21 Jun 2020, 06:41am TZ +05:30
Though there are Official Linux Drivers available for Brother HL-L2321D.
There is non for Manjaro (Arch Linux).
Let’s look at the steps.
print-settings addon and
In order to configure and work with printers one needs permission.
Hence the current user must have me the member of
Additionally to install and control the printer one needs to be also
part of the
Let’s test it out :
If you are able to execute this then your
lp membership is correct.
Else you might need to manually add the current user:
sudo usermod -aG lp $USER
Next let’s install a GUI tool that would help us configure the printers.
is a KDE package. Hence, it needs to some more
dependency packages. Don’t worry it would not affect your current desktop.
At last restart the computer after this. For the groups and install to take effect.
Don’t Connect the Printer Yet
Note: Do not connect the printer yet. We still need to install Driver.
dpkg for Installing
Debian package directly
In order to use the official supported driver (which is available only
.rpm flavors) we need some alternate package manager.
This is in addition of our good old
3. Getting Official Driver installer #
You can get the official Installer here:Brother Driver Installer Tool
Just click on “Agree to EULA and Download” button.
This should download a specific version of tool archive called:
The version might differ in your case.
In my case I downloaded this script in my
4. Installing the Official Driver #
We would create a directory in our
And do the installation there.
4.a Install Procedure #
- Begin the Installation
- First enter the model name
- Next it would ask to install the
- There is lot of EULA License agreement text. Don’t worry just enter
- It would again ask for another set of License agreements. Just enter
- Now its important to Turn ON and Connect the printer.
Make sure you have done this before entering
If you don’t see the printer in the List shows. Just press
Ctrl + cto terminate the program. Then make sure that the printer is connected. And start from
- Select the Brother Printer from List. Here its
6so enter that.
- Next it will ask you to print a test page. Just say
yto test it if you want.
- Just press
Enterkey to complete the program.
You are done !
6. Congratulations #
You have successfully installed Brother HL-L2321D.
Now Manjaro (Arch Linux) becomes even more capable.
You can directly print out pages from google-chrome or Libre Office.
No more windows dependency !
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