View Full Version : [lubuntu] how to install a printer HL2030 from Brother with USB interface

February 8th, 2015, 06:37 PM
I am totally new to lubuntu an want to install a Brother printer, HL2030.
The thread "Installing Brother Priners and Scanners Just Got Easier (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2246878)" looks convenient but the type HL2030 is not supported there.

In the Systems menu I selected "add a printer".
Then I had the choice between parallel or serial interface or network interface. But the printer has only a USB interface. Also the laptop has only a USB interface.
So I tried "parallel" hoping that this can be changed later.
Next an equipment URI shall be input.
I have no idea about a suitable URI so I tried both of the two example URI's (ipp://cups-server/printers/printer-queue and
After that I could select Brother HL2030 and was happy.
But trying to print the test page resulted in error messages:
With ipp://cups-server/... "unable to locate printer "cups-server" "
With ipp://printer.... "unable to get printer status"

I guess that I need a special URI for the USB interface.
Who can tell me that URI or what else is wrong with my procedure for installation?

a frustrated Niko

Rex Bouwense
February 8th, 2015, 08:00 PM
USB stands for Universal Serial Bus. You do not have a parallel connection.
Try here http://support.brother.com/g/b/productsearch.aspx?c=us&lang=en
to find your printer.

Does this help?