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Searching for ppd file for Brother HL2140
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jeffneedle

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PostPosted: Mon 04 Jun 2018, 14:59    Post subject:  Searching for ppd file for Brother HL2140  

Yikes. I never saved the ppd file for the Brother HL2140. The cups wrapper file directly from Brother doesn't work. Does anyone have a way to get the ppd file directly? This lets me install the printer without problems. Thanks.
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Mike Walsh


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PostPosted: Mon 04 Jun 2018, 17:12    Post subject:  

Hiya, Jeff.

Have a look here:-

https://openprinting.org/printer/Brother/Brother-HL-2140

You can either view the PPD file, or download it directly. Hope that helps!


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jeffneedle

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PostPosted: Mon 04 Jun 2018, 19:48    Post subject:  

Many thanks!
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jeffneedle

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PostPosted: Sun 05 Aug 2018, 23:00    Post subject:  

Revisiting this issue. I still can't get my printer to work. I'm testing it on Tahr 6.0.5, 64-bit, full install.

I've downloaded the ppd file, pointed to it in the setup using cups (localhost:631). A test page doesn't print. Trying to print from abiword is likewise unresponsive. I'd love to resolve this. Thanks, as always.
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PostPosted: Sun 05 Aug 2018, 23:40    Post subject:  

How to Install Brother Printers and Scanners

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jeffneedle

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PostPosted: Sun 05 Aug 2018, 23:44    Post subject:  

It looks like so much work. I miss the days of easy printer installation.

A question: you download the .pet file. How do you execute it? .sfs files are easy. .pet files defeat me. There's no help on the page as to how to do this.

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PostPosted: Mon 06 Aug 2018, 00:46    Post subject:  

To install a .pet file just click it with your mouse.

The puppy package manager gets launched and asks if you want to install it.

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Follow the instructions on the page, it looks complicated but it is not.
You will need to download the linux drivers from Brother.

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PostPosted: Mon 06 Aug 2018, 09:03    Post subject:  

Quote:
Brother-HL-2140-hpijs-pcl5e.ppd

The PPD file suggested above by Mike assumes that you have the full HP printer driver package installed, which you don't.

The better choice would be from here, which uses a built-in Ghostscript driver.

Perdido's suggestion to get the Brother vendor packages will be problematic because they are 32bit and you have Tahr64.
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PostPosted: Mon 06 Aug 2018, 22:19    Post subject:  

Success! A note for Puppy folks. Roxfiler is, IMO, an ugly and difficult file manager. I much prefer xfe. Problem: xfe doesn't behave in ways that roxfiler behaves. Clicking on a .pet file in xfe does nothing. If xfe is your default file manager, xenialpup won't let you pick a new desktop background. I wonder if this isn't worth mentioning when offering support. Roxfiler it is, no matter how ugly it is <grin>

Thank you!
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PostPosted: Mon 06 Aug 2018, 22:29    Post subject:  

jeffneedle wrote:
Success!

By doing what?
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