Brother HL-6 Driver

Lennart Sorensen lsorense-1wCw9BSqJbv44Nm34jS7GywD8/FfD2ys at
Mon Jul 26 13:25:07 UTC 2004

On Sun, Jul 25, 2004 at 12:27:26PM -0400, Kareem Shehata wrote:
> This is odd... I just managed to pick up a brother HL-6 laser printer. 
> Neither, nor have any reference to it, though
> the printing HOWTO states that there is marginal support for it.  I
> figured linuxprinting would at least have a reference it being unusable
> or something if that were the case, but I'm not quite sure of what to
> make with this void.  Has anyone seen anything about this printer, or
> other Brother printers?

My experience with Brother printers is that they are very cheap junk,
support is terrible if you are not running windows, and just OK in
windows.  The one I dealt with most was the HL10V which supposedly is
HP LJ3 compatible, except it's margins are so wide that anything that
expects LJ3 margins gets cut off.  So much for being compatible.

I highly recommend never buying anything made by Brother.

You want a Laser, but an HP or a postscript capable model.  You want an
inkjet, buy an Epson.  You want a scanner, get an Epson.  Your life in
linux will be much better.

Lennart Sorensen
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