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Brother HL-3142CW

Post by Domspatz12 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:25 pm

Hello guys,

I've got some problems with installing my printer. It's a Brother HL-3142CW and I'm always getting an error message. "Idle - File "/usr/lib/cups/filter/brother_lpdwrapper_hl3142cw" not available: No such file or directory"

Where do I get this file from? And how do I put it into the file? Because I can't simply copy and paste... idk it's not possible to paste into this file...

thx for your help!
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Re: Brother HL-3142CW

Post by Pjotr » Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:27 pm

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Re: Brother HL-3142CW

Post by Domspatz12 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:32 pm

First of all... thanks for your reply....

but there's no install tool for the Brother HL-3142... what can I do now?

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Re: Brother HL-3142CW

Post by Domspatz12 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:49 pm

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Re: Brother HL-3142CW

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Re: Brother HL-3142CW

Post by Domspatz12 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:28 pm

No... there's no direct installer... and every time I try to install the drive manually, it doesn't work, because there's some sort of "filter" missing.

brother-lpdwrapper-hl3142cw

Where do I get the filter or the installer from? It's not on the webpage of Brother anymore.

Please help me... Thank you in advance.

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Re: Brother HL-3142CW

Post by Pjotr » Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:34 pm

Domspatz12 wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:28 pm
No... there's no direct installer...
Click "Agree to the EULA and download". Then apply the how-to I linked to in my first message.

Muss klappen. :mrgreen:
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Re: Brother HL-3142CW

Post by Domspatz12 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:44 pm

:lol: Well... but the instruction says, that you need the installer... but you can't download the installer... only the drive without the installer... that is the problem... the instruction is useless if there's no installer...

I can't install the drive myself... I've tried it but it didn't work at all... if I install it myself, the filter is missing.

I can't download the automatic installer. It's not on the page. Look at the screenshot I sent you. That is the problem. You can't follow the instructions if you haven't got the installer...

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Re: Brother HL-3142CW

Post by Pjotr » Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:28 pm

If you can only download the .deb installers: simply double-click those as if they were .exe Windows installers.
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Re: Brother HL-3142CW

Post by JerryF » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:28 pm

Did you follow the Notes before installing section found here:

http://support.brother.com/g/s/id/linux ... edirect=on
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Re: Brother HL-3142CW

Post by Domspatz12 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:09 pm

If I try to install it manually: print filter is missing

How can I update the firmware? No tool I found has worked on Linux

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Re: Brother HL-3142CW

Post by Domspatz12 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:24 pm

I tried to install everything again... and I followed the instructions. It still doesn't work. The printer filter is still missing.

Idle - File "/usr/lib/cups/filter/brother_lpdwrapper_hl3142cw" not available: No such file or directory

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