Brother HL-3170CDW Linux

Like other Brother printers we’ve used, the HL-3170CDW works great from Linux. With Ubuntu, the Gutenprint USB driver automatically came up and worked fine. The OEM driver below is optional.

Download linux-brprinter-installer script from “Driver Install Tool”. Plug in HL-3170 via USB. Don’t skip the mkdir step or the installer will hang!

mkdir -p /var/spool/lpd/hl3170cdw

chmod +x linux-brprinter-installer*

“Input model name ->” HL-3170CDW “Will you specify the Device URI? [Y/n]”

  • USB: no
  • network: yes