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I have just installed Debian 8. Previously I have been able

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I have just installed Debian 8. Previously I have been able to download the required driver debs and install them but in 8 I cannot. One of the drivers depends on a lib file that is no longer in the debian repositary. I have an HL2240D printer. The debian forum suggests installing the HL1250 driver which he says works perfectly. It prints OK but can't duplex which I need.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Printers
Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 year ago.

Hi, thank you for contacting My name is Russell. I will do my best to provide the right answer to your question.

The printer cannot duplex because the function is very specific, probably to the model you have... or else, the model you have a driver for is not a model that has duplex function at all. (I haven't looked up and verified this specifically. I mention it because it makes sense.)

Drivers for older Debian versions/builds may not be capable with version 8. Newer drivers will evidently be needed... unless the compiler or library or other file that is missing, can be imported workably into a Debian version that omits it.

(Or doubtfully it is left out of ver. 8, owing to a bug.)

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks. It looks as if I will have to do without duplex or go back to Debian 7. That has other problems as three websites I need don't recognize IceWeasel and the Debian 7 version won't install User Agent so I can't change the response. I suppose I could uninstall Iceweasel and install Firefox direct. Brother HL2240D can duplex but not with the Brother driver. HL1250 allows it to print but doesn't support Duplex.
Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 year ago.

That seems sensible in every respect. I approve it.

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