I'm trying to get my Brother 5070N working via CUPS. Even though I downloaded the PPD and put it in /usr/share/cups/model it doesn't show up for me to select. I've also tried using the install option via the gnome-cups-manager but it either tells me that it's already installed (if the PPD I select is in the above folder) or that it's missing an adobe header file (if I move the ppd to root and select it from there.)
What's the secret? I notice that there are a lot more files in ppd.gz format in /usr/share/cups/model/C/ Do I have to compress the ppd or something?
PS: I also have taken the PPD directly from my install CD but have the same problem. I've checked permissions and ownership and they are ok.
Did you restart your cups-server? After restart you should be able to configure your printer via http://localhost:631
No, I hadn't restarted CUPS (I wish I could blame that on lack of coffee but truthfully this didn't even occur to me). After doing that the PPD shows up as expected. Many thanks!