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Setup Brother 1110 Printer on Raspberry Pi as Network Printer

1. Basic start:

Setup your raspberry pi by following the Getting Started Guide from

I use / recommend Raspbian Jessie Lite image.

Don't forget to active ssh access, or you have to do it directly on the pi.

2. Install cups and drivers from the Brother website

Login to your pi

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install cups

Download the driver from the Website you will need LPR printer driver & LPR printer driver

mkdir /tmp/printer_driver
wget --directory-prefix=/tmp/printer_driver
wget --directory-prefix=/tmp/printer_driver

Don't install the driver now, we need to add the ability to use i386 architecture first.

3. Setup i386 architecture

This part is based / inspired from: - go there for more detailed informations about what we do here.

Edit /etc/apt/sources.list and /etc/apt/sources.list.d/raspi.list you need to add [arch=armhf] to the repo string


deb [arch=armhf] jessie main contrib non-free

Now create a new file for i386 architecture: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/i386.list with following content.

deb [arch=i386] jessie main contrib non-free
deb [arch=i386] jessie-updates main contrib non-free
deb [arch=i386] jessie/updates main contrib non-free

Now comes the part where the magic happends

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install binfmt-support qemu-user
sudo apt-get install libc6:i386

For more informations about the i386 point go to the orginal guide

4. Install printer driver

sudo dpkg -i /tmp/printer_driver/hl1110lpr-3.0.1-1.i386.deb
sudo dpkg -i /tmp/printer_driver/hl1110cupswrapper-3.0.1-1.i386.deb

You will get an error by install hl1110lpr-* but this is not really a problem, you get this error even when you print, but can just ignore it.

//ERROR: object '/usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/' from /etc/ cannot be preloaded (cannot open shared object file): ignored.//

If you have further informations how to fix this error message, let me know it.

Normaly you will have automatic created entrys by cups for the new printer during the installation, if not do it by your own.

5. Configure CUPS

Add user pi to lpadmin group

sudo usermod -a -G lpadmin pi

Edit cupsd.conf /etc/cups/cupsd.conf Replace Listen localhost:631 with Listen *:631

add Allow 192.168.178.* (Depends on your Network) to the Location blocks (Only if your want to access the webinterface from other hosts in your network)

If you want to share your new printer with windows clients without samba, you need to add a new Location for /printers.

<Location /printers>
  Order allow,deny
  Allow 192.168.178.*

now restart cups

/etc/init.d/cups restart

5. Share printer with windows

Add a new Network Printer by entering to following address: http://${IP-FROM-PI}:631/printers

raspberry_pi/brotherh1110.txt · Last modified: 2017/05/03 11:57 (external edit)