Brother HL-4150cdn & 64-bit Mint Maya can't print

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Brother HL-4150cdn & 64-bit Mint Maya can't print

Postby moxiemontague on Tue Dec 25, 2012 7:40 pm

Have a Brother color laser printer with wired networking. Mint finds the printer on the network but cannot use it.
If I disconnect the network and hook up via USB, Mints finds the printer but prints everything in B&W.

Somebody please help. I'll buy you virtual beers.

Thanks a lot.

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Re: Brother HL-4150cdn & 64-bit Mint Maya can't print

Postby jwedekin on Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:26 am

Hey,
I just figured out an issue with my wirelessly networked Brother printer. It may be the same thing affecting you.

When I added a printer using the Printer app under Administration, it finds my printer, installs the drivers, and says it is installed, but it will not print.

The issue is the Device URI not resolving properly. I don't know why.

Here is how I resolved it.
1. Figure out what the IP address is of the printer. (I logged into my router and viewed the "connected devices" to find the IP address assigned to my network printer, but there may be an easier way). In my case it was 192.168.1.10, but yours will likely be different.
2. Open up the Printer app, right click on the printer (that is installed but not printing), and select "Properties".
3. If you have the issue I have, then the field "Device URI" will say something like: lpd://BRW00234D70A462/BINARY_P1
Change the host to the IP address you determined in step 1. So it looks something like: lpd://192.168.1.10/BINARY_P1
4. Hit "Apply" and hope the test page works!!
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Re: Brother HL-4150cdn & 64-bit Mint Maya can't print

Postby moxiemontague on Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:32 pm

Your idea doesn't work. My printer install window shows the printer alright, but there's no way I can get "properties"

Thanks for the get-back.

still stumped.

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Re: Brother HL-4150cdn & 64-bit Mint Maya can't print

Postby jwedekin on Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:28 pm

Woa! You can't get to the "Properties" setting?

Are we talking about the same program? I am using the system "Printing" application found in:
Menu > Administration > Printing

Even if I install a fake printer that doesn't exist, I can still right-click on it in this application and select "Properties". If your printer shows up in this list, but you can't access the properties, then there may be something wrong with your installation of LinuxMint. But I'm not a pro, so that is just a guess.

Are you using Mate or Cinnamon?
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Re: Brother HL-4150cdn & 64-bit Mint Maya can't print

Postby marcus0263 on Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:46 am

There's a bug with Ubuntu with network printers, the current work around is I've found is to add the printer with

sudo system-config-printer

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Re: Brother HL-4150cdn & 64-bit Mint Maya can't print

Postby newconvert on Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:07 am

Thanks marcus0263, you just got me printing on my network laser.

Spent about 45 minutes trying to get Mint 14 Cinnamon to print to it after installing it. Linux saw the printer right away on the network, but made no attempt to actually send a print job to it, either from an application or the "Print Test Page" button. I noticed it said the printer was "Text only", but didn't think much of it, and there was no place to change it.

Your command brought up the real Printers configuration box, that let me install a postscript driver for it. Now I can print my job for tomorrow without having to boot up Windows. Thanks again for the solution.
System: HP G72 laptop, quad-core i3, 4GB RAM, Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon 64bit
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Re: Brother HL-4150cdn & 64-bit Mint Maya can't print

Postby pdc_2 on Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:05 pm

so moxie .................are you still out there?

I am wondering if you have the Brother printer drivers installed from the Brother site .. I would think you need the specific drivers that Brother supply .........

if you open a terminal: (go to Menu; bottom left of screen; go 4 up: TERMINAL; )

copy and paste this command: use the edit menu at the top of the terminal as the terminal uses shift-control-v for the paste command

sudo dpkg -l | grep Brother


and copy and paste the result back:

.....if the drivers aren't installed, I can guide you on using Brother's installer script that should do the magic things for you

http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bs ... tml#f00104
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Re: Brother HL-4150cdn & 64-bit Mint Maya can't print

Postby GTC70 on Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:11 pm

Im having the same problem printing to my Brother MFC-495cw . It sees the printer and sends to it but it doesnt print.

Here is my copy and paste:
ii mfc495cwcupswrapper 1.1.3-1 i386 Brother CUPS Inkjet Printer Definitions
ii mfc495cwlpr 1.1.3-1 i386 Brother lpr Inkjet Printer Definitions
ii printer-driver-ptouch 1.3-4ubuntu1 amd64 printer driver Brother P-touch label printers
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Re: Brother HL-4150cdn & 64-bit Mint Maya can't print

Postby pdc_2 on Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:21 pm

you may have to work through this debugging wiki

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DebuggingPrintingProblems

........tell us a little more .............just installed the printer? .....newly purchased? ............. never used this one on a linux system? ...........how did you install the drivers ..

........installed as per here

http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bs ... prn1a.html

.......lpr first and then cupswrapper?
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Re: Brother HL-4150cdn & 64-bit Mint Maya can't print

Postby lambda165 on Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:02 pm

I would like to know if you can get the 4150 to print duplex if you aren't using KDE. Mint 14 KDE cannot print duplex. The only way to print duplex is to use virtualbox and set up a Windows installation that, unlike mint KDE, has no problem printing correctly.
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Re: Brother HL-4150cdn & 64-bit Mint Maya can't print

Postby pdc_2 on Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:45 pm

Hi lambda 165:

please start a new thread so you can get the attention you need; the previous post was on a different topic to you
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Re: Brother HL-4150cdn & 64-bit Mint Maya can't print

Postby WasLinspire on Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:15 am

sudo system-config-printer
this worked for me to get my brother 2070n printer working in KDE mint 14, i had to change to windows samba in the properteries , then samba found it and i installed it and it is now printing
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Re: Brother HL-4150cdn & 64-bit Mint Maya can't print

Postby nottusd on Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:23 am

:D I followed the instructions above (sudo system-config-printer) for printing to a Brother 4150CDN on a network and it would not work as I could not find a 4150 model listed, but when I used the driver for a 4050CDN it did print. I printed the ubuntu printer test page OK.
Driver name 'BR4050_2,PPD'
Version '1.08'
Linux Mint 14 64 bit

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