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. Used the version 1. Both printer and scanner in this multi-function device work well. Use brscan2 from Brother for scanner – follow all instructions there. The driver shipped with Ubuntu works. People arent going to click links to find the instructions you were trying to use, it’s best to include here, so people don’t have to search for how to help you.
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Drivers from Brother Japan. Was this driver made for Linux?
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: I tried downloading the driver from here as well: Using the proper drivers found at: Or search for ‘dummies’ guides.
For printer, use Ubuntu already included driver. Unfortunately, I have been unable to print a test page. Works except scanner only as root.
The time now is LPT 1 from the drop down menu. Used drivers and config recommendation of Brother.
Printer: Brother HL | OpenPrinting – The Linux Foundation
See forums to solve that.
Installing Brother HL-2040 on Ubuntu
Download hl2040 from this link. Both printer and scanner work perfectly. 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. Tested Printers have been tested on a currently supported version of Ubuntu.
Used drivers and config recommendations of Brother. For high-volume printing, I would suggest a pure Postscript printer. Ubuntu did not recognize the printer, so I used the prompts ubunth follows:. Instructions on how to get C Shell can be found Here. MichaelRHead – I have two of these. Open a terminal window and go to the directory you downloaded the file to in the last step.
The remaining hardware companies don’t make Linux drivers and won’t share the source code so that Linux users that can write code would be able to write decent drivers. You said you downloaded the official driver from Brother.
Two-sided Printing not avail. for Brother HL
Auto-discovered device on network. No assignee Edit question Solved by: These two related models seem to have the same firmware installed.
MFCC from Brother or from synaptic. If it brkther and your double sided printing option is grayed out then Brother probably did not enable that option in their driver.
Now you have printer installed. All times are GMT.