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I recently purchased a Brother QL-700 label printer for printing address labels in Ubuntu 12.04. The Brother website lists Linux drivers, specifically for Ubuntu 8.04+. I have installed the driver and the printer shows up in System SettingsPrinters, but the status there is stuck at "Processing - Waiting for printer to become available" and I'm unable to use the printer.

In case anyone's wondering, I have indeed:

  • Powered it on,
  • Connected it via USB,
  • Installed both the lpr and cupswrapper drivers listed, and
  • Followed the directions on Brother's site.

I'm kind of at a loss. Any help would be appreciated.

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Running Ubuntu 13.10 amd64 I just followed the instrunctions on and it just works.

Caveat: turn off "Editor Lite" on the printer (hold little button on front until LED turns off) otherwise the printer will not be accssible to CUPS.

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Thanks for the tip about the editor lite! Unfortunately, I'm still stuck. :( – Cassidy James Jul 3 '14 at 5:22
I am on centos and was stuck on the brother printer until I pressed on the Editor lite :D Thanks for the tip, for me it worked great (note: I had already installed the drivers available at the vendors website) – AntonioCS Aug 8 '14 at 14:16

Here is my friend :D

download the driver and ist done! good luck

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"download the driver and ist done", what about installing the driver? You could elaborate your answer. – Eric Carvalho Sep 26 '13 at 13:11
That didn't work; as I noted in the question, I downloaded and installed the drivers from the Brother site without success. – Cassidy James Jul 3 '14 at 5:15

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