Apologies, I somehow deleted my previous post.
To sum up, I’ve had a brother HL L2395dw printer for over a year, but yesterday it stopped working. (It don’t know exactly when it stopped working, I have not tried to print with it for some months)
Whenever I tried to print something I would see ‘waiting for printer to become available’ in the queue.
I tried several troubleshooting ideas from google results and the arch linux CUPS wiki but none of them worked. I then tried to remove the printer and reinstall it and that’s where I’m stuck.
Somebody replied to my previous post suggesting I use the CUPS web interface and install the printer that way but while I can access the CUPS web interface my printer does not show up as local printer, but it DOES show up as a network printer despite being connected by USB.
Attempting to add the network printer to my system gives a list of Brother models and the associated drivers, but the model I have, the HL-L2395DW is not on the list and selecting a different model doesn’t work.
The printer was working at one time so I managed to do this at one point but something has gone off since I bought and configured it.
Troubleshooting this is a little beyond me . . .google hits have suggestions about overriding usb drivers and other things I’m not comfortable doing if I don’t know what the problem actually is. . . how do I go about troubleshooting this?
Thanks in advance!
I was able to get the printer installed by enabling its wifi and installing it as a network device but now when attempting to print it always says 'Unable to locate printer ‘BRWXXXXXX.local’.
I found some resources about installing nss-mdms but the error message is the same.