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Plain as the nose on your face

Postby Dandy_Don on Thu Jul 03, 2014 8:39 am

As the title suggests sometimes it's the simplest things you miss.
I have Linux Mint 17 Qiana
I have a new Brother HL-2250DN - and for the life of me could not get it to work.
The computer was not detecting the printer - and i was pulling what remained of my hair out.
I tried everything you can think off - if it is here i tried it.
I tried DELL (my PC) forums.
I contacted Brother and followed their advice.
It turns out the USB cable i bought was the culprit.
Simply purchased a shorter USB cable and it works.
For all those searching for answers - keep plugging away.
And never underestimate the stupidity of oneself.

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Re: Plain as the nose on your face

Postby nomko on Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:32 am

This time it was the cable, lucky you. But don't put yourself on a golden throne here, Brother is a pain in the ass to get it working properly under Linux. Just check this forum.
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Re: Plain as the nose on your face

Postby Pierre on Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:46 am

well - at least it's working now. ..
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Re: Plain as the nose on your face

Postby Habitual on Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:36 am

First rule of troubleshooting: Always check the physical media.
Bug Check 101:
    Create a new user on the system.
    Log in as that new user.
    Does the issue remain?

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