Printer Brother DCP-L2500D not working

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Printer Brother DCP-L2500D not working

Postby ziolino » 2018-05-18 21:51

Hello,

As in the title, my Printer Brother DCP-L2500D is not working on Debian Stretch.
I downloaded the drivers here:

Cupswrapper:
http://download.brother.com/welcome/dlf ... 1.i386.deb
Driver:
http://download.brother.com/welcome/dlf ... 1.i386.deb

and installed them.

I set up the printer in CUPS,
and it shows like this:

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Brother_DCP-L2500D_series (Paused, Accepting Jobs, Not Shared, Server Default)
Description:   Brother DCP-L2500D series
Location:   this usb
Driver:   Brother DCP-L2500D for CUPS (grayscale, 2-sided printing)
Connection:   usb://Brother/DCP-L2500D%20series?serial=E73912C7N769825
Defaults:   job-sheets=none, none media=iso_a4_210x297mm sides=one-sided


I also made the printer system default, and in lpstat it shows like this:

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$ lpstat -t
scheduler is running
system default destination: Brother_DCP-L2500D_series
device for Brother_DCP-L2500D_series: usb://Brother/DCP-L2500D%20series?serial=E73912C7N769825
device for DCPL2500D: usb://Brother/DCP-L2500D%20series?serial=E73912C7N769825
Brother_DCP-L2500D_series accepting requests since Fri 18 May 2018 23:38:33 BST
DCPL2500D accepting requests since Fri 18 May 2018 23:38:33 BST
printer Brother_DCP-L2500D_series is idle.  enabled since Fri 18 May 2018 23:38:33 BST
printer DCPL2500D is idle.  enabled since Fri 18 May 2018 23:38:33 BST


but when I print, I get no error showing, and no response from the printer.

I am stuck at this point,
Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks.
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Re: Printer Brother DCP-L2500D not working

Postby Bulkley » 2018-05-19 00:51

Printer manufacturers actually have few drivers. They just tweak the ones they have for each new model. So, it's worth a quick experiment. Try setting CUPS to DCP-L2540DW which is in the list of Brother printers. Check the list for any printer that is close to your model.

You may think this is ridiculous. It is. However I ran my Canon printer for two years with a similar driver until the developers managed to tune one for my model. Sometimes it works.
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Re: Printer Brother DCP-L2500D not working

Postby shep » 2018-05-19 01:32

I noted that the drivers you linked are i386. There often is a print filter that processes the print job into a data stream that the printer will understand. That filter will not function without 32libs - the print job dies at the non-functioning filter. If you are running amd64, I think there are some posts in this forum and via a web search that will help with the additional libs that need to be installed.
See http://support.brother.com/g/s/id/linux/en/faq_prn.html?c=us_ot&lang=en&comple=on&redirect=on#f00081

If you are running i686, then you have another problem.
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Re: Printer Brother DCP-L2500D not working

Postby FreewheelinFrank » 2018-05-19 06:14

Brother has a very useful driver installation tool:

http://support.brother.com/g/b/download ... &type3=625

There is a "Notes before downloading" link that does indeed mention 32libs as a requirement for Debian as shep suggested.

My experiences a brother printer (cheaper one) documented here:

http://dontsurfinthenude.blogspot.co.uk ... -mono.html
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