[clug] Brother printers - very Linux friendly [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Roppola, Antti - BRS Antti.Roppola at brs.gov.au
Thu Feb 14 06:31:03 GMT 2008

Hi all,
Someone at a community group I do SysAdmin for went and bought a random
printer and called me in to install it. Fearing the worst, I was
expecting a Windows
only MFD that would be a complete basket case or an up-hill battle at
As it turns out, the Brother 2040 has a bunch of Linux drivers on their
web site, including
a CUPS driver in a .deb that I was able to blat onto an Ubuntu desktop
using dpkg -i. There
was also source tarballs were I so inclined.
I don't know yet how well it works as someone threw the parallel cable
out with the old
printer, but I was very pleasantly surprised by the comprehensive
support on offer.
Very pleased!

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