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    Jan 2005
    Ubuntu 6.06

    HOWTO: Set up your Brother Laser printer


    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=""]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:
    dpkg -i brhl2030lpr_1.1.2-3_i386.deb
    (the name may change for your model)

    4) STOP! Now we don't install the cups wrapper, but we do the following first:
    ln -s /etc/init.d/cupsys /etc/init.d/cups
    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)

    5) Now install the cups wrapper:
    dpkg -i cupswrapperhl2030_1.0.0-1_i386.deb
    (may again be differently named depending on your printer model)

    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

    Best regards,
    Last edited by ember; January 31st, 2006 at 02:02 AM.


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