Linux : How to fix Brother HL-1110 printing blank page problem

Alright, just a minor problem and putting down the solution here on how to fix the issue of Brother HL-1110 printing blank pages under Linux Mint OS. So what happened is that recently all my printing attempts under Linux Mint basically are just time wasting exercise. Instead of printed pages, all I got are blank pages.

However, printing under Windows 10 machines produced exactly what was sent to the printer. So, what's going on? Could it be that some Linux updates have altered the printer's driver?

Brother HL-1110 printer

Attempts to reinstall the Linux drivers downloaded from the Brother printer official website didn't help either. After some multiple attempts, it seems that installing the drivers using the .deb packages won't fix the problem. The only way to fix the printing blank pages problem is to download the Driver Install Tool instead of the .deb packages. The Driver Install Tool is a tool that will install LPR, CUPSwrapper driver and scanner driver (for scanner models).

First, head over to Brother printers download section. For this, we will choose this page:

(if your printer model is different, you can choose the download page matching your printer model)

Choose your language and agree to the EULA and download the file. For the HL 1110 model, the filename is linux-brprinter-installer-2.2.1-1.gz

1.Once the linux-brprinter-installer-2.2.1-1.gz download process completed, create a new directory and move the gzipped file into the new directory.

2.Open a terminal and change directory to the directory containing the linux-brprinter-installer-2.2.1-1.gz file.

3.Gunzip the file with this command >gunzip linux-brprinter-installer-2.2.1-1.gz.

4.Next, >sudo bash linux-brprinter-installer-2.2.1-1 to execute the file. You will be prompted for superuser password because of sudo

5.When prompted for the model, key in hl-1110

6.Press Y for the next couple of questions until you reach Will you specify the Device URI? question.

7.If the printer is connected locally via USB, press N

By this stage, your printer should be able to print properly.

Hope this helps!

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By Adam Ng

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