Replying on the run, but I can confirm the HL-2240D is automatically picked up by the version of CUPS that comes with the current LMDE release.

Although, I did have cause to write the following blog post with instructions to fix some wonky alignment issues! :-)

http://www.gravitycomputing.co.nz/brother-hl-2240d-debian-ubuntu-mint-misaligned/

On 24/06/2014 4:07 PM, "Roderick Aldridge" <rod-aldridge@xnet.co.nz> wrote:
I used LInux Mint Debian Edition for a year or so about a year ago. I liked the rolling release, but found some programmes, notably Firefox were slow to be updated. What caused me to go back to the XFCE version was the printing system. I had to use a different CUPS version to get the PC Club Brother HL-2240D printer to work. Then when CUPS was finally updated it wouldn't even find my Brother HL-2020 which is found first time on nearly all distros i have tried. Has LMDE worked with all your printers?

I am having success with Sparky Linux (LXDE version) which is a rolling release based on Debian Testing. So far (two months) it has proved both up to date and stable (and fast) on my laptop.

Rod

On 24/06/14 11:23, Eric Light wrote:

Do it, Linux Mint loves you and your family pet.

Although, I've moved into Linux Mint Debian Edition... I got tired of the format+upgrade process - LMDE offers a much nicer rolling update similar to Ubuntu.

On 24/06/2014 10:45 AM, "chris" <mailinglist@blahdeblah.co.nz> wrote:
Nice. I might be persuaded to finally move from precise penguin.

-----Original Message-----
From: wlug-bounces@list.waikato.ac.nz [mailto:wlug-bounces@list.waikato.ac.nz] On Behalf Of Peter Reutemann
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Subject: [wlug] Linux Mint 17 KDE Released

'The Linux Mint team has announced the release of Linux Mint 17 KDE codenamed Qiana. It's based on KDE Software Compilation 4.13.0. There are notable improvements in Mint Display Manager (MDM). The multi-monitor display has improved and it allows a user to “configure which of the monitors should be used as the primary monitory by MDM.”
Users can also define a background color or a background picture no matter what greeter they are using.'

-- source: http://linux.slashdot.org/story/14/06/23/1451254

Cheers, Peter
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