Close the file browser window, and open a straight terminal window. Now, check that the drivers installed correctly. Click into the terminal, and enter:. Works fine but with a little more fine tuning. Useless waste of time. Last Jump to page:

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October 29th, 6. There one could select the Brother QL driver not the same model, I knowtry to download a new driver I guess by installing the ptouch-driver package in advance this is no longer necessary or a valid option and supply a PPD file manually. Philip on December 1, at 9: The lpr driver proivides the actual printer functionality, the cupswrapper then provides the “glue” to make it work with CUPS. Grant Wednesday 01 Aprilat Comments feed for this article.

Michael McNeillis on January 3, at 9: The By using SnoopyPro I found that to get the automatic cutter to work one needs to add the sequence: The driver installation instructions provided on the Brother website can be daunting to a beginner, and contain a few subtle errors that may trip you up.

Margins are a bit restrictive and I haven’t got the cutter to work yet Brother’s web site for programming resources includes a closed-source SDK for Windows platforms only and provides no information on the protocol used for communicating with their P-Touch printers. Thank you all – you are brilliant. October 30th, 9.


The issue at hand is making the Brother QL thermal label printer work as advertised on a system running Ubuntu Linux. You should get some confirmation of the two drivers.

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This being said I’m not able to personally test it as I’m running ql-5600 32bit. So I guess that is a small win. Hope someone comes up with a solution.

Open Terminal by selecting Applications Terminal from the task bar.

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Your email address will not brotger published. As I compiled the rastertoptch I just need the. Those templates you downloaded earlier? Was this HowTo helpful?

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Reading deeper into the Brother site and looking closer at the provided files, it looks more and more like a bootstrap solution. Preman Saturday 22 Juneat Useless waste of time. Better yet, selecting different print sizes also worked fine although the predefined ones are less than the ones supplied with the official Brother driver, but one could define new custom sizes.


I have found the various settings and tried to play with them for the image area and label length but still no luck. I did however expertise a few technical points using this site, since I experienced to reload the site lots of times previous to I could get it to load correctly.

HOWTO: Ubuntu All Brother Printer & Scanner Driver Installation for Newbies!

The continuous label will print about 3. That is exactly my problem, it falls back to default no matter what length I set. I can at this moment look ahead to my future.

I first proceeded to install the Windows driver and play with the provided labelling utility P-Touch Editor to check out the possibilities of the printer. Thanks very much for your specialized and amazing help. Click into the terminal, and enter: