Brother HL-2150N + Debian Stretch 9

This note applies to Brother HL-2150N but may also work on Brother HL-2140.

Working driver for Debian Stretch 9

I have repeatedly had success using Brother HL-2140 Foomatic/hpijs-pcl5e as the driver for this printer.

Problem: Prints zoomed garbage in Debian Stretch 9

I previously had success also using this printer with the Generic-PCL-6-PCL-XL driver in Debian Jessie 8. But that stopped with the upgrade to Debian Stretch 9 and the printer began to print distorted zoomed parts of something unknown instead of the requested page content.

The solution was to remove the printer from the printer settings and then re-add it as hpijs-pcl5e as mentioned in this note.

This is a personal note. Last updated: 2017-09-11 20:30:17.


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