Originally Posted by NightSky 2 My working environment is slack64 Switching to the driver lets me print images. You will see three lights Error, Drum, Toner turn on. Your Printer will print two pages. Open Source Consulting Domain Registration. I was literally and seriously done in 5 minutes after spending 3 hours reading the forums posts and downloading the drivers.

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Now, Press the Go button 7 times. Join Date Nov Brother hl — w linux 1. I have only tested one page, probably should test a few more complex graphics but for now I’m a very happy camper.

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[SOLVED] Brother HLW Yes/No

Look at ‘ CUPS ‘ for general instructions. I’m running on Ubuntu Last edited by michaelk; at Lots of other people on the ubuntu forums seem to be complaining about slow printing so I suspect that it is not only the HLW printer driver that is bad.


Is there a driver I need to download or something else I have to do to get it liunx work correctly? So hl-21170w, a few months later, I am a Linux user once again and ran back into the same problem: BB code is On.

Printer: Brother HLW | OpenPrinting – The Linux Foundation

For details and our forum data attribution, retention and privacy policy, see here. Both comments and pings are currently closed. I used Windows XP in VirtualBox to configure it, the printer configuration in Ubuntu was able to see it on the wireless network and lihux just as easily as it did via USB. The light is not blue and is off.

From another thread I found a link to a PPD file that can be used to install your printer, however those posters were gl-2170w Ubuntu 8. Click here to see the post LQ members have rated as the most helpful post in this thread. Find More Posts by onebuck. Then for the sake of troubleshooting I tried it on the Windows machine.

This printer choked on graphics.


Said install this and then drivers?? I do not know if the printer can hl-270w configured as an AD-HOC device and so I do not know if you can directly connected a computer to it over wifi. Yes, I think it is a decent linuc. So now, a few months later, I am a Linux user once again and ran back into the same problem: A page of text would come out immediately, but any page with a graphic on it could take up to 20 minutes.


I read a lot of mixed stories about this printer, but at the time Lucid Once the wireless settings are configured the printer can be unplugged. I can’t print the testpage. Roomie is buy and i am picking if this setup can be done. Join Date Jan Beans 3. Citing a fault in the cups drivers for at the least, this printer modela solution was explained using a generic driver instead of the [presumably broken] cups driver: Trying different drivers was a good idea and I tried a few other drivers I’d heard of other people using that worked, including the andbut none of them worked.

However, I did not see the wireless IP address listed in the printers test page.