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    Question Brother MFC-7340 Prints Blank Pages?

    Afternoon,

    It seems a have a teething problem with this printer. Whenever I send a document to print, whether its from OpenOffice or just a text editor the printer just prints out pages and pages of blank sheets?

    I have followed the instructions here:
    http://raywoodcockslatest.blogspot.c...-mfc-7340.html

    And they haven't helped at all, still have the same problem.

    Code:
    terry@terry-desktop:~$ dpkg -l | grep Brotherii  brmfc7340lpr                               2.0.2-1                                                 Brother MFC-7340 LPR driver
    ii  cupswrappermfc7340                         2.0.2-1                                                 Brother MFC7340 CUPS wrapper driver
    terry@terry-desktop:~$
    Extra Information:
    Running 9.04 64bit
    Printer is Brother MFC-7340
    Connected Via USB

    If anyone can help/offer advice it would be gratefully appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Terry

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    Re: Brother MFC-7340 Prints Blank Pages?

    Is there any ability of the printer to create a test page on its own? The evidence you've provided isn't enough to put the blame on the OS.

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    Re: Brother MFC-7340 Prints Blank Pages?

    Yeah I have printed a test page, and again its totally blank and keeps printing until cancelled.

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    Re: Brother MFC-7340 Prints Blank Pages?

    Ok couple of years later and it still prints just blank pages, hopefully in the 3 years I have waited someone has a solution lol

    ?

    Code:
    
    $dpkg -l | grep Brother
    ii  brmfc7340lpr                          2.0.2-1                                                    Brother MFC-7340 LPR driver
    ii  cupswrappermfc7340                    2.0.2-1                                                    Brother MFC7340 CUPS wrapper driver
    Code:
    terry@terry-X58A-UD7 ~ $ lsusb
    Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 003: ID 04f9:01e7 Brother Industries, Ltd 
    Bus 003 Device 002: ID 046d:c517 Logitech, Inc. LX710 Cordless Desktop Laser
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 005: ID 148f:2573 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT2501/RT2573 Wireless Adapter
    Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0c45:62e0 Microdia MSI Starcam Racer
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Last edited by terrykiwi83; May 13th, 2011 at 04:26 AM. Reason: added stuff

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    Re: Brother MFC-7340 Prints Blank Pages?

    I had the exact same problem as you, Terry, for a while. The printer problem was the only thing keeping me from switching totally to Ubuntu. How I got it fixed was to change the printer driver from the correct one for the printer (Brother HL-2140) to Brother HL-2030. Now it prints great.

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    Re: Brother MFC-7340 Prints Blank Pages?

    Do you have ghostscript installed?
    Have your tried using the browser manager for CUPS?
    As was mentioned it could quite possibly be a driver problem.
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    Re: Brother MFC-7340 Prints Blank Pages?

    I think these are all 32 bit drivers from Brother.

    If you are still using the 64 bit OS you need the following installed;

    ia32-libs or lib32stdc++

    check that either of these is installed (use synaptic) if not install them and try again.

    Hope this helps

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    Smile Re: Brother MFC-7340 Prints Blank Pages?

    Dear Anson S,

    Thank you so much! I switched to the Brother HL-2030 driver and I can finally print! (I've had the printer for over a year, and haven't been able to print until now.)

    EDIT: After using this further, I realized that the system was not working perfectly. It printed a successful test page, but when I tried to print a pdf document, I had strange lines appearing under the letters. Later I had some success; see this thread
    Last edited by plizzba; July 27th, 2011 at 09:29 PM.

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    Re: Brother MFC-7340 Prints Blank Pages?

    Anson S, you rock!
    I previously found a long and complicated terminal command solution. This was so freaking easy. Thank you!

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    Re: Brother MFC-7340 Prints Blank Pages?

    Same problem here using Brother HL 2040. I have just upgraded to 11.10 32bit. The printer is USB connected. It was working fine before the upgrade but now it just spits out blank pages until I turn it off. I have read a lot of the suggested solutions here but they all seem to relate specifically to the printer scanner in the thread title and I am not confident in adapting them to my printer. I tried to install cupswrapper hl2030 but it didn't change anything. I uninstalled it in Synaptic but it is still showing in the following 'dpkg -l | grep Brother'after I had removed it and installed the HL2040 drivers downloaded from Brother. I'm unsure what to do now as I feel I may have messed up more than I have fixed so hoping someone can set me straight please. I need my printer please

    Code:
    ~$  dpkg -l | grep Brother
    ii  brhl2040lpr                                   2.0.1-1                                    Brother HL-2040 LPR driver
    rc  cupswrapperhl2030                             2.0.1-2                                    Brother HL2030 CUPS wrapper driver
    ii  cupswrapperhl2040                             2.0.1-2                                    Brother HL2040 CUPS wrapper driver
    ii  ptouch-driver                                 1.3-0ubuntu11                              CUPS/Foomatic driver for Brother P-touch label printers
    
    ted@ted-Satellite-L300:~$ lsusb
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 04f2:b070 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd 
    Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0bda:0158 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. USB 2.0 multicard reader
    Bus 005 Device 002: ID 0d62:0530 Darfon Electronics Corp. 
    Bus 006 Device 003: ID 0a12:0001 Cambridge Silicon Radio, Ltd Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode)
    Bus 005 Device 014: ID 04f9:0028 Brother Industries, Ltd Printer





    Hoping someone can help me get a handle on this. I know the printer is working fine as was able to run a test page from the machine itself but not from the computer when connected. Thanks in advance...


    EDIT : I kept on searching and found a solution here http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...0#post11345930. Thanks so much Ubuntu Forums.
    Last edited by TedinOz; October 15th, 2011 at 07:34 AM. Reason: Found solution
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