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So I got it to work by downloading all the following drivers: Download driver from this link. Automatically identified as HL in 8. They both work great, though they have a smallish print area roughly half-inch margins on each edge Sep Brother HL Yes v6. In the Step 1 of 3 window, tick the “Printer Type” radio button for:

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Question # : Questions : hal package : Ubuntu

Use recomendations and drivers from Brother. Tried for a few hours but I couldn’t get it working. Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.

Tested Printers have been tested on a currently supported version of Ubuntu. You said you downloaded the official driver from Brother.

Printer: Brother HL | OpenPrinting – The Linux Foundation

Follow the installation screen directions. For printer, use Ubuntu already included driver. Auto-discovered device on network.

The remaining hardware companies don’t make Linux drivers and won’t share the source code so that Linux users hl-2004 can write code would be able to write decent drivers.


Instructions on how to get C Shell can be found Here. I had similar problem with gl-2040 Margins are a bit on the small side though. If it was and your double sided printing option is grayed out then Brother probably did not enable that option in their driver.

English Edit question Status: No assignee Edit question Solved by: For high-volume printing, I would suggest a pure Postscript printer. Here is the proceedure that worked: Setup is automatic with Edgy-Gutsy. Brother have released an official jl-2040 for this printer – install LPR driver first, then the cupswrapper one. Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead?

Automatically identified as HL in 8. This particular laserjet is the Wifi enabled cousin of brothfr above mentioned model HLN. LPT 1 from the drop down menu.

Installing Brother HL-2040 on Ubuntu

Sufficient for home use, however. I’m using Ubuntu Auto-discovered the driver by CUPS v1. Open a terminal window and go to the directory you downloaded the hl-200 to in the last step. Small parts do not get printed because they are situated out of the print area.


There is no HL driver but with the hl you can print dpi pages brothe even choose ink saving modes! The install process may take some time. Printer and scanner functions work fine. Ubuntu did not recognize the printer, so I used the prompts as follows: Selected printer New Printer wizard, automatically found networked printer.

If you’re going to pool the printer, this might become an issue As of today, Brother has acknowledged the bug report, might change over time USB connectivity was not tested. Follow carefully instructions at Brother site. 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:.


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