The printer prints the test page...but when trying to print a non-test page the led on the printer blinks and Ubuntu gives me the message "Print completed" but no printing happens...

Can someone help ?

  • Are you connected to the printer by usb cable or is this a network printer? – mchid Oct 23 '18 at 1:51
  • Also, did you install the drivers from the brother website? – mchid Oct 23 '18 at 1:58
  • The USB cable is connected. I only plan to use this with my laptop. I tried everything but no luck..I installed the drivers as well... – Amir Zia Oct 23 '18 at 1:58
  • Followed this : askubuntu.com/questions/966106/… The drivers are detected since the leds on the printer blink when i try to print something...in the driver settings page when I click the print test page the printer actually works bbut nothing else works – Amir Zia Oct 23 '18 at 2:00

I managed to fix this by removing the driver and then:

apt-get purge cups
apt-get install cups

and then reinstalling the driver as instructed here :

Any way to get a Brother HL-L2320D to work with current Ubuntu?

  • This does happen sometimes (you need to remove and reinstall the drivers). I have noticed that my brother printer also likes to be on the same USB port every time I use it. – mchid Oct 23 '18 at 2:39

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