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Emerge required packages

Note: This HOWTO assumes you have installed CUPS

If you do not have CUPS installed, refer to: http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/printing-howto.xml

emerge -va foomatic-filters

Download the driver

There are three possible drivers for the HL-2040:

  1. A premade .ppd file from http://www.profv.de/brother/
  2. Use the HL-2060 driver
  3. The driver from Brother

The premade .ppd file

Download http://www.profv.de/brother/Brother-HL-2040-hl1250.ppd 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

http://linuxprinting.org/show_printer.cgi?recnum=Brother-HL-2060
Download the .ppd file: http://linuxprinting.org/ppd-o-matic.cgi?driver=hl1250&printer=Brother-HL-2060&show=0
(The HL-2060 driver is reported to have some alignment problems, but they can be solved, see http://linuxprinting.org/show_printer.cgi?recnum=Brother-HL-2040, first comment)

The Brother drivers

Instructions available at: http://solutions.brother.com/linux/en_us/index.html

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