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I have recently acquired a new Brother MFC-J280W printer, and am having difficulty getting it to work with my Fedora 15 Linux machine via USB hookup. It worked fine with a winXP machine, both wired and via wifi, and I have no clue what to do now. I downloaded the drivers from the Brother website, and installed them. When I tried to print a word document from Libreoffice (openoffice for Fedora) I got a SELinux security denial. I followed troubleshooting instructions, tried again, and got a different SELinux error. After solving 3 of these, no more came up but nothing will print. It says "Printing (name of file) On MFC-J280W" then "Printing completed (name of file) on MFC-J280W"
Any Ideas? I would also like to be able to scan images to my computer as it is a printer/scanner/fax
The first thing I would do for testing is set SELinux to permissive (or, if it's already set permissive, turn it off), then test print. If it prints, then we know it's an SELinux issue. If it still doesn't print, we'll have to look elsewhere.
Didn't help, but I may have found some very useful information. With either SELinux setting, I CAN print pictures, etc. from shotwell photo viewer, and GIMP(GNU Image Manipulation Something-Or-Other). I only can't print from libreoffice. I can also print webpages by pressing ctrl-P. I don't know why Libreoffice won't work?
UPDATE: I tried printing with GEdit, and this will not work either. I think that there may be something with text format that it won't print. The scan will not work either.
The Fedora Forum had some great things to say about: system-config-printer. How are you installing the printer? Some of their users were using CUPS with a great deal of success in general, but no line printing. Here's a link to the search results I got for "printer": Fedora Forum.
These two post specifically caught my eye: Fedora 15 and this one was solved printer.
Thanks for the reply, but I have the printer hooked up/configured already. I can print photos, but I can't print text documents, or scan. Print Test Page works, but Print Self-Test page just causes the printer whirr, then stop and do nothing. I can see the printer, but it won't print text ?
Woah, major problem. I deleted all printers off my system, hoping that something was configured wrong, and when i plugged my printer back in, it said that it couldn't find any drivers for it, and then the printer disapeared. There is something whacky with the drivers, probably that they are 32-bit...