I created another thread about how Mint 13 is having the same problems but that thread is receiving no activity. So I will rename and use this one.
The following quote for for Mint 12, standard, but it also applies to Mint 13 which I am now using.
I have a new install of Mint 12, standard.
I tried to install my Brother HL-2140 and Mint 12 set it up as a "Generic text-only printer". I cannot even print a test page.
Up until Mint 12 I have always been able to select my printer from a list of Brother printers and now that is no longer possible.