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Writing an email or letter to the hardware company may not do much good but at least they will know of your displeasure with their product and company. But had to use HLDW model number at step 5 above and printer is now working correctly. There is no HL driver but with the hl you can print dpi pages and even choose ink saving modes! Set up needs to be done manually parallel port, haven’t tested usb , but works brilliantly with supplied ppd file included in ubuntu install. After connecting the printer to the computer via a parallel cable and turning both on, from the Ubuntu desktop open a browser and go to:. If you choose long edge it flips on short edge, if you choose short edge it flips on long edge.

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How-to Easy Install the Brother HL Printer Driver on Ubuntu Linux

Partners Support Community Ubuntu. Not familiar with brother printers, but have a look at your cups server settings Open Source and Linux Forums and see if the printer is using the cups server. Used the brkther 1. I had NOT downloaded both of the files, as I didn’t realize that both were needed until I went back and read more on the Brother site, where, if it was explicitly stated that both were needed somewhere other than being implied in the installation instructions, I nrother it.


See forums to solve that. For printer, use Ubuntu already included driver.

Select “Brother” from the drop down “Manufacturer” menu. Auto-discovered device on network. The driver shipped with Ubuntu works.

The directory location varies depending on your Linux distribution. Margins are a bit on the small side though. So I got it to work by downloading all the following drivers: Now you have printer installed.

Initially scanner only works if xsane is run as root sudo xsane.

Printer and scanner both works fine after this. Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time. Follow the installation screen directions.

Unfortunately, ubnutu is not common You can try complaining to them. This is a picture of how everything is set up right now: Setup is automatic with Edgy-Gutsy. I am attempting to install a Brother HL laser printer on Ubuntu.

Ubuntu did not recognize the printer, so I used the prompts as follows:. Following the download, the following entry appeared among the Brother models listed: Ask Ubuntu works best with JavaScript enabled.


HardwareSupportComponentsPrintersBrother last edited Unfortunately, I have been unable to print a test page.

MFCC from Brother or from synaptic. They both work great, though they have a smallish print area roughly half-inch margins on each edge.

I think this resolves ubjntu problem;however, more experienced users may wish to leave additional comments or corrections of the proceedure I followed. I am looking at instructions for obtainig CUPS, so I will try installing it; however, any guidance as to how I should proceed would be most welcome.

drivers – Setting up Brother HL printer – Ask Ubuntu

Tried for a few hours but I couldn’t get it working. Works perfecly in i LPT 1 from the drop down menu. Ubuntu did not brothrr the printer, so I used the prompts as follows: Driver from Brother or Multiverse.

Click the forward button to move to the Step 2 of 3 window.