Opensuse 12.1 printer not working - NO WAY...

Hi

just installed latest Opensuse 12.1… and can NOT print anything on a Brother DCP-7060D!
The printer was working nicely with previous 11.4 release… (just used the PPD from Brother and installed it in cups at 127.0.0.1:631) - the same procedure FAILS with 12.1, printer accepted, everything seems up, however it does NOT print anything (display only says receiving data and nothing hapens !$§"&%$§)

Then I also tried configuration with Yast - FAIL!
No printing at all…

here how it looks like: any idea???
brotherdcp7060d (Idle, Accepting Jobs, Not Shared)

D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] argv[0]=“brotherdcp7060d”
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] argv[1]=“39”
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] argv[2]=“user”
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] argv[3]=“brotherdcp7060d - CUPS 1.5.0”
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] argv[4]=“1”
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] argv[5]=“BrMediaType=PLAIN Sleep=PrinterDefault Duplex=DuplexTumble number-up=1 PageSize=Letter Resolution=600dpi InputSlot=TRAY1 TonerSaveMode=OFF job-uuid=urn:uuid:125c9739-66fa-3ed3-672c-7c8d6985e7ad job-originating-host-name=localhost time-at-creation=1339668103 time-at-processing=1339668103”
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] argv[6]="/var/spool/cups/d00039-001"
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] envp[0]=“CUPS_CACHEDIR=/var/cache/cups”
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] envp[1]=“CUPS_DATADIR=/usr/share/cups”
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] envp[2]=“CUPS_DOCROOT=/usr/share/cups/webcontent”
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] envp[3]=“CUPS_FONTPATH=/usr/share/cups/fonts”
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] envp[4]=“CUPS_REQUESTROOT=/var/spool/cups”
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] envp[5]=“CUPS_SERVERBIN=/usr/lib/cups”
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] envp[6]=“CUPS_SERVERROOT=/etc/cups”
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] envp[7]=“CUPS_STATEDIR=/var/run/cups”
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] envp[8]=“HOME=/home/tmpdir”
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] envp[9]=“PATH=/usr/lib/cups/filter:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin:/bin:/usr/bin”
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] envp[10]=“SERVER_ADMIN=root@“hp””
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] envp[11]=“SOFTWARE=CUPS/1.5.0”
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] envp[12]=“TMPDIR=/home/tmpdir”
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] envp[13]=“USER=root”
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] envp[14]=“CUPS_SERVER=/var/run/cups/cups.sock”
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] envp[15]=“CUPS_ENCRYPTION=IfRequested”
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] envp[16]=“IPP_PORT=631”
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] envp[17]=“CHARSET=utf-8”
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] envp[18]=“LANG=en_US.UTF-8”
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] envp[19]=“PPD=/etc/cups/ppd/brotherdcp7060d.ppd”
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] envp[20]=“RIP_MAX_CACHE=128m”
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] envp[21]=“CONTENT_TYPE=application/pdf”
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] envp[22]=“DEVICE_URI=usb://Brother/DCP-7060D”
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] envp[23]=“PRINTER_INFO=Brother DCP7060D for CUPS”
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] envp[24]=“PRINTER_LOCATION=”
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] envp[25]=“PRINTER=brotherdcp7060d”
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] envp[26]=“PRINTER_STATE_REASONS=none”
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] envp[27]=“CUPS_FILETYPE=document”
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] envp[28]=“FINAL_CONTENT_TYPE=printer/brotherdcp7060d”
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] envp[29]=“AUTH_I****”
I [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] Started filter /usr/lib/cups/filter/pdftops (PID 800)
I [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] Started filter /usr/lib/cups/filter/brlpdwrapperDCP7060D (PID 801)
I [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] Started backend /usr/lib/cups/backend/usb (PID 802)
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] Discarding unused job-state-changed event…
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] Returning IPP successful-ok for Print-Job (ipp://localhost:631/printers/brotherdcp7060d) from localhost
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] cupsdSetBusyState: newbusy=“Printing jobs and dirty files”, busy=“Active clients and dirty files”
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] STATE: +connecting-to-device
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] Discarding unused printer-state-changed event…
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] Started filter pdftops (PID 803)
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] Started filter pstops (PID 805)
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] Printer using device file “/dev/usblp0”…
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] STATE: -connecting-to-device
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] Discarding unused printer-state-changed event…
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] backendRunLoop(print_fd=0, device_fd=5, snmp_fd=-1, addr=(nil), use_bc=0, side_cb=0x7f176b8eaaf0)
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] cupsdReadClient: 13 WAITING Closing on EOF
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] cupsdCloseClient: 13
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] cupsdSetBusyState: newbusy=“Printing jobs and dirty files”, busy=“Printing jobs and dirty files”
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] Page = 612x792; 18,12 to 594,780
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] slow_collate=0, slow_duplex=0, slow_order=0
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] Before copy_comments - %!PS-Adobe-3.0
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] %!PS-Adobe-3.0
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] % Produced by poppler pdftops version: 0.18.0 (Poppler)
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] %%Creator: cairo 1.9.5 (cairographics.org)
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] %%LanguageLevel: 3
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] %%DocumentSuppliedResources: (atend)
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] %%DocumentMedia: plain 612 792 0 () ()
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] %%BoundingBox: 0 0 612 792
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] %%Pages: 1
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] %%EndComments
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] Before copy_prolog - %%BeginDefaults
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] Before copy_setup - %%BeginSetup
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] Before page loop - %%Page: 1 1
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] Copying page 1…
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] pagew = 576.0, pagel = 768.0
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] bboxx = 0, bboxy = 0, bboxw = 612, bboxl = 792
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] PageLeft = 18.0, PageRight = 594.0
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] PageTop = 780.0, PageBottom = 12.0
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] PageWidth = 612.0, PageLength = 792.0
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] Wrote 1 pages…
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] PID 803 (pdftops) exited with no errors.
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] PID 805 (pstops) exited with no errors.
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] PID 800 (/usr/lib/cups/filter/pdftops) exited with no errors.
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] PID 801 (/usr/lib/cups/filter/brlpdwrapperDCP7060D) exited with no errors.
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] PID 802 (/usr/lib/cups/backend/usb) exited with no errors.
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] Discarding unused job-completed event…
I [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] [Job 39] Job completed.
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] cupsdMarkDirty(----J-)
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] cupsdSetBusyState: newbusy=“Printing jobs and dirty files”, busy=“Printing jobs and dirty files”
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] cupsdSetBusyState: newbusy=“Printing jobs and dirty files”, busy=“Printing jobs and dirty files”
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:43 +0100] Discarding unused printer-state-changed event…
D [14/Jun/2012:11:01:44 +0100] [Job 39] Unloading…

