I have a Brother HL-2240 printer which I'm trying to make compatible with Ubuntu. I followed the instructions for installing their drivers here:

I managed to get as far as checking the install of the dpkg: when I went "dpkg -l | grep Brother" it said this:

ii cupswrapperHL2240 2.0.4-2
i386 Brother HL-2240 CUPS wrapper driver
ii printer-driver-ptouch 1.3-8
i386 printer driver Brother p-touch label

So I've taken that to mean that everything is successfully installed (please correct me if I'm wrong).
However, when I try to print a document in Libreoffice, it only prints a blank page. Can anybody help with this?

1 Answer 1


Try with installing Brother printer drivers as follows:

sudo apt-get install brother-lpr-drivers-ac brother-lpr-drivers-bh7 brother-lpr-drivers-common brother-lpr-drivers-extra brother-lpr-drivers-laser brother-lpr-drivers-laser1
  • So I just copy and paste that whole line into the terminal?
    – user294509
    Jun 24, 2014 at 15:18
  • Ok, I tried writing all of this. This is what I got: Reading package lists... Done [break] Building dependency tree [bk] Reading state information... Done [bk] E: Unable to locate package brother-lpr-drivers [bk] E: Unable to locate package laser1
    – user294509
    Jun 24, 2014 at 15:44
  • what is your ubuntu version? can you include the full error message in the question?
    – user308564
    Jun 24, 2014 at 15:54
  • That was the full error message I wrote up there, I just put line breaks as [bk]. My version is 14.04, 32-bit (I have 1 gb of RAM).
    – user294509
    Jun 25, 2014 at 3:01
  • Run sudo apt-get update and then try.
    – user308564
    Jun 25, 2014 at 5:33

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