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eadmati 03-29-2009 04:39 PM

Unable to print with Brother MFC-7420 printer

I am an adept Windows guy, also good with Macs, but I am a fairly new to this Linux world.

I am trying to help a friend with a Brother printer. It prints fine from my Mac, cords (USB) are fine, USB port is fine and even though the print queue says it will print, it fails to do so. I've also checked the printers area under settings.

We are running Sidux as far as I know. Anyone have any ideas?



malekmustaq 03-30-2009 09:16 AM


Hi, glad to have here an adept windows guy. Welcome to LQ.

Eric can you provide us more about the printer model and what driver is currently used in the system? This manner we can properly provide you a useful help.

First try these useful sites:

Hope this helps.

eadmati 04-02-2009 03:03 AM


Thanks for your reply. I spoke to our admin, and he says he recently did an apt-get upgrade. It was working before the upgrade.

He also has the latest drivers for the printer, which is a Brother printer/copier/fax, model MFC-7420. He also has the latest CUPS software installed as well.

eadmati 04-06-2009 02:42 AM

Still can't print. Please see the above notes. Anyone have any suggestions?



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