I also noticed, that I can use the printer with the driver “Brother DCP-7020 Foomatic/hl1250 (recommended)”.
From the DCP-XXX list it is the only one that gives at least some output.

However, I can ONLY print with default DPI (300)… if I change to 1200 DPI, only blank page comes out. If I change to 600 DPI, no page comes out (display says “receiving data” and then nothing happens). I can also print at 150 DPI, but the quality is very bad then.

any idea wtf happens here?

here also the PPD that I have in /etc/cups/ppd/Brother_DCP-7060D.ppd on OpenSUSE 11.4 and it works with 11.4

Any idea why it does not work with 12.1 ?

*PPD-Adobe: “4.3”
*%================================================
*% Copyright Brother Industries,Ltd 2006-2008
*% “Brother DCP7060D for CUPS”
*%================================================

*%==== General Information Keywords ========================
*FormatVersion: “4.3”
*FileVersion: “1.00”
*LanguageEncoding: ISOLatin1
*LanguageVersion: English
*Manufacturer: “Brother”
*PCFileName: “DCP7060D.PPD”
*Product: “(Brother DCP7060D series)”
*cupsVersion: 1.1
*cupsManualCopies: True
*cupsModelNumber: 72
*cupsFilter: “application/vnd.cups-postscript 0 brlpdwrapperDCP7060D”
*PSVersion: “(3010.106) 3”
*ModelName: “DCP7060D”
*NickName: “Brother DCP7060D for CUPS”
*ShortNickName: “Brother DCP7060D for CUPS”

*%==== Basic Device Capabilities =============
*LanguageLevel: “3”
*TTRasterizer: Type42
*ColorDevice: False
*DefaultColorSpace: Gray
*FileSystem: True
*?FileSystem:"
save
/devname (%disk0%) def
/ret false def
0 1 7{
devname exch 48 add 5 exch put
devname devstatus {
0 ne {/ret true def}if
pop pop pop pop pop pop pop
}if
}for
ret {(True)}{(False)} ifelse = flush
restore
"
*End

