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Old 11-03-2016, 04:28 PM   #1
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Can't get brother MFC-J480 Printer to work - Printer not responding.


Hi, I run Ubuntu 14.04 on a Latitude E6510.

Downloaded drivers from brother.

Printer recognizes network.

Laptop finds printer.

Printer can't be accessed, however.

Including pertinent screen shots to aid in fixing this.
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Old 11-03-2016, 08:39 PM   #2
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I assume at the second picture you chose "ignore and install"? Did you install the other packages as well? According to the docs I read on Brothers site you should install all the LPR drivers followed by all the cupswrapper drivers.
 
Old 11-03-2016, 08:57 PM   #3
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The page where the drivers are found also has an install script which will take care of installing the printer and scanner drivers: use it.

Here is a guide which you may find useful in getting the printer working:
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/15.
Brother printers: how to install them in Ubuntu and Linux Mint
 
Old 11-04-2016, 04:07 PM   #4
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Thanks for your replies,

BigRigDriver I did what you suggested and the printer still will not respond.

The bad message stuff is now gone though.

Any Ideas?

Thanks R
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Old 11-04-2016, 08:48 PM   #5
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If you are using a 64bit version of Ubuntu 14.04, have you installed the necessary support for 32bit programs? See Pre-required Procedure (5) at http://support.brother.com/g/s/id/li...edirect=on#002
Can you ping the printer by name? i.e. Does 'ping -c2 BRW441CA84A12D1' show the printer responding?
When I run 'lpstat -t', my Brother device is listed as:
Code:
device for MFCJ825DW: lpd://192.168.0.5/binary_p1
I use the actual IP address rather than rely on the resolution of the printer name.
 
  


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