BTW I also see that Brother release the source code. Print a test page. Post as a guest Name. Download brprinterinstaller Open terminal and navigate to downloaded file then untar it see link instructions Run bash linux-brprinter-installer Select “Brother” if not already selected and then click ” Forward “. It sounds like you are not putting the printer model at the end of the command line.

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The tool will be downloaded into the default “Downloads” directory. You’re amazing Bucky Ball.

I shut the printer off to stop it, but that was a mistake. Having a problem logging ubunt Please see our privacy policy. Nominated for Jaunty by Andrew Cranwell. Once complete, open ‘Printers’ and delete any you have created there then ‘Add’. Then the printer will simply work with Ubuntu.

How to install the Printer Brother HL-2140

Yeah, the HL definitely didn’t go so well. Review your brotheer Linux distribution. Here it is in point form. There is a new driver specific to the HL is available on the Brother website, so it is no longer necessary to use a work-around driver for another model. But I’d be grateful for help with the printer first. Sorry for my bad english. You must navigate to the directory you have downloaded the script to.



Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. Ignore all the prompts, hit cancel, etc. OpenPrinting forums voluntary Max. Yes, the script from the page you linked doesn’t appear to accept that model of printer as an option, even though that page suggests that it should.

[SOLVED] Brother HL Printer Setup

Read the instructions on that link carefully. PrinzLangweilig bln-schade wrote on I’ve had very good luck using Brother’s installer script. Double click on the Brother printer to open properties. Confirm the model name. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.

Nothing will happen until you do. That infinite loop, or one page per character, or whatever it is doing is a killer.

The install directions pop up after you accept the EULA to download. It’s a different device. I now have a page jammed that will not come out without some kind of disassembly. Now you can enjoy your Brother printer while you’re growing your hair back!


Email Required, but never shown. Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? BTW I also see that Brother release the source code. Please post the exact line you are using to try and get brprinter to run. Again, Mandriva just seems to “work” in most cases, no ubnutu blah”, or “chmod this file”, or even “sudo run this or that command”