I installed my Brother MFC-J470DW, using the .deb package provided by Brother. I have used this to install this printer on a number of different distros, and used the same procedure to install a friend’s Brother MFC-J4710DW earlier this week on both a LinuxMint laptop and a Ubuntu MATE desktop, all successfully.
But not this time. I did everything, it reported being installed, and did not print a test page as it should have. It reports being on the network, but I can’t get any print jobs to go there and print.
I have no idea if this is a problem with Ubuntu (even though it worked with a slightly different Brother printer on another friend’s desktop with me doing the installation) or if I did it wrong. I did repeat my steps, with the same non-result.
I guess I should mention my computer. I’m using a Lenovo ThinkPad T430.