*Throughput: “18”
*FreeVM: “1700000”

*%==== Media Selection ======================

*OpenUI *PageSize: PickOne
*OrderDependency: 30 AnySetup *PageSize
*DefaultPageSize: A4
*PageSize Letter/Letter: " "
*PageSize Legal/Legal: " "
*PageSize Executive/Executive: " "
*PageSize A4/A4: " "
*PageSize A5/A5: " "
*PageSize A6/A6: " "
*PageSize Env10/Com-10: " "
*PageSize EnvMonarch/Monarch: " "
*PageSize EnvDL/DL: " "
*PageSize EnvC5/C5: " "
*PageSize EnvISOB5/B5: " "
*PageSize EnvISOB6/B6: " "
*CloseUI: *PageSize

*OpenUI *PageRegion: PickOne
*OrderDependency: 40 AnySetup *PageRegion
*DefaultPageRegion: A4
*PageRegion Letter/Letter: " "
*PageRegion Legal/Legal: " "
*PageRegion Executive/Executive: " "
*PageRegion A4/A4: " "
*PageRegion A5/A5: " "
*PageRegion A6/A6: " "
*PageRegion Env10/Com-10: " "
*PageRegion EnvMonarch/Monarch: " "
*PageRegion EnvDL/DL: " "
*PageRegion EnvC5/C5: " "
*PageRegion EnvISOB5/B5: " "
*PageRegion EnvISOB6/B6: " "
*CloseUI: *PageRegion

*DefaultImageableArea: A4
*ImageableArea Letter/Letter: “18 12 594 780”
*ImageableArea Legal/Legal: “18 12 594 996”
*ImageableArea Executive/Executive: “18 12 504 744”
*ImageableArea A4/A4: “18 12 577 830”
*ImageableArea A5/A5: “18 12 403 583”
*ImageableArea A6/A6: “18 12 279 408”
*ImageableArea Env10/Com-10: “18 12 279 672”
*ImageableArea EnvMonarch/Monarch: “18 12 261 528”
*ImageableArea EnvDL/DL: “18 12 294 612”
*ImageableArea EnvC5/C5: “18 12 441 637”
*ImageableArea EnvISOB5/B5: “18 12 463 697”
*ImageableArea EnvISOB6/B6: “18 12 336 487”

*%==== Information About Media Sizes ========

*DefaultPaperDimension: A4
*PaperDimension Letter/Letter: “612 792”
*PaperDimension Legal/Legal: “612 1008”
*PaperDimension Executive/Executive: “522 756”
*PaperDimension A4/A4: “595 842”
*PaperDimension A5/A5: “420 595”
*PaperDimension A6/A6: “297 420”
*PaperDimension Env10/Com-10: “297 684”
*PaperDimension EnvMonarch/Monarch: “279 540”
*PaperDimension EnvDL/DL: “312 624”
*PaperDimension EnvC5/C5: “459 649”
*PaperDimension EnvISOB5/B5: “499 709”
*PaperDimension EnvISOB6/B6: “354 499”

*%==== 5.13 Media Handling Features ============================
*OpenUI *BrMediaType/BrMediaType: PickOne
*OrderDependency: 28 AnySetup *BrMediaType
*DefaultBrMediaType: PLAIN
*BrMediaType PLAIN/Plain Paper: " "
*BrMediaType THIN/Thin Paper: " "
*BrMediaType THICK/Thick Paper: " "
*BrMediaType THICKERPAPER2/Thicker Paper: " "
*BrMediaType BOND/Bond Paper: " "
*BrMediaType TRANSPARENCIES/Transparencies: " "
*BrMediaType ENV/Envelopes: " "
*BrMediaType ENVTHICK/Env. Thick: " "
*BrMediaType ENVTHIN/Env. Thin: " "
*CloseUI: *BrMediaType

*OpenUI *InputSlot/InputSlot: PickOne
*OrderDependency: 29 AnySetup *InputSlot
*DefaultInputSlot: TRAY1
*InputSlot MANUAL/Manual Feed: " "
*InputSlot TRAY1/Tray1: " "
*CloseUI: *InputSlot

