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Started 12/3/17 by MRCROSSROADS; 465 views.
The Chief (BowWave)

From: The Chief (BowWave)

12/4/17

Well, glad I could help.  Hopefully, that post has helped a lot of other people.  I see people being directed to it fairly often.

Brother seems to have pretty good Linux support, even if it is sort of hard to find.  We have three Brother printers here at home.  One laser about 6 years old, another smaller one, about 3 years old, and an ink jet about 4 years old.  All working well for both my Linux system and the wife's Windows laptop,

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From: MRCROSSROADS

12/5/17

Yes, hard to find is an understatement. Any solution I tried had the same result. Every time I'd print the printer would spit out blank page after blank page until I either stopped it or the printer ran out of paper. And installing their drivers was a PITA. 

Then somehow I stumbled upon your solution, which was easy to do, and worked like a charm. Imagine my joy that after two years the printer was finally working!

Buy yourself a cold one on me. :-D

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From: MRCROSSROADS

Jul-4

I switched to MX Linux last night so needed to reinstall my Brother network printer. I dug up your old notes and it worked to perfection. ;-)

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EDIT: I couldn't find the same forum post again, but the webmaster posted it here:

https://pclosmag.com/html/Issues/201508/page07.html

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EDIT 2: Here's the forum post:

http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.php?topic=122304.0

You said: " the webmaster posted it here:

https://pclosmag.com/html/Issues/201508/page07.html "

Guess I am a real "published author" now.  I have two articles in the magazine - the Brother Printer article and one on installing and using KDEConnect.

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From: MRCROSSROADS

Jul-5

I know someone famous!

Oughta get your autograph. :-)

MEDDLY

From: MEDDLY

Aug-11

Did Mr Reynolds (PCLINUXOS creator) recently die?

The Chief (BowWave)

From: The Chief (BowWave)

Aug-12

I haven't heard that - no notification on the forum.  He is having a serious battle with cancer.
CDP (PerraultC)
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From: CDP (PerraultC)

Aug-12

I didn't realize he was ill until I read this and did some searching. That's terrible news.

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