Getting the Brother HL-2070N monochrome laser printer running with Ubuntu Linux is quite simple. You just have to download two files and configure the driver properly.
Note: This instructions only apply if you are using Ubuntu Linux 7.10 or older. If you are using Ubuntu Linux 8.04 (Hardy Heron) or newer, please use the new instructions, which are much easier.
First, we need to download the following files:
Simply install both packages in the above order using gdebi (simply double-click on them) or dpkg -i packagename.deb.
Now you should already have your HL-2070N listed in the printer list. Go to printer properties, and choose UNIX-printer (LPD) as network-printer (filed under connection). Now you just have to enter your printer’s IP (it’s handy to configure the printer with a static IP) and your printer should print the test page just fine.