Last Updated: February 25, 2016
· pykler

Installing HL 3040CN Brother printer in Debian 64-bit

Although the brother website has instructions for debian/ubuntu 64bit they only actually work for ubuntu (actually they might not even work with the latest ubuntu) ... on debian the instructions should be more like this:

Enable multi-arch for 32bit

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386

Install cups 32bit libs

sudo apt-get install libcups2:i386

Download the lpr and cups drivers from brother and install them:

sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/hl3040cnlpr-1.1.2-1.i386.deb
sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/hl3040cncupswrapper-1.1.2-2.i386.deb

You should be good to go if you device is connected via USB, otherwise you will need to go to your local cups and reconfigure the printer to the proper uri.