Brother HL-L2300D Printer Install

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flatiron
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Brother HL-L2300D Printer Install

Post by flatiron » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:01 pm

I tried the stuff here https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/15

But it does not work. It will tell me it is printing, and that printing has completed, but nothing comes out the printer, and yes, the printer does work when I hit the go button. It just will not print anything from my computer.

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Re: Brother HL-L2300D Printer Install

Post by pdc_2 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:39 pm

if you can open a terminal please; and copy or type this first command

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cd Downloads
..... hit the ENTER key ..........

then

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ls
....... again if you hit the ENTER key please ........ so that command asks the computer to LIST what is in that directory; so it is using the two letters L and S (in lower case):

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if you could copy what is there to do with linux-brprinter-installer-2.1.1-1.gz please; and paste it back here; that would be very helpful

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Re: Brother HL-L2300D Printer Install

Post by flatiron » Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:53 pm

I got it to work by doing this

http://support.brother.com/g/b/download ... _as&os=128

Go there and download the first 3 files. The LPR, Cups, and installer (they just have those letters and words as part of the name)

Put them in the download folder.

Right click the installer file and extract it here and set it to run as executable using right click.

Make sure to be online for this

Then right click on the download window and open a terminal

type sudo bash linux-brprinter-installer-2.2.0-1 HL-L2300D


then type your password and select yes by typing "y" and pressing enter


If you are using the USB cable the type "n" and press enter when it asks you for the URI. Otherwise select Y and type in the URI number. I have no idea what a URI number is.

Then it will ask you to test print.

Select yes.

For some bent reason it will say "cannot access no such file or directory" along with jibberish. Which makes no sense to me. But it will print the linux mint test page.

Then you can print as normal.


I have one question. I did not close my command terminal, yet as I was preparing to type this thread, it closed on its own without me noticing it. How?

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