Unable to print from usb Brother printer

Leon Goldman leon244 at comcast.net
Wed Nov 7 05:11:26 PST 2012

I am running Mandriva 2011. I have built and installed cups 1.6.1 and cups-filters 1.0.24 from the tarball; I installed the Brother drivers.
I can add the printer to cups via 'administration', but when I do there is no 'usb' choice nor any 'local printers, so I set it up at usb://Brother/MFCJ6710DW and proceed through the choices, pick the driver and create it. But, when I try a test page or try to print a text document nothing happens.

Nothing in the error_log points to the problem.
lpinfo -v:
network ipp
network lpd
network http
network ipps
network https
network socket
network beh

Printer is clearly visible in lsusb and the /dev/bus/usb for the printer is set up with access set to '660' and to group 'lp'; have added myself and root to the group 'lp'.
usblp is not loaded as a module in the kernel
Printer is plugged in and actually will print from an Ubuntu VM.
Access log shows that the Print job was successful, but in fact nothing is printed:
localhost - - [07/Nov/2012:07:55:53 -0500] "POST /printers/Brother_Printer HTTP/1.1" 200 391 Print-Job successful-ok"

Appreciate any suggestions. Thank you in advance.

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