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Brother MFC-J480DW printer scans OK, but will not print.

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Re: Brother MFC-J480DW printer scans OK, but will not print.

#11 Post by asqwerth » Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:57 am

Have you checked this out?

https://mxlinux.org/wiki/hardware/scanners#Brother

Hmm. Maybe that's not your issue.

Apologies.
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Re: Brother MFC-J480DW printer scans OK, but will not print.

#12 Post by fehlix » Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:29 am

ken moreau wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:37 pm
Just tried all of your suggestions. I have been thru those several times before. no change in the situation. . I'm thinking of trying a new install of MX-17.1 and installing the printer before the major upgrade. Thanks for the support.
OK, I have a final one which I always try in such cases:
Do connect the USB-printer through another USB-port preferable through USB2 instead of USB3.
It's about an timing issue of the simulated USB2 on a existing USB3 port, which happens sometimes.
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Re: Brother MFC-J480DW printer scans OK, but will not print.

#13 Post by ken moreau » Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:45 pm

I just tried your final suggestion..also booted with and without systemd. still the same ...will not print. And LM-19 prints well thru the new USB connection. I think I'm going to relegate this to the "too hard" list. Sincere thanks for your interest.

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Re: Brother MFC-J480DW printer scans OK, but will not print.

#14 Post by davemx » Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:39 pm

I know the answer to this.

The first time I set up MX-17.1 on my computer, the printer worked fine, but it was my first go, and I installed a lot of junk whilst trying to see what I needed and what worked best. And every other install since, I couldn't get the printer to work. Until yesterday.

It's because the Brother printer drivers are for :i386, and you need a few dependencies to make them work in x64, but Brother's .deb files don't insist on them! I must have pulled them in on the first install by installing something else which I since decided I don't need.

Run synaptic and install gcc-multilib, lib32z1, and lib32ncurses5 and that should sort it out for you!

You might also want to uninstall and re-install the printer drivers, but before re-installing, open a file manager as root, go to /var/spool/, and create a new folder lpd. This will ensure that your printer can spool its output. The Brother debs create the spooling folder under /var/spool/lpd/, but won't if the folder does not exist. It doesn't seem to stop it from working though if it doesn't.

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Re: Brother MFC-J480DW printer scans OK, but will not print.

#15 Post by fehlix » Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:38 am

davemx wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:39 pm
It's because the Brother printer drivers are for :i386, and you need a few dependencies to make them work in x64, but Brother's .deb files don't insist on them!
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and install gcc-multilib, lib32z1, and lib32ncurses5 and that should sort it out for you!
I don't need those to have my brother running full functional an my MX17.1 (x86_64 ). :eek:
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Re: Brother MFC-J480DW printer scans OK, but will not print.

#16 Post by davemx » Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:08 pm

fehlix wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:38 am

I don't need those to have my brother running full functional an my MX17.1 (x86_64 ). :eek:
No doubt. You probably need just one of the dependencies that they brought in between them, which may have already been brought in by something else you installed. Sadly I have no idea which. All I can say is that I found this solution on the net, when I couldn't get my Brother printer to print, tried it, and it worked! Maybe it's overkill...
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