I upgraded to ubuntu 11.10 from 11.04 and my brother MFC-8860DN (duplex and network printer, scanner and copier) stopped printing. I did not check scanner possibility. Now it is not important for me...
Before in 11.04 it was printing even without it's drivers. I could install drivers from different brothers and it was working very perfectly with almost any driver. My brother is still working from Windows. Nothing wrong with my brother.
Now I even upgraded Firmware on printer, downloaded the latest drivers from Brother, found PPD file.
There is no result!!!
Sometimes it is not working at all, sometimes it prints blank paper and very often and very terrible it is printing rubbish in 1-2 strings and pull out paper many times until I switch off brother. But it can print 20-30 sheets before I reach the button power off because it is networking and very fast MFC.
I myself a sysadmin and a programmer but I am not a linux driver developer. If someone has a clue please advise.