of adding their printers to

> I did not install any proprietary Brother drivers. I will install the
> scanner driver asap and tell you what happens.

If the scanner works without installing anything, then all is fine and 
you do not need to install any driver.

Perhaps you can scan also using the web admin interface (on my HP this 

If you need a scanner driver, please install only the SCANNER drivers 
from Brother, as the PRINTER drivers are not needed any more for you. 
Try whether you can scan now.


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