Installing Printer Brother LH-L2360DN on LinuxMint LMDE2

I just installed a new printer on my old LMDE2 server and realized that we cannot install that printer by just installing the driver from Brother support website. If we install only the cupsndiswrapper, it will install the driver and we can add a new printer but we cannot print anything. We have to install the driver using Brother Utility program. BTW, I found a good documentation here.

Basically what I did was following:

1. Download the driver install tool from here. Just click on “Agree on the EULA and Download”.

2. Create a new folder for extraction:

mkdir hl2360dn_driver

3. Change directory to the newly created folder:

cd hl2360dn_driver

4. Move the downloaded file here:

mv ../linux-brprinter-installer-2.2.2-1.gz .

5. Extract the downloaded file:

gunzip linux-brprinter-installer-2.2.2-1.gz

6. Run the installer:

sudo ./linux-brprinter-installer-2.2.2-1

7. The installer will ask you about the device model, type in “hll2360dn”.

8. Follow the installation until you are asked about the device URI, for this I answered with ‘n’ for no because I use USB connection.

9. That’s it! Now you can add a new printer from “Printer Configuration”.

How to choose a screen for Video Editing

Video-production monitors can offer a dazzling array of features with price tags running the gamut (no pun intended) from several hundred dollars all the way up to the price of a new car. So, while your budget will understandably be a primary consideration, what else should you look for in a monitor when setting up your editing system? Read on for some general factors to consider when choosing a video-editing monitor.

I’ve read various articles debating the importance of the 1080p. I want to set the record straight once and for all: if you are serious about properly setting up your viewing room, you will definitely benefit from 1080p (and even 1440p.) Why? Because the 1080p resolution is the first to deliver enough detail to your eyeball when you are seated at the proper distance from the screen.

1. Screen Size

Look for a monitor large enough for comfortable, extended viewing during those day-long (or overnight!) editing sessions. Popular sizes include 19, 21.5, 24, 27, and 32″ screens, with ultra-wide models also available. Larger, 40″+ monitors are an option if you have the room to accommodate their suitable viewing distances. If you plan on doing any work on set, a 19″ monitor offers a good compromise between screen size and portability with plenty of travel cases to choose from.

2. Screen Resolution

If you’re editing in 4K and you can swing the cost of a 4K or higher monitor, go for the higher resolution. On the other hand, if your existing editing system is 1080p-compatible and you’re not ready to upgrade to the greater processing and storage requirements of 4K, you can edit your 4K footage using proxies while viewing on a 1080p monitor. Lower-res footage can be displayed on a higher-res monitor (although it will be in a smaller, “windowed” form) so if you want to upgrade your monitor to 4K first, you can. Of course, if you’re color-grading in any significant way, you’ll be better off opting for the 4K+ resolution.

3. Supported Video Resolutions

Most production monitors support a variety of input resolutions; it’s when you’re using formats on the higher or lower ends of the spectrum or less common frame rates that it’s important to confirm compatibility. Resolutions like DCI 4K (4096 x 2160), standard-def NTSC or PAL for legacy projects, and frame rates like 1080PsF 23.98/24 fall into this category.

4. Panel Types

LCD monitors are widely used for editing and offer high-quality contrast ratios, brightness levels, and color-gamut compatibility. IPS (in-plane switching) LCD panels offer better viewing angles than their TN (twisted nematic) predecessors and support pro color spaces. OLED monitors offer wide viewing angles, high contrast ratios and brightness levels, and true blacks; they tend to be higher-priced than same-size LCDs.

5. HDR (High Dynamic Range) Support

HDR technology ups the color intensity and contrast of your images to a brilliant degree. Monitor brightness levels, expressed in cd/m(candelas per meter squared or nits), play a key role in HDR display; look for 1000 cd/m2 or higher for optimal HDR editing. HDR10 is the more common HDR standard with Dolby Vision or HDR10+ available in some monitors, look for the standard supported by your editing system.

6. Color Support: Gamut, Color Depth, Chroma Subsampling

Color gamut (color range) support is expressed in terms of the percentage the monitor covers. Wider gamuts such as Rec.2020, Adobe RGB, and DCI-P3 provide exponentially finer color detail than older standards like sRGB / Rec.709. Go for 10-bit color to maximize dynamic range, especially when working with log gamma footage. The deeper color depths provide more detail to manipulate to your liking in post-production, but remember that 10-bit color monitors require that your GPU, OS, etc. can handle the 10-bit stream. If you’re a vlogger or show host who’s simply trimming your clips and maybe making white-balance adjustments prior to posting on a social media platform, you may opt to stay with more affordable 8-bit color monitors.