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!


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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