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[[Category:Printers]]
 
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This is a small tutorial to make the Brother HL-2030 printer work on Arch Linux.
 
  
==Foomatic drivers==
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==Drivers==
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This printer works with several different drivers. See [http://www.openprinting.org/printer/Brother/Brother-HL-2030 openprinting.org] for a full list.
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===Foomatic drivers===
  
 
This method also works with the Brother HL-2035 printer.
 
This method also works with the Brother HL-2035 printer.
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If the printer does not work now, try a different driver for your model (the recommended 'Brother HL-2030 Foomatic/hl1250 (en)' worked fine for me).
 
If the printer does not work now, try a different driver for your model (the recommended 'Brother HL-2030 Foomatic/hl1250 (en)' worked fine for me).
  
==Driver from openprinting.org==
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===Driver from openprinting.org===
 
For using a Brother HL-2030 printer with CUPS, and you are unsuccessful using the foomatic drivers, you might consider using the recommended HL-2030 drivers from openprinting.org. These can be found [http://www.openprinting.org/printer/Brother/Brother-HL-2030 here]. Download the hl1250 file and place it in e.g. {{ic|/usr/share/cups/model/}}.
 
For using a Brother HL-2030 printer with CUPS, and you are unsuccessful using the foomatic drivers, you might consider using the recommended HL-2030 drivers from openprinting.org. These can be found [http://www.openprinting.org/printer/Brother/Brother-HL-2030 here]. Download the hl1250 file and place it in e.g. {{ic|/usr/share/cups/model/}}.
  
 
Configure the CUPS server by the method of your choice and you should be good to go.
 
Configure the CUPS server by the method of your choice and you should be good to go.
  
==Brother drivers==
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===Brother drivers===
 
Alternatively, [[install]] the {{AUR|brother-hl2030}} package.
 
Alternatively, [[install]] the {{AUR|brother-hl2030}} package.

Revision as of 20:21, 10 September 2015


Drivers

This printer works with several different drivers. See openprinting.org for a full list.

Foomatic drivers

This method also works with the Brother HL-2035 printer.

To install the required software and drivers: cups, a2ps, foomatic-db and foomatic-db-engine.

Now go to http://localhost:631

  • Go to Administration
  • Click 'Add Printer'
  • Choose 'Brother HL-2030 series' at 'Local Printers' (if the printer is connected and powered)
  • Select one of the drivers for your model and click 'continue'
  • Configure your printer

If the printer does not work now, try a different driver for your model (the recommended 'Brother HL-2030 Foomatic/hl1250 (en)' worked fine for me).

Driver from openprinting.org

For using a Brother HL-2030 printer with CUPS, and you are unsuccessful using the foomatic drivers, you might consider using the recommended HL-2030 drivers from openprinting.org. These can be found here. Download the hl1250 file and place it in e.g. /usr/share/cups/model/.

Configure the CUPS server by the method of your choice and you should be good to go.

Brother drivers

Alternatively, install the brother-hl2030AUR package.