Try to install my Brother HL-3140CW led printer with CUPS

Dear reader,

I tried to get my Brother HL-3140CW led printer working on my Raspberry-PI4, but until now without success.

  1. Installed CUPS on Dietpi during installation with “sudo dietpi-software install 29 105 113 187”
  2. Found “brother_hl3140cw_printer_en.ppd” file on the internet
  3. Installed the printer with CUPS. Cups reported the printer was added successfully.
  4. Printed test page, but no output.
  5. Because ppd-files are not longer supported I decided to install the printer with the IPP option. The printer started to print
    continuously (no text was printed) so I had to switch the printer off.
  6. I decided to delete the printer and to start from scratch with the ppd option and to document the installation process.
    7 The ppd installation log file

    Installation Brother HL-3140CW on Dietpi(2)
    is as pdf included in this troubleshoot report.

Many thanks in advance for your support,
Regards wimduk

Troubleshoot information

[V] I have searched the existing open and closed issues

Required Information

  • DietPi version | G_DIETPI_VERSION_CORE=9, G_DIETPI_VERSION_SUB=3, G_DIETPI_VERSION_RC=0, G_GITBRANCH=‘master’, G_GITOWNER=‘MichaIng’
  • Distro version | bookworm 0
  • Kernel version | Linux rasp-4GB 6.1.21-v8+ #1642 SMP PREEMPT Mon Apr 3 17:24:16 BST 2023 aarch64 GNU/Linux
  • Architecture | arm64
  • SBC model | RPi 4 Model B (aarch64)

Creating a bug report/issue

I have searched the existing open and closed issues

Required Information

  • DietPi version | cat /boot/dietpi/.version
  • Distro version | echo $G_DISTRO_NAME $G_RASPBIAN
  • Kernel version | uname --all
  • Architecture | dpkg --print-architecture
  • SBC model | echo $G_HW_MODEL_NAME or (EG: RPi3)
  • Power supply used | (EG: 5V 1A RAVpower)
  • SD card used | (EG: SanDisk ultra)

Additional Information (if applicable)

  • Software title | (EG: Nextcloud)
  • Was the software title installed freshly or updated/migrated?
  • Can this issue be replicated on a fresh installation of DietPi?
    ← If you sent a “dietpi-bugreport”, please paste the ID here →
  • Bug report ID | echo $G_HW_UUID

Steps to reproduce

Expected behaviour

Actual behaviour

Extra details

Had a similar problem with a Brother HL-L2360D; solution was a deb file from Brother to install the Printer. Maybe a solution for your Brother https://support.brother.com/g/b/branch/downloadlist.aspx?c=de&lang=de&prod=hl3140cw_us_eu&os=128&flang=English#SelectLanguageType-625_0_1

Thank you very much for your reply, I’ll will try it asap and let you know the results.
Regards wimduk