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Brother printer doesn’t print in Fedora 17


Tip: If your Brother printer won’t print after installing the drivers, install glibc.i686

Today ran into an issue with my new Brother MFC-7460DN (which is a really nice laser printer with auto-feed scanner, Scan-to-FTP which creates a PDF file, and other things). I had just recently done a clean install of Fedora 17, and I could install the RPMs (which are i386 files on my x86_64 based system), add the printer to CUPS and all sorts of things that looked fine.

However when I went to print, it wouldn’t error out, but the printer wouldn’t actually print. I tried changing a file per https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=940524#p940524 but it didn’t help.

Then I found this post http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=280753 which reminded me to install glibc.i686. Wish the Brother drives would just make that a dependency in the RPM.

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Written by Leif Madsen

2012/11/24 at 5:06 pm

Posted in Technology

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