so today I bought a nice new laser printer for my home office, namely a Brother 2030. This neat device is supported well by Linux as Brother provides drivers as well as a tutorial (they even provide .debs). So generally speaking, this is an A+ device for Linux, yet there are some glitches.
So here's a 7 step tutorial to setting up your printer, mainly taken from [URL="http://solutions.brother.com/linux/sol/printer/linux/cups_wrapper_install3.html#printset"]here/URL]:
1) Download the right .deb for your model (LPR driver) here.
2) Download the right .deb for your model (CUPS wrapper) here.
3) Open a terminal and become root (or use sudo in front of all following commands):
3) Install the LPR driver first with:
(the name may change for your model)
dpkg -i brhl2030lpr_1.1.2-3_i386.deb
4) STOP! Now we don't install the cups wrapper, but we do the following first:
Apparently the Brother developers were mistaken about the name of cups, because it differs in Debian from other distributions (i.e. it is named cupsys instead of cups)
ln -s /etc/init.d/cupsys /etc/init.d/cups
5) Now install the cups wrapper:
(may again be differently named depending on your printer model)
dpkg -i cupswrapperhl2030_1.0.0-1_i386.deb
6) Open a browser and go to http://localhost:631/. You should find your printer there and you can configure it's every option.
7) Have fun, print fast and enjoy yourself