Difference between revisions of "Brother HL-2030"

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==Drivers==
 
==Drivers==
  
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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This printer works with several different drivers. See [http://www.openprinting.org/printer/Brother/Brother-HL-2030 openprinting.org] for a full list. Note that most drivers here also should work for the Brother HL-2035 printer.
  
 
===Foomatic drivers===
 
===Foomatic drivers===
 
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[[Install]] the {{pkg|foomatic-db}} and {{pkg|foomatic-db-engine}} packages.
This method also works with the Brother HL-2035 printer.
 
 
 
To install the required software and drivers: {{pkg|cups}}, {{pkg|a2ps}}, {{pkg|foomatic-db}} and {{pkg|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===
 
===Driver from openprinting.org===

Revision as of 20:24, 10 September 2015


Drivers

This printer works with several different drivers. See openprinting.org for a full list. Note that most drivers here also should work for the Brother HL-2035 printer.

Foomatic drivers

Install the foomatic-db and foomatic-db-engine packages.

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.