*RequiresPageRegion All:True

*%=== Duplex ================================
*OpenUI *Duplex: PickOne
*OrderDependency: 25 AnySetup *Duplex
*DefaultDuplex: None
*Duplex DuplexTumble: " "
*Duplex DuplexNoTumble: " "
*Duplex None: " "
*CloseUI: *Duplex

*%=== Output Bin =============================
*% === Collate ==========
*%==== 5.14 Finishing Features =================================
*%%%%% Resolution and Appearance Control %%%%%
*OpenUI *Resolution: PickOne
*OrderDependency: 11 AnySetup *Resolution
*DefaultResolution: 600dpi
*Resolution 600dpi: " "
*Resolution 2400x600dpi/HQ1200dpi: " "
*CloseUI: *Resolution

*OpenUI *TonerSaveMode/Toner Save: PickOne
*DefaultTonerSaveMode: OFF
*OrderDependency: 10 AnySetup *TonerSaveMode
*TonerSaveMode OFF/Off: “statusdict begin false tonersave end”
*TonerSaveMode ON/On: “statusdict begin true tonersave end”
*CloseUI: *TonerSaveMode

*OpenUI *Sleep/Sleep Time [Min.]: PickOne
*DefaultSleep: PrinterDefault
*OrderDependency: 10 AnySetup *Sleep
*Sleep PrinterDefault/Printer Default: “”
*Sleep 2minutes/2: “statusdict begin 2 powersavetime end”
*Sleep 10minutes/10: “statusdict begin 10 powersavetime end”
*Sleep 30minutes/30: “statusdict begin 30 powersavetime end”
*CloseUI: *Sleep

