Re: Bug in Brother HL4040 driver?
- Date: Sun, 6 Aug 2017 14:33:04 -0400
- From: Gene Heskett <gheskett@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Bug in Brother HL4040 driver?
On Sunday 06 August 2017 13:43:20 deloptes wrote:
> 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!
That rather sounds as if the cups daemon isn't running. Look
for /var/log/cupsd error files, which might illuminate the real error,
since no printer is going to work on a modern linux install without its
running and waiting for a print request.
> > Thanks
> Have you done firmware upgrade?
> also here it suggests that it might be the poppler lib causing issues
> the printer uses PCL6 so make sure you get the proper conversion from
> any type to PCL in cups. Look there for solution.
Cheers, Gene Heskett
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