Last night I set up a Raspberry Pi 2 as a print server for our 13 year old (!) Brother HL 2040 printer at home.

The rPi is running Fedora Server 31 so it's getting regular updates, and provides a nice web-based management UI through Cockpit.

I relied on for the bulk of the printer setup info.

Should have been working on my research but was in a mood to solve this long-standing problem.


I had been using a convoluted approach with an rPi 1 to provide a Google Cloud Print interface, but this is far better.

And Google Cloud Print is going away, of course:

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