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Re: pesky and persistent "driverless" Brother MFC-9340CDW




On Fri 04 Aug 2017 at 14:14:42 -0400, Jape Person wrote:

> On 08/04/2017 08:25 AM, Curt wrote:
> >On 2017-08-04, Jape Person <japers@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >>A few weeks ago a CUPS upgrade to our Debian testing systems
> >>started showing a new driver for our Brother MFC-9340CDW in print
> >>dialogs and in the CUPS printer list and in the
> >>system-config-printer utility.
> >>
> >>You'd think that was good news, but we've been unable to find any
> >>way to make the queue for this "driverless" instance of the printer
> >>function properly.
> >>
> >
> >Just very quickly found this bug that seems to be relevant to your
> >case, Jape. As you didn't describe the "garbled" condition of your
> >printouts with the "driverless" driver I can't be sure but it seems a
> >fair guess.
> 
> I should have been more careful in describing the output. Eyes are old, and
> thought the was garbling, but closer exam with magnifying glass reveals that
> it's all just distorted -- as in compressed vertically.

I've met this before in another context with another bug. cups-browsed
is doing its best to give you something better than the printer's default
two lines of output. It cannot be perfect. The suggested workaround for
altering the PPD in #868360 is the way to go. Does it work for you?

-- 
Brian.