[cups] Installing Brother HL-2270DW

Pierre Frenkiel pierre.frenkiel at gmail.com
Sun Dec 3 11:31:52 PST 2017

On Sat, 2 Dec 2017, Daniel Lamb wrote:

> I am attempting to install a Brother HL-2270DW and not having success to 
> print.  I have tried to install with the Brother Driver Install Tool and 
> through CUPS using the Foomatic driver.  Through CUPS the print job 
> status is ' Idle - "Filter failed" '.
> I am installing on Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit.  This printer was successfully 
> installed on Ubuntu 14.04 32-bit.  I noticed during the install the 
> Brother install tool has i386 instead of amd64 in the file name, 
> indicating to me this is a 32-bit deb file instead of 64-bit.  Searching 
> for a 64-bit install file has not yielded anything.
  hi Daniel,
I would not want to be too pessimistic, but I fought during 2 days
to install a similar Brother model(HL-L2340) on Debian Stretch, and 
I was obliged to return it to the seller. The Brother "support" was
awful: I told them I had problems on a Linux system, and the only
answer I got was about Microsoft Word...
At last, I bought a HP Lasetjet, It is more expensive, but it took
30 seconds to install it, and it works perfectly.

good luck...

best regards,
Pierre Frenkiel

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