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Emerge required packages

Note: This HOWTO assumes you have installed CUPS

If you do not have CUPS installed, refer to:

emerge -va foomatic-filters

Download the driver

There are three possible drivers for the HL-2040:

  1. A premade .ppd file from
  2. Use the HL-2060 driver
  3. The driver from Brother

The premade .ppd file

Download and copy the .ppd file to /usr/share/ppd/Brother/ and your HL-2040 should be available via the cups web interface.

The HL-2060 driver
Download the .ppd file:
(The HL-2060 driver is reported to have some alignment problems, but they can be solved, see, first comment)

The Brother drivers

Instructions available at:

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