Brother HL-2270DW

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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
    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.