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Printer model Printer driver Printer? Scanner? Remarks
DCP-J785DW RPMs from Brother web site Works! Works! Connected by USB
DCP-750CW ? Works! Works! No remark
DCP-1610WE ? Works! TBD After WPS configuration printer used Zeroconf instead of DHCP!
DCP-7055W ? Works! Works! No remark
DCP-7070DWR net-print/brother-genml1-bin from brother-overlay Works! Works! Printer works through ipp, but not through lpd protocol. Scanner driver: brscan4
DCP-J100 RPMs from Brother website Works! Works! Scanner driver media-gfx/brother-dcpj100-bin from brother-overlay
DCP-J140W driverless — Alternatively, RPMs from Brother website can be used Works! Works! Please use Brother's Driver Install Tool to install printer and scanner functionality. You can download the install tool here:

Run via [root]# sh linux-brprinter-installer-<version> DCP-J140W

When it asks for DeviceURI, if you have a networked printer, you may have to specify the specific IP address of the printer.

The Brother printer installer script may not properly create /usr/libexec/cups/filters/brlpdwrapperdcpj140w. To get this file, first download the DCP-J140W driver source code from the Brother webpage (the same page that also provides the driver scripts). Then, after you gunzip and tar -xf the file, find the cupswrapperdcpj140w file. Inside that script is a "cat" command that creates brlpdwrapperdcpj140w. Copy and paste that manually to /usr/libexec/cups/filter/brldpwrapperdcpj140w. Then, just for safe measure, copy and paste (or symlink) the contents of /usr/libexec/cups/filters/ to /usr/lib64/cups/filter/. Once done, re-modify the printer through CUPS, and printing should work.

Scanner only works after emerging dev-libs/libusb-compat. Thanks to i92guboj for discovering this and posting it on the Gentoo Forums.

