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    Brother printer not printing Fedora 26.

    Set up.

    Fedora 26 Workstation. 64 Bit. Fixed IP address Gnome Desktop Wayland Graphics
    Wired network
    Brother MFC J6530DW printer Fixed IP address.

    Used Brother Linux RPM Tools to install the printer.
    I should point out that I have a second printer, Lanier on the network with a fixed IP address this works with no issues.
    the Brother set up went with no issues. all parts installed. Using CUPs management the configuration has been checked but I can not print a test page.
    I have had the local Brother Support look at the set up and they can not find anything wrong with the configuration.

    What is happening is that if I use the CUPS management to print a test page it shows the test page going into the print que, Then I see message in the Gnome screen to say the printing is complete and the page disappears from the print que. BUT the printer does NOT print the page. Where it goes, weil, that I can not answer. If I try to print from an application I see the printing complete message but nothing gets printed.

    As part of the Brother installer tools a scanner is also installed. I can scan using "Simple Scan" (as that is all I have installed at this time) as see it on the Fedora computer.

    I also have a Windows 7 machine installed on the network with the Windows drivers for the same printer Brother MFC J6530DW and that works fine so the printer is seen on the network.

    In the Fedora machine
    I have tried to print with the Selinux disabled No improvement
    I have tried with the firewall off no improvement

    I am wondering if there is a file that has not installed ie a dependency or a 32 bit driver but I wiuld have though thta if this was the case I would not get the Printing complete message.

    Anyt Ideas please.

    Thanks

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    Re: Brother printer not printing Fedora 26.

    For the Brother drivers to work check that the following are in place:
    # dnf install glibc.i686
    # dnf install psutils
    # setsebool -P cups_execmem 1
    Laptop: Toshiba / Intel B960 2.20Ghz x2/ 4GB/ 320GB SataII/ Intel HD/ fc28.x86_64
    Tower: GigaByte (970A) / AMD FX 8320 3.5Ghz x8/ 16GB/ 9TB Sata III/ AMD 6770HD/ fc28.x86_64
    Bookshelf: Shuttle DS61 (H61)/ i3-3225 3.3Ghz x2/ 16GB/ 320GB Sata II/ Intel HD 4000/ fc27.x86_64
    Embedded: BeagleBone Blk / ARM AM3358 1 GHz x1/ 512MB/ 2GB eMMC/ PowerVR SGX530/ fc27.armv7hl

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    Re: Brother printer not printing Fedora 26.

    Thanks,
    gilibc was already installed
    Found the "psutils" file was not installed. I also set the setsebool as well.
    Could not get "test page" to print.

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    Re: Brother printer not printing Fedora 26.

    You are certain it was the "glibc.i686" package? It needs to be the 32 bit version of glibc.
    Laptop: Toshiba / Intel B960 2.20Ghz x2/ 4GB/ 320GB SataII/ Intel HD/ fc28.x86_64
    Tower: GigaByte (970A) / AMD FX 8320 3.5Ghz x8/ 16GB/ 9TB Sata III/ AMD 6770HD/ fc28.x86_64
    Bookshelf: Shuttle DS61 (H61)/ i3-3225 3.3Ghz x2/ 16GB/ 320GB Sata II/ Intel HD 4000/ fc27.x86_64
    Embedded: BeagleBone Blk / ARM AM3358 1 GHz x1/ 512MB/ 2GB eMMC/ PowerVR SGX530/ fc27.armv7hl

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    Re: Brother printer not printing Fedora 26.

    Yes, both the I686 and 64 bit versions were installed.
    The package installed is V2.25-13.fc26,i686
    Last edited by grsaunz; 29th April 2018 at 07:54 AM.

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    Re: Brother printer not printing Fedora 26.

    How about the CUPS setup:
    Use Administration dropdown menu
    Select > Modify printer
    Pick LPD/LPR network printer
    connection= lpd://printer/binary_p1
    After this one I'm out of ideas ???
    Laptop: Toshiba / Intel B960 2.20Ghz x2/ 4GB/ 320GB SataII/ Intel HD/ fc28.x86_64
    Tower: GigaByte (970A) / AMD FX 8320 3.5Ghz x8/ 16GB/ 9TB Sata III/ AMD 6770HD/ fc28.x86_64
    Bookshelf: Shuttle DS61 (H61)/ i3-3225 3.3Ghz x2/ 16GB/ 320GB Sata II/ Intel HD 4000/ fc27.x86_64
    Embedded: BeagleBone Blk / ARM AM3358 1 GHz x1/ 512MB/ 2GB eMMC/ PowerVR SGX530/ fc27.armv7hl

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    Re: Brother printer not printing Fedora 26.

    Checked this out.

    No Joy I am afraid.

    The set up was using, socket: before I changed it as suggested.
    Did a reboot s well.

    Not sure where to go from here but I notice some have been having a similar issue in Mint. But there seems to be co conclusive fix.

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    Re: Brother printer not printing Fedora 26.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobuck
    For the Brother drivers to work check that the following are in place:
    I was having the exact same behavior described by grsaunz, and the instructions above by Kobuck worked for me on Fedora 28.

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    Re: Brother printer not printing Fedora 26.

    Quote Originally Posted by nathanbibb
    I was having the exact same behavior described by grsaunz, and the instructions above by Kobuck worked for me on Fedora 28.
    which kobuck post? #2 or 6?

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    Re: Brother printer not printing Fedora 26.

    Quote Originally Posted by marko
    which kobuck post? #2 or 6?
    Post #2 was all I needed to do.

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    Re: Brother printer not printing Fedora 26.

    MFS-J460DW worked fine under Mint 18.3, but not on Fedora 28 Mate. Ran the
    # dnf install glibc.i686
    # dnf install psutils
    # setsebool -P cups_execmem 1
    and it now works!

    Just need to make it a little darker.

    Many thanks!
    wcswanson

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    Re: Brother printer not printing Fedora 26.

    I had a wierd situation with printing. I have a bro hl2270 model. It suddenly stopped printing. I powered off both printer and desktop, but on reboot of each, still a problem. I pulled the main power and restored it for both printer and desktop. On boot, the printer began to process the print queue.

    By chance, I plugged the usb cable into a different usb jack, and voila, printer operation was restored. I presume that some older cpus, even when powered off, but plugged into the mains, maintain some (leakage) power on the USB ports. If the printer expects a full zero volts on each USB lead afeter push-button power off Switching USB ports solved my problem.

    Because one can do a "suspend" operation, where feedback from a USB port can take the system out of suspend, that trickle amount of maintained power is a design feature.
    Leslie in Montreal

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    Re: Brother printer not printing Fedora 26.

    newer systems with USB 3.0 and above usually have a quick-charging feature where one port stays awake even when the system is off to allow mobile phone or tablets to be charged

    so as and when you upgrade, be aware of that. you can usually disable it in UEFI though. the port in question has a slightly revised USB symbol with a power plug on the reverse (for desktops this will of course be on the motherboard blanking plate around all the I/O connections)

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