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===Install via rpm===
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Install {{pkg|rpmextract}} from the [[Official Repositories|official repositories]].
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Revision as of 12:04, 24 February 2014

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

Installing printer driver

There are two methods to install the HL-2270DW printer driver:

  1. Install the brother-hl2270dwAUR package from the aur
  2. Install via rpm obtained from the Brother web site

Install via rpm

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
  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


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.