HardwareSupportComponentsPrintersBrother

Tested

Printers have been tested on a currently supported version of Ubuntu.

Make

Model

PPD/Driver

Supported

Works?

Ubuntu Version

Comments

Last Updated

Brother

DCP-115C

MFC-210C from Brother or from synaptic

No

Yes

v10.04 (Lucid)

Use brscan2 from Brother for scanner - follow all instructions there. MFC210C from Brother OR from synaptic work (synaptic is easier)

2010-Jul-20

Brother

DCP-135C

drivers from Brother

No

Yes

v10.04 (Lucid)

Follow carefully instructions at Brother site. Both printer and scanner work perfectly .

2010-Jul-14

Brother

DCP-145C

drivers from Brother

No

Yes

v8.04.4 (Hardy), v8.10 (Intrepid), v9.04 (Jaunty)

Follow carefully instructions at Brother site. Or search for 'dummies' guides. Works except scanner only as root. It works like a gem when solved.

2009-Apr-28

Brother

DCP-197C

drivers from Brother

No

Yes

v12.04 (Precise)

Brother have released an official driver for this printer - install LPR driver first, then the cupswrapper one. ia32-libs may be required for 64 bit machines. Scanner also works fine using brscan3 driver; the driver also needs activating. In Ubuntu 11.10/12.04, this is also necessary to get the scanner working.Printer and scanner both works fine after this.

2012-Apr-29

Brother

DCP-1000

Official LPR ver 1.1.2-1, Cupswrapper ver 1.0.2-1 drivers

Yes

Yes

v8.04.4 (Hardy)

Followed Brother instructions, needed to mkdir /usr/share/cups/DCP1000 and mkdir /var/spool/lpd/DCP1000

2009-Mar-06

Brother

DCP-7010

Driver from Brother or Multiverse

Yes

Yes

v8.04.4 (Hardy), v10.04 (Lucid)

Use recomendations and drivers from Brother. Create symlinks "sudo ln -s /etc/init.d/cupsys /etc/init.d/cups" "sudo ln -s /etc/init.d/cupsys /etc/init.d/lpd " and dir /usr/share/cups/model. Download into a directory 2 deb files. Chdir in it. Install packages by "sudo dpkg -i brdcp7010lpr-2.0.1-1.i386.deb" and "sudo dpkg -i cupswrapperDCP7010-2.0.1-2.i386.deb". Now you have printer installed

2010-Apr-10

Brother

DCP-9010CN

Included in Ubuntu

Yes

Yes

v11.04 (natty), v11.10 (oneiric)

For printer, use Ubuntu already included driver. For scanner use brscan3 from Brother website, install brscan3 and scan-key-tool. launch scan-key-tool at start-up. Register using the following $ sudo brsaneconfig3 -a name=NAME model=DCP-9010CN ip=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx $ brsaneconfig3 -q (to show your DCP). Then launch simple-scan & scan $ simple-scan Read documentation for more details Brother

2012-Mar-15

Brother

HL-2030

hl1250.ppd

Yes

Yes

v8.10 (Intrepid), v9.04 (Jaunty)

Installed as the HL-2060, seems to work ok. Automatically identified as HL-2030 in 8.10.

?

Brother

HL-2035

hl1250.ppd

Yes

Yes

v10.04 Lucid v10.10 Maverick v11.04 Natty

Autoconfigured as "HL-2030-series" when you first attach it. Works well.

2011-May-09

Brother

HL-2040

hl1250.ppd

Y

Y

v10.04 (Lucid)

Works 100% with Foomatic ppd as well as HL-1250.ppd. Setup is automatic with Edgy-Gutsy. Detected as "Brother HL-2040 series" and default driver is "Brother HL-2060 Foomatic/hl1250"

2010-Sep-30

Brother

HL-2150N

Drivers from Brother

Yes

Yes

v9.04 (Jaunty), v10.04 (Lucid)

Used drivers and config recommendations of Brother. Auto-discovered the driver by CUPS (v1.3.x) as a "Brother HL-2170W" (as the recommended driver), instead of the expected HL-2150N. These two related models seem to have the same firmware installed. Smooth printing. Works both at the USB port or with LAN Ethernet. Lucid: Drivers were installed according to provided instructions (additionally: tcsh was installed and /usr/share/cups/model/ was manually created). The add printer wizard auto-discovered the printer via DNS-SD using the HL-2140 Foomatic/hpijs-pcl5e driver. USB connectivity was not tested.

