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=Introduction=
 
This is a small tutorial to make the printer Brother HL-2170w (and the HL-2140) work on Arch. If you previously tried to install the printer in CUPS, remove it.
 
 
 
This printer will work a few different ways; with foomatic, with the HP PCL6 Driver, or with cupswrapper. For further info on cupswrapper please see the [[Brother_MFC-440CN]] guide.
 
 
 
=Using the foomatic/pxlmono Driver=
 
''This is the prefered method.''
 
 
 
# Install cups and foomatic <pre># pacman -Sy cups foomatic-db foomatic-filters foomatic-db-ppd</pre>
 
# Edit your [[rc.conf]] to start cups on boot: <pre>DAEMONS=(syslog-ng network netfs cups crond)</pre>
 
# Open a web browser to [http://localhost:631/ http://localhost:631/]
 
# Click the Add Printer Button (fill out the form) (Click Continue)
 
# Pick the Brother HL-2170 from the 'Device:' dropdown menu (Click Continue)
 
# Pick the 'Brother HL-2170W Foomatic/pxlmono (en)' (Click Add Device)
 
# Configure any other options for your printer
 
# Click on the Printers tab and print a test page.
 
 
 
=Using the HP PCL6 Driver=
 
''Please bear in mind this driver is not that great, but it works. Use the Foomatic/pxlmono method above.''
 
 
 
# First install cups: <pre># pacman -S cups</pre>
 
# Edit your rc.conf to start cups on boot: <pre>DAEMONS=(syslog-ng network netfs cups crond)</pre>
 
# Start cups: <pre># /etc/rc.d/cups start</pre>
 
# Open a web browser to [http://localhost:631/ http://localhost:631/]
 
# Click the Add Printer Button (fill out the form) (click Continue)
 
# Select Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) from the drop down menu (click Continue)
 
# In the Device URI field add the following line: <pre>http://printer:631/ipp/port1</pre> Where printer is the IP address or DNS name of your printer (click Continue)
 
# Select "HP" under Make (click Continue)
 
# Select HP LaserJet Series PCL 6 CUPS (en) (click Add Printer)
 
 
 
=Using Brothers cupswrapper=
 
''I have had nothing but problems with this under Arch. It works, but only in A4. There is no way to configure paper size that I can find. The cupswrapper uses a binary blob to compile your printers profile, and statically links to directories common to Debian. Sorry that I cannot be more specific, it has been a while since I used it as a driver.''
 

Latest revision as of 03:42, 17 September 2015