10 years ago
  Brother (Printer)
  Mint (older version)
  Doesn't work as expected
What works:

Prints only blank pages.

What doesn't work:

You cannot print what you see on the screen.

What was done to make it work:

Add the printer through standard "Printing" dialog box but identify the printer as a Brother HL-2170W instead of the HL-2140.

Additional notes:

See also http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1748457