2010-Jul-19

Brother

HL-2170W

Drivers from Brother

Yes

Yes

v9.04 (Jaunty)

Used drivers and config recommendation of Brother. The printer and driver can also be found by means of CUPS (v1.3.x) all by itself, i.e. it's basically Plug and Play. This particular laserjet is the Wifi enabled cousin of the above mentioned model HL-2150N. Smooth printing. Works both at the USB port or with LAN Ethernet or by means of WiFi. Memory: 32 Mb RAM. More suitable for HQ 1200 dpi printing of large, complex PDF-jobs.

2009-Sep-03

Brother

HL-5730DW

Drivers from Brother

Yes

Yes

v8.04.4 (Hardy), v8.10 (Intrepid), v9.04 (Jaunty)

Using the proper drivers (found at : http://solutions.brother.com/linux/en_us/index.html ), works flawless on USB, Ethernet and WiFi. The only glitch : BEWARE Duplex printing logic is inversed : If you choose long edge it flips on short edge, if you choose short edge it flips on long edge. If you're going to pool the printer, this might become an issue (As of today, Brother has acknowledged the bug report, might change over time...), if not, quite easy to live with it !!!

2009-Jun-05

Brother

MFC-930CDN

Drivers from Brother Japan (.deb for lpr and cups)

Yes

Yes

v8.10 (Intrepid)

Installed LPR, then CUPS wrapper. Auto-discovered device on network. (Needed "--force-architecture" as the debs are only for 23bit).

2009-Mar-30

Brother

MFC-640CW

MFC-210C from Brother

Yes

Yes

v9.04 (Jaunty)

Install the drivers from the Brother website. Link points drivers to MFC-210CN. Printer and scanner functions work fine

2009-Jun-12

Brother

MFC-5840CN

LPR, Cupswrapper and Scanner driver.

Yes

Yes

v8.04.4 (Hardy)

Followed Brother instructions, no prob

2008-Sep-03

Brother

MFC-6490CW

LPR, Cupswrapper and Scanner driver.

Yes

Yes

v8.04.4 (Hardy)

Followed Brother instructions, no prob

2008-Oct-06

Brother

MFC-J6520DW

LPR, Cupswrapper and Scanner driver.

Yes

Yes

v12.04.4

Followed Brother instructions, no prob

2014-Oct-18

Brother

MFC-5440CN

Official Brother LPR ver 1.0.2-1, Cupswrapper ver 1.0.2-3 drivers

Yes

Yes

v8.04.4 (Hardy)

Followed Brother instructions, needed to mkdir /usr/share/cups/MFC5440CN and mkdir /var/spool/lpd/MFC5440CN, needed to install C-shell first

2009-Mar-06

Brother

DCP-8065DN

Official Brother drivers

Yes

Yes

v10.4 (Lucid)

Prints just fine over the network.

2010-Sep-11

Needs Retesting

The following printers were tested on Ubuntu versions that have since reached EOL*. They need testing on a currently supported version of Ubuntu. Please test and move the results to the table above.

Make

Model

PPD/Driver

Supported

Works?

Ubuntu Version

Comments

Last Updated

Brother

DCP-350C

dcp350clpr, dcp350ccupswrapper, brscan2 from brother site

No

Yes

v7.10 (Gutsy)

Printing and scanning works well. Instructions at Brother, chose Debian drivers. Note: Before installing lpr driver do sudo mkdir /var/spool/lpd. Initially scanner only works if xsane is run as root (sudo xsane). See forums to solve that.

2008-Apr-28

Brother

DCP-7025

PPD from driver-CD is shipped with Ubuntu

Yes

Yes

v6.10 (Edgy)

The driver shipped with Ubuntu works. Brother also offers a "CUPS-Wrapper" driver which seems to work, too.

2006-Nov-17

Brother

FAX4100

MFC-8300

No

Yes

v5.04 (Hoary)

Not detected. Connected via USB. Use System, Administration, Printing, Click on New Printer Icon, Choose matching one, save

2005-May-25

Brother

HL-730

hl7x0

Yes

Yes

v5.04 (Hoary)

Not detected (Parallel connect) Does not work correctly (prints half pages and crashes printer) in x86_64. Works perfecly in i386

2005-Sep-07

Brother

HL-1030

hl1250.ppd

Yes

Yes

v5.04 (Hoary)

There is no HL1030 driver but with the hl1250 you can print 600dpi pages and even choose ink saving modes! Margins are a bit on the small side though.

2005-Sep-09

Brother

HL-1240

hl1250.ppd

Yes

Yes

v5.10 (Breezy)

Margins are slightly off.

