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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:29 am    Post subject: [Solved] How to install Brother HL-L3290CDW printer Reply with quote

I have a Brother HL-L3290CDW color laser printer. I'm trying to get it installed under Gentoo. I'm trying to follow the directions on the Wiki page for using the RPM files supplied by Brother because my printer isn't supported by any of the other options listed. However, they don't provide an RPM file for the cupswrapper driver. They provide an RPM file for the printer driver itself and they provide an install script which downloads and installs the needed packages, including the cupswrapper driver and the printer driver. I looked through the installer script but couldn't find where they were downloading the cupswrapper driver from.

The Brother download page for my printer: https://support.brother.com/g/b/downloadlist.aspx?c=us&lang=en&prod=hll3290cdw_us&os=127

If possible, I'd also like to enable the scanning functionality of the printer.

Edit: I was able to use the scanner RPM from that download page to get the scanner functionality working.

Edit: It looks like the only RPM file available includes the cupswrapper driver as well as the printer driver. I installed the RPM and added the printer through the CUPS web interface. When I do a test print I don't get any errors. However, the printer never activates from sleep mode and nothing gets printed.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:02 am    Post subject: Re: How to install Brother HL-L3290CDW printer Reply with quote

fishnet37222 wrote:
I have a Brother HL-L3290CDW color laser printer. I'm trying to get it installed under Gentoo. I'm trying to follow the directions on the Wiki page for using the RPM files supplied by Brother because my printer isn't supported by any of the other options listed.
How do you know it's not supported by this option? Do you want to avoid to attach that printer to your network?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Going the driverless route seems to work. I guess I assumed it wouldn't since Brother provides an installer tool that installs a printer driver.
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