Brother HL-5140

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Introduction

This is a small tutorial to make the Brother HL-5140 printer work on Arch Linux. If you previously tried to install the printer in CUPS, remove it.

Gutenprint drivers

To install the required software and drivers, type:

# pacman -S cups gutenprint ghostscript

Next configure cups to allow access to the web interface for relevent users:

A user-name and password will be required when administering the printer in the web interface, such as: adding or removing printers, stopping print tasks, etc. The default user-name is the one assigned in the sys group, or root (change this by editing /etc/cups/cupsd.conf in the line of SystemGroup). (Source)

Then blacklist the usblp kernel module. See Kernel_modules#Blacklisting for instructions.

Now turn on and plug in the printer. Then start the cups deamon.

Now go to http://localhost:631

  • Go to Administration
  • Click 'Add Printer'
  • Select the printer (which should be listed under 'Local Printers' and click 'Continue'
  • Configure the name, description, location and sharing.
  • Select 'Brother' as the printer make
  • Select 'Brother HL-5140 - CUPS+Gutenprint vX.X.X (xx)' and then click 'Add Printer'
  • Finish by configuring any settings

The printer should work fine now.