2005-Mar-27

Brother

HL-1250

hl1250.ppd

Yes

Yes

v7.04 (Feisty)

100% working via USB

2007-Oct-17

Brother

HL-1440

hl1250.ppd

Yes

Yes

v5.04 (Hoary)

Set up needs to be done manually (parallel port, haven't tested usb), but works brilliantly with supplied ppd file included in ubuntu install. MichaelRHead - I have two of these. They both work great, though they have a smallish print area (roughly half-inch margins on each edge)

2005-Sep-09

Brother

HL-1450

Yes

v6.06 (Dapper)

Detected

2006-Sep-08

Brother

HL-2070N (may appear as HL2070N, as opposed to HL-2070N in driver list)

hl1250.ppd

Yes

Yes

v6.10 (Edgy)

Bro's d/l old Debian setup requires 2x manual dpkg after "sudo ln -s /etc/init.d/cupsys /etc/init.d/cups", Bro's setup assumes USB. Set up on network by http to DHCP address of printer (go to your router web page look at attached devices).

2005-Sep-22

Brother

HL-2400CeN

hl1250.ppd

?

Yes

v7.04 (Feisty)

2007-Jul-11

Brother

HL-5150D

BR5150_2.ppd

Yes

Yes

?

ppd file on CD needs to be copied to system for duplex support. HL-5170 is same with more RAM and ethernet built-in | I have tried this, but no luck in duplex at all, standard printing problematic, depending on program/driver. - HiddeBrugmans

?

Brother

HL-5150D

.ppd

Yes

Yes

v5.04 (Hoary)

Originally made to work with ppd from Brother's website under 5.04, worked when upgraded to 5.10

2006-Mar-12

Brother

HL-5170DN

BR5170_2.ppd

No

No

v5.04 (Hoary)

ppd file on CD must be installed. After months of trying and working with brother technical support have yielded little success. Small files can be printed but documents of any significant size such as those created by browsers (Firefox or epiphany) cause the printer to lock up. - EricSJohansson / On the contrary, the printer works perfectly with the hpijs driver, which also supports duplex printing. This is a fantastic printer for Linux users. - ScottGranneman / I have the printer hooked up to the parallel port on my machine. Using printer_port: Parallel Port #1(EPSON) and HL-5170DN-BR-Script3 as the model I am able to get it to work. It has to be Parallel Port #1(EPSON), the other two Parallel port options do not work. -RexHuston

2005-Dec-10

Brother

MFC-210C

lpr & cups wrapper driver from Brother

No

Partial

v6.10 (Edgy)

Brother also provides Sane scanner and PC-FAX drivers as well. *IMPORTANT* Brother's packages require the C Shell to successfully install. Instructions on how to get C Shell can be found Here.

2007-Feb-6

Brother

MFC-420CN

brmfc420cn_cups.ppd

No

Yes

v5.10 (Breezy)

Both printer and scanner in this multi-function device work well. See [PrintersBrotherMfc420cn] for a detailed HOWTO

2006-Jun-06

Brother

MFC-5440CN

Drivers from Brother

No

No

v6.10 (Edgy)

Used the version 1.0.2-1 of the LPR driver and 1.0.0-1 of the CUPs wrapper. The LPR driver seemed to install okay, the cups wrapper failed with a couple of errors. Tried for a few hours but I couldn't get it working.

2006-Nov-07

Brother

MFC-7820N

Use Brother provided "Brother MFC7820N for CUPS"

Y

Y

Gutsy (7.10)

Works 100% with Brother drivers. Foomatic print driver has speed issue & graphics issue. See link.

2007-Dec-15

Brother

MFC-8460N

?

?

?

v6.10 (Edgy)

?

2007-Mar-01

Brother

MFC-9160

MFC-9050 hl7x0

No

Restricted

v5.04 (Hoary)

Small parts do not get printed because they are situated out of the print area. Sufficient for home use, however.

2005-Aug-19

Brother

MFC-665CW

Lpr and Cupswrapper drivers from Brother

Yes

Yes

v7.04 (Feisty)

Seems to be important to install the lpr driver first and then the Cupswrapper driver - after that all works fine with the printer setup as a network printer with an ip address.

2007-Apr-23

Brother

MFC-8840D

Selected from Printing configuration delivered

Yes

Yes

v7.10 (Gutsy)

Selected printer New Printer wizard, automatically found networked printer. Enabled duplex. Perfect

2007-Oct-25

Brother

DCP-770CW

cupswrapper, sane driver and LPR driver from brother site

Yes

Yes

v7.10 (Gutsy)

Ubuntu drivers downloaded from the brother site and installed. network, usb, wireless, installation guide on brother site. Enabled duplex. Perfect

2008-Mar-5

* v6.06 LTS Desktop has reached EOL, v6.06 LTS Server has not as of this writing.

Additional information

Brother linux drivers website

There is an effort to package Brother drivers in Ubuntu - see BrotherDriverPackaging


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