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Brother network printer MFC-J5910DW doesn't print

asked 2016-04-02 00:03:30 -0500

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I am using Fedora 23. I have installed all the brother files for the printer using the Brother utility available on their website. I also installed glibc.i686 which they indicate as a prerequisite. (drivers are 32 bit) After that I deleted the automatically installed printer that didn't work and installed a new one with cups at localhost:631. The installation seemed to be correct. I used lpd:// for the url as advised in the Brother Docs and marked the printer shared. Everything seemed to be OK but, when I print a test page or any page from any application, everything happens as if things were working fine (even receive the message "Impression términée" (Printing ended) and the cups admin shows the job as "completed at <date.time>") but there is no printing at all. I don't understand where the trouble comes from. I installed this printer (as well as an other model DCP-750CW) tens of times the same way on Ubuntu, OpenSuse, Gentoo, Mint and never met any trouble. I can ping the printer from desktop but l am unable to print. No error messages, print requests follow their way as if everything was ok but no printing happens.

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Anything in your syslog? or /var/log/* related to cups or lpd? Any SELinux denials?

genodeftest gravatar imagegenodeftest ( 2016-04-02 04:46:37 -0500 )edit

When I used a Brother printer on Fedora 23, I had trouble from SELinux. Fixed that. Then the printer worked. After some time, for no apparent reason, the printer ended up being being switched off in Gnome settings. So I just had to switch it back on to get it working again. Just my experience.

jtlinux gravatar imagejtlinux ( 2016-04-03 00:13:02 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-05-04 00:24:22 -0500

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Eventually, I discovered that a small icon was appearing in the bottom-left corner of the screen. Clicking this icon made a windows open with the following title: " SeLinux Alert Eplorer" (this is translated from French). This widows told me I had to allow cups to execmen using :

$ su -c 'setsebool -P cups_execmem 1'

Then everything worked fine.

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Thanks this one has been bugging me for years !

kenfallon gravatar imagekenfallon ( 2017-07-20 07:48:11 -0500 )edit

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