Brother P-touch PT-2430PC (Label Maker, USB)
Review of Linux Compatibility
The Brother P-touch (PT-2430PC) is a label maker, which is connected to the PC via USB. The PT-2430PC has to be filled with 6 AAA batteries. In order to print from Linux itis necessary that the switch on the housing is set to “E” and not “EL”.
After connecting the PT-2430PC to the PC the device needs to be configured as CUPS Printer (by using the P-Touch driver). One has to select “Brother PT2430PC” as model and “GENERIC TEXT PRINTER” in CUPS.
Warning: The needed CUPS driver seems to be unavailable in the meantime. Therefore, this device can only be used in a limited way under Linux and therefore is not recommended any longer.
In order to print labels one can use the program B-Label. This program needs the libraries:
sudo apt-get install libgd-gd2-perl libgtk2-gladexml-perl
to function. After downloadeing the program B-Label from the B-Label webseite the program is started, e.g., via
creation date: 24/12/2013, last update: 06/12/2016 , Linux-Hardware-Guide
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