Installing HL 3040CN Brother printer in Debian 64-bit (The Real Manual)

Although the brother website has instructions for debian/ubuntu 64bit they only actually work for ubuntu (actually they might not even work with the latest ubuntu) … on debian the instructions should be more like this:

Enable multi-arch for 32bit

Install cups 32bit libs

Download the lpr and cups drivers from brother and install them:

You should be good to go if you device is connected via USB, otherwise you will need to go to your local cups and reconfigure the printer to the proper uri.