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Oldimbiber
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Unable to print from Mint 18.3 Cinnamon

Post by Oldimbiber » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:03 pm

I have not used my Brother HL-L2340DW printer for a while (don't recall exactly when I last did.) I recently got a new Samsung SSD and installed Mint 18.3 Cinnamon on it as my only operating system.
There is no problem with the printer, as I am able to print a perfect test page from its own menu. But although the printer shows up in the printer menu on MInt, I have yet to print anything from my desktop
which is connected to the USB port on the Brother. Any suggestions on what to do will be appreciated.

Thank you,

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Re: Unable to print from Mint 18.3 Cinnamon

Post by ClixTrix » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:28 am

This is a good reference by one of the Forum members.

https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/15

There is also some discussion at Ubuntu here.

https://askubuntu.com/questions/546517/ ... dw-printer
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Re: Unable to print from Mint 18.3 Cinnamon

Post by mrjimphelps » Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:44 pm

Add the printer again in Mint. See if the newly-added printer can print. If so, then delete the old one.

Also, here's where you can get the Linux (Debian) printer driver for this printer: http://support.brother.com/g/b/download ... w_us_eu_as

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Re: Unable to print from Mint 18.3 Cinnamon

Post by Oldimbiber » Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:42 pm

[SOLVED]
Your very lucid instructions were followed and it completely solved the problem. Words are inadequate to express my gratitude for your help. It was not necessary to do anything to enable my scanner.
It just worked as before without any further effort. :D

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Re: Unable to print from Mint 18.3 Cinnamon

Post by mrjimphelps » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:31 pm

What specifically fixed it for you?

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