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Brand: Brother (Printer)

Release: Rafaela
Status: Works fine with some minor problems

What works:

I have a Brother HL-1210w mono laser printer.

Linux mint 17.2 identified it and installed it under a label HL-1210W-series describing it as "Brother HL-1230 Foomatic/hl1250 (recommended)"

What doesn't work:

Using the recommended driver Brother HL-1230 Foomatic/hl1250 resulted in very poor print quality, with some lines incomprehensible and strange blotches under descending letters like y p g etc

What was done to make it work:

I downloaded the correct drivers from the Brother website

30/10/2014 (3.0.1-1)

LPR printer driver (deb package)

CUPSwrapper printer driver (deb package)

Additional notes:

The Brother website included instructions for installing the drivers from CLI but I encountered errors following them. Instead I right-clicked on the packages and selected "Open With GDebi Package Installer" which worked fine.

Created: 3 years ago.
Last edited: 3 years ago.
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