Brother printers and Ubuntu Linux 8.04

Starting with Ubuntu Linux 8.04 (Hardy Heron) it’s even easier to get the decent printers from Brother running.

The drivers for a lot of their printers (lpr drivers and cups-wrappers) are now available in the multiverse repositories.

Just install the corresponding brother-lpr-drivers-* and brother-cups-wrapper-* packages and you can use your favorite CUPS frontend to setup your printer.

Below you find a list of the packages and the drivers they include.

brother-lpr-drivers-ac / brother-cups-wrapper-ac:
HL-4040CN, HL-4050CDN, HL-4070CDW, MFC-9440CN, MFC-9840CDW, DCP-9040CN and DCP-9045CDN

brother-lpr-drivers-bh7 / brother-cups-wrapper-bh7:
DCP-130C, DCP-330C, DCP-540CN, DCP-750CW, FAX-1860C, FAX-1960C, FAX-2480C, FAX-2580C, MFC-240C, MFC-3360C, MFC-440CN, MFC-5460CN, MFC-5860CN, MFC-660CN, MFC-665CW and MFC-845CW

brother-lpr-drivers-extra / brother-cups-wrapper-extra:
FAX-1815C, FAX-1820C, FAX-1835C, FAX-1840C, FAX-1920CN, FAX-1940CN, FAX-2440C, MFC-210C, MFC-3220C, MFC-3240C, MFC-3320CN, MFC-3340CN, MFC-3420C, MFC-3820CN, MFC-410CN, MFC-420CN, MFC-5440CN, MFC-5840CN, MFC-620CN, DCP-110C, DCP-310CN, DCP-560CN, DCP-770CW, DCP-350C, DCP-353C, MFC-465CN, MFC-680CN, MFC-685CW, MFC-885CW, MFC-230C, MFC-235C, MFC-260C, DCP-135C, DCP-150C and DCP-153C

brother-lpr-drivers-laser / brother-cups-wrapper-laser:
DCP-7020, DCP-7025, DCP-8060, DCP-8065DN, FAX-2820, FAX-2920, HL-2030, HL-2040, HL-2070N, HL-5240, HL-5250DN, HL-5270DN, HL-5280DW, MFC-7220, MFC-7225N, MFC-7420, MFC-7820N, MFC-8460N, MFC-8660DN, MFC-8860DN and MFC-8870DW

brother-lpr-drivers-laser1 / brother-cups-wrapper-laser1:
DCP-1000, DCP-1400, DCP-8020, DCP-8025D, DCP-8040, DCP-8045D, FAX-2850, FAX-2900, FAX-3800, FAX-4100, FAX-4750e, FAX-5750e, HL-1030, HL-1230, HL-1240, HL-1250, HL-1270N, HL-1430, HL-1440, HL-1450, HL-1470N, HL-1650, HL-1670N, HL-1850, HL-1870N, HL-5030, HL-5040, HL-5050, HL-5070N, HL-5130, HL-5140, HL-5150D, HL-5170DN, HL-6050, HL-6050D, MFC-4800, MFC-6800, MFC-8420, MFC-8440, MFC-8500, MFC-8820D, MFC-8840D, MFC-9030, MFC-9070, MFC-9160, MFC-9180, MFC-9660, MFC-9700, MFC-9760, MFC-9800, MFC-9860 and MFC-9880

brother-lpr-drivers-mfc9420cn / brother-cups-wrapper-mfc9420cn:

For the models marked with green I can confirm, that the drivers work like a charm.


  1. Martin Henze » Blog Archive » Brother HL-2070N and Ubuntu Linux
  2. Joseph Barr

    My Friend and I had to fiddle with our Brother DCP-115C to enable it in Mint
    Linux with Another Brother model driver. What Linux Distro would you say ,will
    find the greatest number of printer makes/models ? or which Distro is the easiest to “marry” a printer /Multifunction to.

  3. tomsly

    ubuntu 8.04, brother hl-2070N, dell inspiron 6400

    EH… sorry I new in all this… once I have installed the correct drivers,whats next?

    When I go to admin->printers ubuntu doesnt recognize the printer

    thanks for any comments

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