I'm on Fedora 24 and am trying to print.

My printer is a Brother MFC-J6520DW which worked well on Debian. I installed the driver from Brother's webpage.

Whenever I try to print a test page, the printer status never gets beyond "Processing - Waiting for job to complete". On the screen of the printer itself it says "Retrieving Data". After a very long time (some minutes) the printer releases an empty page.

The printer sits on a network and works fine from other non-Fedora devices.

I have tried the following:

  • explicitly allow MyUser in the CUPS webinterface (locahost:631)
  • ensured that the ipp and ipp-client services are trusted by the firewall (I understand that these are needed for printing).

Not really sure what to do next to try to fix this....

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  • Look at /var/log/cups/* – waltinator Sep 11 '16 at 16:34
  • @waltinator, there is access_log in there as well as page_log, however both files seem to be empty – pandita Sep 11 '16 at 21:02

I've just had the same problem, albeit with a Canon MF229dw on Linux Mint, butg the solution was simply to change the connection type to "AppSocket/HP JetDirect".

  • Thanks Colin. I upgraded to Fedora 25 and the problem disappeared.... I'll check what connection type F25 offers and if this is the same – pandita Dec 18 '16 at 3:28

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