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The printer Brother HL-1202 does not work properly. With the default installation it does not work at all.

To fix it I followed the instructions in Printer prints blank pages, in particular: "Use the Brother HL-2170W Foomatic/hpijs-pcl5e driver". With that driver the printer manage to print blank pages, but no ink is printed in the pages at all. That occurs either for a test page or a print from a pdf file using adobe acrobat for instance.

The self-print page test works properly and information is printed in the page (so the toner is correctly installed).

I tried with many other hpijs-pcl5e drivers visible from other HL-XXXX printer drivers that appear in the installation options, all of them produce blank pages.

Please help!

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Because the driver of this model is built for i386 and you are running on 64bit (amd64) then firstly you need install 32bit (i386) library via:

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libc6:i386 libncurses5:i386 libstdc++6:i386

Now you can install driver normally by downloading driver from Brother website for HL-1200/ 1201/ 1211W at http://support.brother.com/g/b/downloadlist.aspx?c=as_ot&lang=en&prod=hl1211w_as&os=128.

Alternatively, select Drive from Ubuntu driver database for this model.

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I had the same problem with my brother printer HL-1222WE. Printed pages was blank. It was happend when i used common driver from ubuntu 18.04. Now is fine after I installed a driver by using Driver Install Tool, got it from support.brother.com

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