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this is very strange : I have a Printer (Brother DCP-J315W) usb connected to my Desktop. If :

  1. I boot on USB KEY (Fresh 12.10 install, 64bits),
  2. Install brother printing drivers,
  3. Add new printer (local, usb) and ask to print the test page

IT PRiNTS !

But, If :

  1. I boot on the internal SSD (Fresh 12.10 install, 64bits),
  2. Install brother printing drivers,
  3. Add new printer (local, usb) and ask to print the test page

It hangs on "Printer Status : Inactive - Sending data to printer."

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On both :

$dpkg -l | grep Brother
ii  dcpj315wcupswrappe 1.1.3-1   i386     Brother CUPS Inkjet Printer Definitions
ii  dcpj315wlpr 1.1.3-1 i386 Brother lpr Inkjet Printer Definitions
ii  printer-driver-ptouch 1.3-4ubuntu1    
  • If printing over the network (from Desktop, remote, wireless, SSD boot) SAME error.
  • If printing over the network (from a laptop, 12.10, 64bits too) or Android : No problems, it prints just fine.

I can't believe it !

Thanks.

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This Brother was intended for my Grand mother's desktop.

It seems they don't get on well with eachother ! fine, I simply swaped my Canon MP495 for her Brother DCP-J315W. Took me 5 mn to install the canon on her desktop, and 5 more to install the Brother on mine.

Still don't know the potential causes of the problem, but I can fairly say it's kind of Solved now !

I clearly hit a snag...

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