I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 and can't print with my Brother HL-2240 printer. I went through all the steps of setting it up through the Printers/System Settings, and chose all the recommended drivers/locations, but it still doesn't work.
Right now, I'll try to print something and then it disappears from the queue in seconds.
I tried downloading the driver from here as well: http://support.brother.com/g/b/downloadhowto.aspx?c=us&lang=en&prod=hl2240_us_eu&os=128&dlid=dlf006893_000&flang=4&type3=625
Step1. Download the tool.(linux-brprinter-installer-*.*.*-*.gz) The tool will be downloaded into the default "Download" directory. (The directory location varies depending on your Linux distribution.) e.g. /home/(LoginName)/Download Step2. Open a terminal window and go to the directory you downloaded the file to in the last step. Step3. Enter this command to extract the downloaded file: Command: gunzip linux-brprinter-installer-*.*.*-*.gz Step4. Get superuser authorization with the "su" command or "sudo su" command. Step5. Run the tool: Command: bash linux-brprinter-installer-*.*.*-* Brother machine name Step6. The driver installation will start. Follow the installation screen directions. When you see the message "Will you specify the DeviceURI ?", For USB Users: Choose N(No) For Network Users: Choose Y(Yes) and DeviceURI. The install process may take some time. Please wait until it is complete.
But I can't figure out how to do step 5 which is: Command: bash linux-brprinter-installer-..- Brother machine name
I'm not sure what machine name is supposed to be. I tried HL-2240, HL2240, HL 2240, and 2240 without result.