*%==== 5.20 Font Related Keywords ==============================
*DefaultFont: Courier
*Font AvantGarde-Book: Standard “(001.006S)” Standard ROM
*Font AvantGarde-BookOblique: Standard “(001.006S)” Standard ROM
*Font AvantGarde-Demi: Standard “(001.007S)” Standard ROM
*Font AvantGarde-DemiOblique: Standard “(001.007S)” Standard ROM
*Font Bookman-Demi: Standard “(001.004S)” Standard ROM
*Font Bookman-DemiItalic: Standard “(001.004S)” Standard ROM
*Font Bookman-Light: Standard “(001.004S)” Standard ROM
*Font Bookman-LightItalic: Standard “(001.004S)” Standard ROM
*Font Courier: Standard “(002.004S)” Standard ROM
*Font Courier-Bold: Standard “(002.004S)” Standard ROM
*Font Courier-BoldOblique: Standard “(002.004S)” Standard ROM
*Font Courier-Oblique: Standard “(002.004S)” Standard ROM
*Font Helvetica: Standard “(001.006S)” Standard ROM
*Font Helvetica-Bold: Standard “(001.007S)” Standard ROM
*Font Helvetica-BoldOblique: Standard “(001.007S)” Standard ROM
*Font Helvetica-Narrow: Standard “(001.006S)” Standard ROM
*Font Helvetica-Narrow-Bold: Standard “(001.007S)” Standard ROM
*Font Helvetica-Narrow-BoldOblique: Standard “(001.007S)” Standard ROM
*Font Helvetica-Narrow-Oblique: Standard “(001.006S)” Standard ROM
*Font Helvetica-Oblique: Standard “(001.006S)” Standard ROM
*Font NewCenturySchlbk-Bold: Standard “(001.009S)” Standard ROM
*Font NewCenturySchlbk-BoldItalic: Standard “(001.007S)” Standard ROM
*Font NewCenturySchlbk-Italic: Standard “(001.006S)” Standard ROM
*Font NewCenturySchlbk-Roman: Standard “(001.007S)” Standard ROM
*Font Palatino-Bold: Standard “(001.005S)” Standard ROM
*Font Palatino-BoldItalic: Standard “(001.005S)” Standard ROM
*Font Palatino-Italic: Standard “(001.005S)” Standard ROM
*Font Palatino-Roman: Standard “(001.005S)” Standard ROM
*Font Times-Bold: Standard “(001.007S)” Standard ROM
*Font Times-BoldItalic: Standard “(001.009S)” Standard ROM
*Font Times-Italic: Standard “(001.007S)” Standard ROM
*Font Times-Roman: Standard “(001.007S)” Standard ROM
*Font ZapfChancery-MediumItalic: Standard “(001.007S)” Standard ROM
*Font ZapfDingbats: Special “(001.004S)” Special ROM
*Font Symbol: Special “(001.007S)” Special ROM
*Font Alaska: Standard “(001.005)” Standard ROM
*Font AlaskaExtrabold: Standard “(001.005)” Standard ROM
*Font AntiqueOakland: Standard “(001.005)” Standard ROM
*Font AntiqueOakland-Bold: Standard “(001.005)” Standard ROM
*Font AntiqueOakland-Oblique: Standard “(001.005)” Standard ROM
*Font ClevelandCondensed: Standard “(001.005)” Standard ROM
*Font Connecticut: Standard “(001.005)” Standard ROM
*Font Guatemala-Antique: Standard “(001.005)” Standard ROM
*Font Guatemala-Bold: Standard “(001.005)” Standard ROM
*Font Guatemala-Italic: Standard “(001.005)” Standard ROM
*Font Guatemala-BoldItalic: Standard “(001.005)” Standard ROM
*Font LetterGothic: Standard “(001.005)” Standard ROM
*Font LetterGothic-Bold: Standard “(001.005)” Standard ROM
*Font LetterGothic-Oblique: Standard “(001.005)” Standard ROM
*Font Maryland: Standard “(001.005)” Standard ROM
*Font Oklahoma: Standard “(001.005)” Standard ROM
*Font Oklahoma-Bold: Standard “(001.005)” Standard ROM
*Font Oklahoma-Oblique: Standard “(001.005)” Standard ROM
*Font Oklahoma-BoldOblique: Standard “(001.005)” Standard ROM
*Font Utah: Standard “(001.005)” Standard ROM
*Font Utah-Bold: Standard “(001.005)” Standard ROM
*Font Utah-Oblique: Standard “(001.005)” Standard ROM
*Font Utah-BoldOblique: Standard “(001.005)” Standard ROM
*Font UtahCondensed: Standard “(001.005)” Standard ROM
*Font UtahCondensed-Bold: Standard “(001.005)” Standard ROM
*Font UtahCondensed-Oblique: Standard “(001.004)” Standard ROM
*Font UtahCondensed-BoldOblique: Standard “(001.005)” Standard ROM
*Font BermudaScript: Standard “(001.005)” Standard ROM
*Font Germany: Standard “(001.005)” Standard ROM
*Font SanDiego: Standard “(001.005)” Standard ROM
*Font US-Roman: Standard “(001.005)” Standard ROM
*?FontQuery: "
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count 1 gt
{exch dup dup
=string cvs (/) print print (:slight_smile: print
FontDirectory exch known
{pop(Yes)}
{(fonts/)AppendName exch pop mark exch
{}=string filenameforall counttomark
0 gt
{cleartomark(Yes)}
{cleartomark(No)}ifelse
}ifelse

}if
(*) = flush
restore
"
End
?FontList: "
save
FontDirectory{pop ==}forall
(fonts/
)
{dup length 6 sub 6 exch getinterval cvn ==
}=string filenameforall
(
) = flush
restore
"
*End

*UIConstraints: *InputSlot MANUAL *Duplex DuplexTumble
*UIConstraints: *InputSlot MANUAL *Duplex DuplexNoTumble
*

Welcome to the forums allbroken999.

You mentioned that you

(just used the PPD from Brother and installed it in cups at 127.0.0.1:631)

Did you install the required RPM (LPR and cupswrapper) packages? (There’s a bit more to these drivers than a ppd file).

Brother Solutions Center : Brother Driver for Linux Distributions

yes I did install:

cupswrapperDCP7060D-2.0.4-2.i386.rpm

however NOT dcp7060dlpr-2.1.0-1.i386.rpm - which is for LPD, while I’m using CUPS… is that second package also required?

Yes, it is. Read the instructions:

Brother Solutions Center : Brother Driver for Linux Distributions

seems installing also dcp7060dlpr-2.1.0-1.i386.rpm FIXED the problem… weird… why do I need the LPD package???

The cupswrapper code depends on the underlying lpd code. You’d need to take it up with Brother as to why the drivers are constructed that way.