Some more info.
The printer works when plugged into a Ubuntu laptop - so the hardware is
The computer it is attached to is Debian and was just updated - that
seems to be the issue. I can print as normal to a second laser printer
on this computer but the Brother printer doesn't work. I have tried
deleting and reinstalling with various drivers but no luck - I am
wondering if its a USB problem.
From: Michael Kennedy <Info at KennedySoftware.ie>
Reply-to: Info at KennedySoftware.ie
To: ilug at linux.ie
Subject: Re: [ILUG] Printer woes
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2012 11:22:54 +0100
There's probably a "Test Print" option on the printer itself, so you
should try that. If it fails, you've a hardware or firmware problem.
I'd also check if any of the toner cases is damaged/leaking, and replace
I would doubt if it's a LAN/driver problem, unless someone recently
On 30/04/2012 10:59, kevin wrote:
> I have a network printer - Brother Laser Colour. It has been working for
> several years but recently a few problems. A few days ago magenta powder
> was all over the inside of the printer - we cleaned it up and it seemed
> to work for a day. Now - nothing. I can send print jobs and they either
> push out a sheet of blank paper or the data light flashes and nothing
> happens at all.
>> I have tried various print drivers, including the one supplied by
> Brother and several on the cups system - any ideas? Is it a problem with
> our print driver or is the machine just dead?
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