Brother HL-3170CDW Linux/Ubuntu install

  1. download linux-brprinter-installer script by selecting deb > Printer Drivers > Driver Install Tool
  2. Extract the installer

     gunzip linux-brprinter-installer-*.gz
    
     chmod +x linux-brprinter-installer*
    
  3. plug in your HL-3170 via USB. Don’t skip the mkdir step or the installer will hang!

     mkdir -p /var/spool/lpd/hl3170cdw
    
     ./linux-brprinter-installer*
    
  4. “Input model name ->” HL-3170CDW
  5. “Will you specify the Device URI? [Y/n]” no if USB, yes if networked

The HL-3170CDW works virtually flawlessly from Linux.

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