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Working Configuration

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Working Configuration:

  • Printer: Brother MFC 8880 DN
  • System:
  • 3.17.7-gentoo :-)
  • default/linux/amd64/13.0/no-emul-linux-x86/desktop/gnome/systemd
  • net-print/cups-1.7.5
  • Driver: Files
  • mfc8880dnlpr-2.0.3-1.i386.rpm
  • cupswrapperMFC8880DN-2.0.4-1.i386.rpm

Perfect, as usual with GENTOO ... — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Trenzinger (talkcontribs)

DCP-1610W Series

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  • Tested for Brother DCP-1612WR
  • System: Linux 4.9.34-gentoo
  • CUPS 2.0.1

Driver files:

- dcp1610wlpr-3.0.1-1.i386.rpm
- dcp1610wcupswrapper-3.0.1-1.i386.rpm

1. Unpack rpm packages to wlpr and cupswrapper
2. Run following commands:

mkdir -p "/usr/libexec/cups/filter"
mkdir -p "/usr/share/cups/model/Brother"
cp -r wlpr/opt /
cp -r wlpr/var /
cp cupswrapper/brother_lpdwrapper_DCP1610W /usr/libexec/cups/filter/
cp cupswrapper/brother-DCP1610W-cups-en.ppd /usr/share/cups/model/Brother/

3. Configure your printer via CUPs interface

Generic driver instructions not compatible with multilib?

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I notice that the Generic LPR printer driver on AMD64 section holds instructions on manually deploying Is this needed? Shouldn't this be automatically covered by multilib profiles?

I've made some slight changes already on the section to use /usr/local/{lib,lib32} rather than /lib and /lib32 but I'm still not convinced the documented approach is the correct one.

--SwifT (talk) 12:24, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

Maybe that section is meant to describe a solution especially for a non-multilib profile? But I am not sure about the authors real intention. --Charles17 (talk) 15:31, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

Hello! I am the one who added these instructions to help people who don't have or are unable to set up multilib. It's a bit of a hack, but I had to quickly deploy two new Brother printers on two Gentoo systems where multilib wasn't an option. Feel free to modify as you like. Cheers, Nick (

Nick's admission wrapped this one up years ago. --Davidbryant (talk) 19:46, 8 August 2020 (UTC)

Use the opensource brlaser driver for the Brother printers below

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I'd like to recommend to use the Brother brlaser printer driver for the models below, as it works much more stable for me than the default driver shipped by Brother. It's in the main portage repository too as ~amd64, but works flawlessly compared to this proprietary piece of bloat.

- Brother DCP-1510 series
- Brother DCP-1600 series
- Brother DCP-7030
- Brother DCP-7040
- Brother DCP-7055
- Brother DCP-7055W
- Brother DCP-7060D
- Brother DCP-7065DN
- Brother DCP-7080
- Brother DCP-L2500D series
- Brother DCP-L2520D series
- Brother DCP-L2540DW series
- Brother HL-1110 series
- Brother HL-1200 series
- Brother HL-2030 series
- Brother HL-2140 series
- Brother HL-2220 series
- Brother HL-2270DW series
- Brother HL-5030 series
- Brother HL-L2300D series
- Brother HL-L2320D series
- Brother HL-L2340D series
- Brother HL-L2360D series
- Brother MFC-1910W
- Brother MFC-7240
- Brother MFC-7360N
- Brother MFC-7365DN
- Brother MFC-7840W
- Brother MFC-L2710DW series
- Lenovo M7605D

--Nvaert1986 (talk) 23:39, 14 October 2019 (UTC+2)

Information has been added to the article. Please review and adjust if necessary. Also a redirect brlaser has been created to be found by the package webpage. Charles17 (talk) 07:47, 16 October 2019 (UTC)