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Re: Bug in Brother HL4040 driver?




On 2017-08-06, Brian <ad44@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Sat 05 Aug 2017 at 23:16:15 +0100, Andrew W wrote:
>
>> Can anyone help me determine the location of an annoying bug which seems to
>> persist in the driver(s) for the Brother HL404CN laser printer please? It
>> has existed since Wheezy and is still present in Stretch.
>> 
>> Printing from most apps (but interestingly not GIMP) will often fail with
>> the printers firmware locking up and showing Error E1 on its display - the
>> only way out of this is to turn the printer off and back on.
>> 
>> I've tried several of the drivers listed and all seem to have the same
>> issue. Further more in Stretch the web interface for CUPS doesnt seem to
>> work on localhost:631 and the Gnome system settings GUI for print queue
>> management doesnt do anything. Its as if the buttons have no event handlers
>> behind them to actually do anything!
>
> The Brother HL404CN does not exist.
>

So this is all a figment of the OP's imagination, I take it.

Maybe he left out a trailing digit by inadvertence:

https://www.brother-usa.com/Printer/ModelDetail/1/HL4040CN/Overview

But, as Olivier Vandal Homes III said the other day at lunch: "Guessing
is the curse of the presumptive class." He paused, gazing at me over our
third *digestif* of the afternoon. "And it's all so tiresome in the end,
isn't it old man, when people can't say what they mean and vice versa?"
he added in his typically jaded tone.

-- 
“Certitude is not the test of certainty.”
--Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.