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Old 02-06-2014, 04:54 PM   #1
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printer problems

Hello, I am new to this forum. I have been using linux Mint on and off for several years, at the moment I am running mint 16 on an old desktop, it is a really great OS program but I am having some trouble getting my printer to work. It's a Brother HL2135W, I have downloaded a Linux driver from the Brother website but there is a fault, when I press print, lots of blank paper comes out of the printer with no actual printing being performed. Has anybody got a solution to this problem?

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Welcome to LQ.

It would probably be best to start a thread with a detailed title about the printer in a relevant forum, perhaps the Mint forum. This forum is just for introductions and persons who can help you might not see your post here.

This link should help you frame the post and include the relevant information.

You might also check the logs in /var/log/cups, particularly the access_log and the error_log. Information in them might help persons answer your question.

I checked the Open Printing database and that particular printer was not listed, but perhaps some of the listings for similar Brothers might help.

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