It just stopped printing, and no matter what I did, nothing would happen. All seemed to if installed fine. Part of the problem could be related to the fact that the drivers on Brother’s website date all the way back to, oh, ? After this very non-obvious choice of printer driver, the printer started to work perfectly again. Found on another forum: You do not need a specific version of a specific browser to view this site; all standards-compliant browsers are fully capable of accessing all the content on this site. On networks where I have multiple Brother printers, I opened port in and out for the entire subnet

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It might just be the thing you need. Originally Posted by Knurpht. Just wondering whether the scanimage command is right re. Unfortunately, the instructions differ for each version of Ubuntu and are complicated.

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The easiest way to accomplish faxing is to create a Kubuntu menu item in the Office submenu, for example entitled Send Fax with the Command: The following steps are no longer necessary if you have installed mffc-7220 packages: I have tried the driver direct from Brother, requires cups and the driver. I’m posting this information here because it seems to be very difficult to find online, and took me months before I solved it.


It is frustrating with situations like this I agree.

This is likely driver specific. Configure the Fax options through a web-browser interface: Last Jump to page: Then attempted a print test.

Printer: Brother MFC | OpenPrinting – The Linux Foundation

Xsane Xsane is the standard scanning utility for Linux. If you don’t know whether your system is a mfv-7220 or bit system: August 24th, 4.

Some printer drivers are only available in bit versions. If it does, then you are done. If none is available, then. Downloads Support Community Development.

Click the star and let me know linuux. Print jobs get put into the queue and the printer did nothing. Both installed, both fail. Partners Support Community Ubuntu.

CUPS and the Brother MFC-7220 USB printer

So if you are running Linux I’m using Debian and are having trouble with the printer functions of the MFC, try installing it as a HL instead. As in, a light flashed?


My Brother laser has been flawless since I bought it. Yes, ‘scanimage -L’ doesn’t reflect reality, unlike ‘lsusb’ and ‘sane-find-scanner’. Other Resources Other detailed procedures are given by Brother at the Brother Linux solutions website and also the Brother help site.

February 8th, 6. However, since you’re using a proprietary backend it may be necessary to contact Brother Industries for support first. This site is best viewed with ANY browser. Brother MFC Printer – Driver Fail Thanks for sharing and please do not post in threads that have not had activity for a year or longer, since this is an old thread it has been closed. Printing graphics can take longer than 4 minutes, or can freeze altogether. Found on another forum: A bug report is required here.

Install pre-requisites if not already installed:

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