How many of you slackers are using Brother printers?
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I've got several Brother printers. I do not like MFC printers. Most of my Brothers are of the HL2xxx series Lasers. Work great at a cheap cost. Throw away devices. No problems setting things up. Look at OpenPrinting & CUPS.
My Brother DCP-110C has been fine. My only concession to multilib in Slackware64 is to add a 32bit cups library so that the printer will work.
Installing the driver does require some tweaks; creating a symlink /etc/rc.d/init.d/cups -> /etc/rc.d/rc.cups and running the install script in a C shell.
I was to start a thread about my Brother printers. This doesn't seem to be the thread to sort it all out, so I am still going to. They work great, last I used them (Debian). But I have yet to make them work with Slackware. HL-1430 and HL-4050CDN. Quite a few hours has gone into bouncing about in CUPS so far.
I've used an MFC-665CW and it works fairly well. Unfortunately the drivers are 32-bit only (though the scanner drivers aren't). The driver is fairly dated and more recent versions of CUPS have made selecting non-default options hit-or-miss. If you have a Brother printer, it will probably work fine with Slackware (32-bit or multilib). If I had to buy a new printer, I would probably pick HP instead.