And now it works. Works perfecly in i After months of trying and working with brother technical support have yielded little success. Derek Yawder 11 2. Instructions on how to get C Shell can be found Here.

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The driver installation will start.

I had NOT downloaded both of the files, as I didn’t realize that both were needed until I went back and read more on the Brother site, where, if it was explicitly stated that both were needed somewhere other than being implied in the installation instructions, I missed it.

LPT 1 from the drop down menu.

MichaelRHead – I have two of these. The driver shipped with Ubuntu works. Again, click on the download button for the appropriate printer model, and allow the download to be ho-2040 by the default Ubantu program rather than save the file to disk.

Brkther up needs to be done manually parallel port, haven’t tested usbbut works brilliantly with supplied ppd file included in ubuntu install. Thanks to those with knowledge who make the time to share it with us, the needy. Not yl-2040 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.


Hardware companies create drivers for Windows but not for Linux.

drivers – Setting up Brother HL printer – Ask Ubuntu

Get superuser authorization with the “su” command or “sudo su” command. Print a test page from the properties window to check the instllation. Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead? Myself, I won’t purchase any printer or bbrother unless there is solid Linux support. 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: Try to download Generic LPR printer driver – deb package 3.

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 You said you downloaded the official driver from Brother. Please try to explain exactly what Step 5 is, or where you’re having trouble.

Derek Yawder 11 2. Unfortunately, that is not common Please wait until brothdr is complete. But had to use HLDW model number at step 5 above and printer is now working correctly.


Brother have released an official driver for this printer bfother install LPR driver first, then the cupswrapper one. Used drivers and config recommendation of Brother.

Printer Drivers

This is a fantastic printer for Linux users. Drivers from Brother Japan. Small files can be printed but documents of any significant size such as those created by browsers Firefox or epiphany cause the printer to lock up. MFCC from Brother or from synaptic.

Installing Brother HL-2040 on Ubuntu

Works except scanner only as root. You’re right, it prints, but doesn’t look that good. Ubuntu drivers downloaded from the brother site and installed. Works perfecly in i I’m not sure what machine name is supposed to be. Ask Ubuntu works hl-22040 with JavaScript enabled.