DCP-9020CDW net-print/brother-dcp9020cdw-bin in brother-overlay Works! Works! Works over network. Scanner driver media-gfx/brother-dcp9020cdw-bin with media-gfx/brother-scan4-bin from brother-overlay
HL-2240 ? Works! n/a [1] Not networked printer
HL-L2340DW driverless Works! n/a Alternatively any of net-print/brlaser (release >=6) and net-print/brother-genml1-bin from brother-overlay can be used. Both also work.
HL-L2350DW net-print/brother-genml1-bin from brother-overlay Works! n/a No remark
HL-L2380DW net-print/brother-genml1-bin from brother-overlay Works! n/a No remark
HL-L3210CW driverless Works! n/a No remark
MFC-J4410DW Works! Works! Filter to copy is at /opt/brother/Printers/mfcj4410dw/lpd/filtermfcj4410dw but scanner not detected by xsane at the moment.
MFC-J870DW net-print/brother-mfcj870dw in ulm overlay Works! Works! Scanner driver media-gfx/brscan4 in Gentoo repository
MFC-J5910DW ? Works! Works! Filter to copy is /usr/lib64/cups/filter/brother_lpdwrapper_mfcj5910dw. Also requires dev-libs/libusb-compat (see section Common Troubles)
MFC-J6920DW net-print/brother-mfcj6920dw-bin from brother-overlay Works! Works!
MFC-9320CW net-print/brother-mfc9320cw-bin from brother-overlay Works! Works! No remark
MFC-9330CDW net-print/brother-mfc9330cdw-bin from brother-overlay Works! Works! Set up a socket based printer (seem to have better luck with it, test pages not working with lpp)
MFC-9340CDW net-print/brother-mfc9340cdw-bin from brother-overlay Works! Works!
HL-4570CDW net-print/brother-hl4570cdw-bin from brother-overlay Works! n/a No remark
MFC-7460DN ? Works! unknown No remark
DCP-7060D, DCP-7065DN, DCP-8080DN, DCP-L2520DW, DCP-L2540DW, HL-2230, HL-2240, HL-2240D, HL-2270DW, HL-2280DW, HL-5370DW/HL-5370DWT, HL-5440D, HL-5450DN, HL-5470DW, HL-6180DW, HL-L2320D, HL-L2360DW, HL-L2380DW, MFC-7360N, MFC-7460DN, MFC-7860DW, MFC-8480DN, MFC-8510DN, MFC-8710DW, MFC-8890DW, MFC-8910DW, MFC-8950DW, MFC-L2700DW, MFC-L2720DW, MFC-L2740DW net-print/brother-genml1-bin from brother-overlay Works! unknown No remark
MFC-8950DW ? Works! Works! Filter to copy is at /opt/brother/Printers/MFC8950DW/lpd/filter_MFC8950DW
MFC-5890CN ? Works! Works! scanner config command brsaneconfig3
MFC-9970CDW ? Works! unknown
MFC-9140CDN ? Works! Works! scanner requires dev-libs/libusb-compat to work (see section Common Troubles)
MFC-J5620DW Brother linux-brprinter-installer-2.0.0-1 Works! Works! installs nicely but needed dev-libs/libusb-compat to work. Maybe put a 'brother4' line in /etc/sane.d/dll.conf. Also needs editing of PPD and cups filter files to get duplex double-sided printing to work.
MFC-J480DW brother-mfcj480dw driver in andy ebuild repository Works! Works! Scanner driver media-gfx/brscan4 in andy ebuild repository
MFC-J6710DW brother-mfcj6710dw driver in brother-overlay ? ? See Printer_mfcj6710dw
MFC-J6720DW mfcj6720dwlpr and brscan4 Works! Works! Needs dev-libs/libusb-compat even for network scanning. Did not test USB, only network.
MFC-9130CW RPMs from Brother website + brscan4 from brother-overlay Works! Works! Printing is somewhat flaky with the Brother drivers (no landscape mode, bad margins sometimes). The generic CUPS postscript driver is compatible with this printer and doesn't have these issues, but also lacks several configuration settings from the proprietary driver.
MFC-9120CN Brother MFC-9120CN CUPS (color) (Official driver from Brother website) Works! Works! Filter to copy is at /usr/lib64/cups/filter/brlpdwrappermfc9120cn. Scanner requires dev-libs/libusb-compat even if used over network. Scanner config command is brsaneconfig3.
MFC-9560CDW net-print/foomatic-db Brother MFC9840CDW Foomatic/Postscript works, but duplex is not available works with media-gfx/brother-mfc9560cdw-bin from brother-overlay Official mfc9560cdw.ppd downloaded from Brother does NOT work
MFC-9142CDN Brother MFC-9142CDN CUPS (color, 2-sided printing) (official driver from Brother website) Works! Works! Filter to copy is at /usr/lib64/cups/filter/brother_lpdwrapper_mfc9142cdn. Scanner requires dev-libs/libusb-compat even if used over network. Scanner config command is brsaneconfig4.
HL-3170CDW Official Brother-hl3170cdw RPM Drivers Works! N/A Right after copying the filter, printer was visible in the GNOME setting's "Printers" section. For printer to work though, remove that printer and install the printer from scratch, selecting the LPD printer option when prompted.

Make sure you install app-text/psutils; The filter uses psnup. If using usb make sure to add a udev rule as per gentoo documentation. Copy the filter over to cups; cp /usr/lib64/cups/filter/brother_lpdwrapper_hl3170cdw /usr/libexec/cups/filter/
Finish up with /etc/init.d/cupsd restart

HL-3180CDW media-gfx/brother-hl3180cdw-bin from brother-overlay Works! Works! Filter to copy is at /opt/brother/Printers/mfc9320cw/lpd/filtermfc9320cw. Scanner config command is brsaneconfig4.
MFC-J6510DW Official Brother-mfc6510dw RPM Drivers Works! not tested No remark
QL-700 Official Brother ql700pdrv-3.1.5-0.i386.rpm rpm drivers Works! Connected by USB. See Gentoo forum thread regarding installation
MFC-L2710DN Official Brother-MFC-L2710DN RPM Drivers Works! Works! Installation of Avahi and sudo were needed Network Connected. Drivers installed from *.rpm package using guide herein. Before running #rpm -i the archive was unpacked using #rpm2tar command and then investigated with #tree in order to identify which folders should be created in advance. To complete installation of scanner run $brsaneconfig4
MFC-L2712DN net-print/brother-genml1-bin from brother-overlay Works! Works! To add scanner, run brsaneconfig4, works like a charm with Plasma Skanlite. For CUPS printing you will need Avahi running and change printer hostname to end with .local - ie. BRNB422000E9552.local