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Extract those rpm
 
Extract those rpm
  $ rpmextract cupswrapperHL2270DW-2.0.4-2.i386.rpm
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  $ rpmextract.sh cupswrapperHL2270DW-2.0.4-2.i386.rpm
  $ rpmextract hl2270dwlpr-2.1.0-1.i386.rpm
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  $ rpmextract.sh hl2270dwlpr-2.1.0-1.i386.rpm
  
 
Copy files into {{ic|/usr/local}}
 
Copy files into {{ic|/usr/local}}
 
  $ sudo cp -R ./usr/local/Brother /usr/local
 
  $ sudo cp -R ./usr/local/Brother /usr/local
  
Use this PPD and cups filter, extracted from Brother installation script
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Execute the script from the cupswrapper package to create the PPD and filter files
  $ wget https://raw.github.com/bvanheu/brother/master/HL2270DW/HL2270.PPD
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  $ ./usr/local/Brother/Printer/HL2270DW/cupswrapper/cupswrapperHL2270DW-2.0.4
$ wget https://raw.github.com/bvanheu/brother/master/HL2270DW/brlpdwrapperHL2270DW
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$ chmod +x brlpdwrapperHL2270DW
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$ sudo cp brlpdwrapperHL2270DW /usr/lib/cups/filter/
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$ sudo cp HL2270.PPD /usr/share/cups/model/
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==Setup printer and CUPS==
 
==Setup printer and CUPS==
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==Troubleshooting==
 
==Troubleshooting==
  
===If you're margins are off you can try to use the Brother HL-2170W.===
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=== 64 bit system===
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If you are running a pure 64 bit system, then you may see this debug message in the CUPS error log file:
  
# [[ http://www.openprinting.org/printer/Brother/Brother-HL-2170W | Click here to download the PPD file for the brother HL 2170W ]]
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''/usr/lib/cups/filter/brlpdwrapperHL2270DW: line 141: /usr/local/Brother/Printer/HL2270DW/cupswrapper/brcupsconfig4: No such file or directory''
# [[ https://www.archlinux.org/packages/?name=hplip Install hplip ]]
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    sudo pacman -S hplip
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This occurs because ''brcupsconfig4'' needs package '''lib32-glibc'''
# Go to cups->administration->manage printers. Select your printer. Then in the administration dropdown select 'modify printer'.
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# pacman -S lib32-glibc
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If you installed lib32-glibc afterwards, then you may have to copy the file ''brlpdwrapperHL2270DW'' manually to ''/usr/lib/cups/filter/''.
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===Margins are off===
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If your margins are off, you can try to use the Brother HL-2170W.
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# [http://www.openprinting.org/printer/Brother/Brother-HL-2170W Click here to download the PPD file for the Brother HL-2170W]
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# Install {{pkg|hplip}}
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# Go to CUPS->administration->manage printers. Select your printer. Then in the administration drop-down select 'modify printer'.
 
# Once you get to the Menu asking you to select your printer, click on "select another make/manufacturer".  Next click on the "choose file" button.  
 
# Once you get to the Menu asking you to select your printer, click on "select another make/manufacturer".  Next click on the "choose file" button.  
 
# Select Brother-HL-2170W-hpijs-pcl5e.ppd
 
# Select Brother-HL-2170W-hpijs-pcl5e.ppd

Revision as of 06:38, 27 October 2013

This is a short tutorial on installing the Brother HL-2270DW printer with CUPS on Arch Linux.

Installing printer driver

Install rpmextract from the official repositories.

# pacman -S rpmextract

Download printer driver from the Brother web site

$ mkdir ~/brother && cd ~/brother
$ wget http://www.brother.com/pub/bsc/linux/dlf/cupswrapperHL2270DW-2.0.4-2.i386.rpm
$ wget http://www.brother.com/pub/bsc/linux/dlf/hl2270dwlpr-2.1.0-1.i386.rpm

Extract those rpm

$ rpmextract.sh cupswrapperHL2270DW-2.0.4-2.i386.rpm
$ rpmextract.sh hl2270dwlpr-2.1.0-1.i386.rpm

Copy files into /usr/local

$ sudo cp -R ./usr/local/Brother /usr/local

Execute the script from the cupswrapper package to create the PPD and filter files

$ ./usr/local/Brother/Printer/HL2270DW/cupswrapper/cupswrapperHL2270DW-2.0.4

Setup printer and CUPS

Note: This article details how to setup you printer over a LAN or WLAN connection.

This printer has a web-based interface. To avoid some extra Google queries, the HL-2270DW web interface default username is 'admin' and the default password is 'access'.

It is recommended that you configure the HL-2270DW to have a static IP so that CUPS will always work with it (steps not detailed in this article).

  1. Install CUPS and Foomatic:
    # pacman -S cups a2ps
  2. Start the cups daemon:
    # systemctl start cups
  3. Open a web browser to http://localhost:631/
  4. Click the Add Printer button on the Administration tab.

Using IPP

  1. Select IPP from the list.
  2. In the 'Connection' field, type
    ipp://THE_PRINTER_IP/ipp/port1
  3. In the next form, give the printer a unique name (no spaces and the name be must unique from any identical printers), and select "Brother" from the printer make field.
  4. Select "Brother HL-2270DW for CUPS (en)" from the list of drivers.
  5. Configure the default options on the next page to your liking
    1. Set Duplex to DuplexNoTumble for double-side printing
    2. Set TonerSave to on to enable toner saving

Troubleshooting

64 bit system

If you are running a pure 64 bit system, then you may see this debug message in the CUPS error log file:

/usr/lib/cups/filter/brlpdwrapperHL2270DW: line 141: /usr/local/Brother/Printer/HL2270DW/cupswrapper/brcupsconfig4: No such file or directory

This occurs because brcupsconfig4 needs package lib32-glibc

# pacman -S lib32-glibc

If you installed lib32-glibc afterwards, then you may have to copy the file brlpdwrapperHL2270DW manually to /usr/lib/cups/filter/.

Margins are off

If your margins are off, you can try to use the Brother HL-2170W.

  1. Click here to download the PPD file for the Brother HL-2170W
  2. Install hplip
  3. Go to CUPS->administration->manage printers. Select your printer. Then in the administration drop-down select 'modify printer'.
  4. Once you get to the Menu asking you to select your printer, click on "select another make/manufacturer". Next click on the "choose file" button.
  5. Select Brother-HL-2170W-hpijs-pcl5e.ppd

Some simple reminders

  1. Sometimes if you get simple errors like "spool not ready" or "ipp backend failed", there is a good chance you have to resume the printer by selecting the Maintenance drop down and selecting Resume Printer.