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Review of Linux Compatibility
The Brother HL3142CW is a LED Laser printer, that can be connected via USB or WiFi. Brother provides drivers for Linux users for download. This driver is available in RPM and in DEB file format.
Under Ubuntu this driver can be installed in the following way. First, it should be assured that necessary dependencies for the driver are fulfilled and needed directories are available:
sudo apt-get install cups csh sudo mkdir -p /var/spool/lpd/ sudo mkdir -p /usr/share/cups/model/
The driver files can be downloaded e.g. with wget:
wget http://www.brother.com/pub/bsc/linux/dlf/hl3040cnlpr-1.1.2-1.i386.deb wget http://www.brother.com/pub/bsc/linux/dlf/hl3040cncupswrapper-1.1.2-2.i386.deb
and installed with the package management system:
sudo dpkg -i --force-architecture *3040cnlpr*.deb sudo dpkg -i --force-architecture *3040cncupswrapper*.deb sudo apt-get -f install
Afterwards, the printer configuration should be started with
which now should automatically recognize the HL-3142CW.