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Thread: Brother HL 2140 Printing Problem

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    Brother HL 2140 Printing Problem

    Hello all,

    I have a Brother HL 2140 printer hooked up to Ubuntu 11.04 via USB. The printer shows up in the print windows as the correct model. However, when I print, the printer keeps "printing" paper with nothing on it. I was forced to stop the printer manually because it just kept going. All the pages had nothing on them. Any help?
    Dual-boot: Ubuntu 10.10 32-bit / Windows 7 64-bit SONY VAIO FW Series VGN-FW590FVB Intel Core 2 Duo P8700(2.53GHz)16.4" 4GB Memory 500GB HDD ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650

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    Re: Brother HL 2140 Printing Problem

    Hi, got same problem here. I'm using HL-5350DN, If I choose the Recommended driver, the printer doesn't work at all. When I switched to the Foomatic one. It printed out blank pages.

    Everything was working VERY WELL in Ubuntu 10.10

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    Re: Brother HL 2140 Printing Problem

    Count me in on this , same multi blank page problem , also printer was perfect under 10.04 , Maybe not such a good idea to upgrade

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    Re: Brother HL 2140 Printing Problem

    Bringing old hardware back to life. About problems due to upgrading.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts.
    Don't use this space for a list of your hardware. It only creates false hits in the search engines.

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    Re: Brother HL 2140 Printing Problem

    no solution thus far...

    SOLVED

    Follow the instructions at Brother: http://welcome.solutions.brother.com...ion_prn1a.html

    Will require a sudo to unpack and install the drivers (not noted in the instructions)
    Will also require restart.

    Then System> Admin> Printing: set HL2140 as default (the other version is broken & can be deleted after testing)
    May require restart.
    Last edited by coolglobal; May 5th, 2011 at 02:29 AM.

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    Re: Brother HL 2140 Printing Problem

    Quote Originally Posted by coolglobal View Post
    no solution thus far...

    SOLVED

    Follow the instructions at Brother: http://welcome.solutions.brother.com...ion_prn1a.html

    Will require a sudo to unpack and install the drivers (not noted in the instructions)
    Will also require restart.

    Then System> Admin> Printing: set HL2140 as default (the other version is broken & can be deleted after testing)
    May require restart.
    I will try this fix ASAP. Until then, I have a quick question. When hardware works in one ubuntu release and then stops working in a future release, is that the OS fault?
    Dual-boot: Ubuntu 10.10 32-bit / Windows 7 64-bit SONY VAIO FW Series VGN-FW590FVB Intel Core 2 Duo P8700(2.53GHz)16.4" 4GB Memory 500GB HDD ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650

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    Re: Brother HL 2140 Printing Problem

    The fault could be shared by the OS & the hardware manufacturers. My only reply would be to setup an LTS (long term support) release to your satisfaction and stick with it for the duration. I find it to be the most problem free option.

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    Re: Brother HL 2140 Printing Problem

    There is a much easier solution. Just add the printer through standard "Printing" menu but identify the printer as a Brother HL-2170W instead of the HL-2140. This has worked in 11.04 as well as previous versions of Ubuntu.

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    Re: Brother HL 2140 Printing Problem

    the default driver "Brother HL-2140 Foomatic/Postscript" is what makes it print out all them blank pages change it to "Brother HL-2140 Foomatic/hpijs-pcl5e (recommended)" and it will print just fine.

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    Re: Brother HL 2140 Printing Problem

    Nixuntu:

    You're absolutely right. That cleared it up real fast! Thanks!

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