Drivers for Brother HL-2040?

I tried to print something today with my Brother HL-2040 series printer, and it seems like there are no drivers for that particular model. Is there a source I haven’t thought of, or are there really no drivers?

Looks like you may have to compile the driver. I found this page on the subject:

Brother Solutions Center : Brother Driver for Linux Distributions

I found this link on the driver. We normally use rpm packages.

Brother Solutions Center : Brother Driver for Linux Distributions

Youshould most likely install the Base Development and C ++ files. In YaST / Software Management / View / Patterns, you can find these settings to load and good luck. Remember, printer support starts with the printer manufacturer, if they release a driver to open source, of create the package themselves. Look at how different the support is for HP printers. That good support starts with HP not openSUSE.

Thank You,

You don’t need the C++ stuff. The drivers come as two RPMs. Install the LPR rpm first then the CUPS wrapper RPM. Here are the details: HowTo Install a Brother Laser Printer HL-2040 in Suse 10.x, 11.x + User Notes

Did you try installing the printer from the “Printer” application, or through Yast? Every printer I have tried to set up through the “Printer” app failed. You need to do it through Yast, and it will probably set up right. Let me know if you need more help

The HL-2040 is a bit unusual – probably a good idea to use the drivers and method I outlined above.

got it…thanks, guys!