Package Details: brother-hl1210w 3.0.1-2

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Package Base: brother-hl1210w
Description: Brother HL-1210W CUPS driver. After installing this, install printer from CUPS web interface
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Licenses: GPL
Submitter: wmax641
Maintainer: l3mde
Last Packager: l3mde
Votes: 9
Popularity: 0.000003
First Submitted: 2016-01-03 02:20 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2018-07-29 17:10 (UTC)

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jimsjoh commented on 2023-03-18 19:53 (UTC)

Connecting to a HL-1212W I had to use the printer IP (socket://<IP address>:9100) to get it printing. In case the instruction below don't work for you.

jesus.sierralaya commented on 2023-02-14 19:39 (UTC) (edited on 2023-02-14 22:18 (UTC) by jesus.sierralaya)

A way to do it for new users:

Install cups

  • sudo pacman -S cups

  • sudo systemctl enable cups

  • sudo systemctl start cups

Install drivers

  • clone this repo: git clone

  • cd brother-hl1210w/

  • makepkg -si

  • cd src/opt/brother/Printers/HL1210W/cupswrapper/

  • sudo cp brother_lpdwrapper_HL1210W /usr/lib/cups/filter/

Set the printer

  • Install system-config-printer sudo pacman -S system-config-printer

  • Open system-confing-printer

  • Add printer

  • Select device Brother HL-1210...

  • Provide PPD file: select in the repo src/opt/brother/Printers/HL1210W/cupswrapper/brother-HL1210W-cups-en.ppd

  • Next and done

Hope this can help someone. Good luck!

lbotano commented on 2021-11-15 16:09 (UTC)

Can confirm it works with a Brother HL1212W as well.

wooptoo commented on 2018-10-17 08:58 (UTC) (edited on 2018-10-17 08:58 (UTC) by wooptoo)

Is lib32-glibc required if you only need the PPD file for cups? I'm on armv7 and can't install this package because there's no lib32*
Can the lib32-* be optional?

Cybersimio commented on 2018-01-06 07:28 (UTC)

i can't install this driver. i'm a new archlinux user (manjaro). please i need help

bakkegaard commented on 2017-12-05 15:48 (UTC)

It works fine on x86_64, you just need to put a quote (") at the end of line 5 in PKGBUILD.The maintainer should update this package accordingly.

Andy_Random commented on 2017-08-13 03:51 (UTC)

This package is a mess. It will not build (typos, wrong dependency for i386) Please delete it so someone else can take over.

participante commented on 2017-08-11 12:41 (UTC) (edited on 2017-08-11 12:57 (UTC) by participante)

In the PKGBUILD, there is a missing " (quotation mark) at the end of pkgdesc. :: Checking brother-hl1210w integrity... /home/me/.cache/pacaur/brother-hl1210w/PKGBUILD: line 24: unexpected EOF while looking for matching `"' /home/me/.cache/pacaur/brother-hl1210w/PKGBUILD: line 28: syntax error: unexpected end of file ==> ERROR: Failed to source /home/me/.cache/pacaur/brother-hl1210w/PKGBUILD Also, the pkgrel should be 1. :: Installing brother-hl1210w package(s)... :: brother-hl1210w package(s) failed to install. :: ensure package version does not mismatch between .SRCINFO and PKGBUILD :: ensure package name has a VCS suffix if this is a devel package

wmax641 commented on 2017-07-24 13:49 (UTC) (edited on 2017-07-24 13:50 (UTC) by wmax641)

This package was originally used to set up my own Brother HL-1210w printer. Looking up the Brother support website, the drivers offered for HL-1211w and HL-1212w both link to the same driver/wrapper files that this one uses. I can only infer from this, and from previous users below that this package may work for all 3 aforementioned printers.

wmax641 commented on 2017-07-24 13:48 (UTC) (edited on 2017-07-24 13:52 (UTC) by wmax641)

@alkaline you're right, ghostscript package should be a required dependency and I've updated the package to reflect this. in psconvert2: 51 GHOST_SCRIPT=`which gs` As for running it on a pi, I can't think of any straight forward way to make it work, you're gonna have to get creative. This package contains binaries compiled for 32bit x86. maybe submit a feature request to brother :p