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Re: Bug in Brother HL4040 driver?




On Sun 06 Aug 2017 at 15:53:42 -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:

> On Sunday 06 August 2017 14:45:01 Brian wrote:
> 
> > On Sun 06 Aug 2017 at 14:21:36 -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
> > > On Sunday 06 August 2017 11:28:25 Brian wrote:
> > > > On Sun 06 Aug 2017 at 16:18:37 +0100, Andrew W wrote:
> > > > > On 06/08/17 15:05, Curt wrote:
> > > > > >>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/Over
> > > > > >view
> > > > > >
> > > > > >B
> > > > >
> > > > > Sorry yes 4040CN
> > > >
> > > > Brother doesn't provide a driver for the 4040CN. Perhaps you would
> > > > explain what you mean by "driver(s) for the Brother HL404CN" and
> > > > "I've tried several of the drivers listed...". Driver names would
> > > > be useful.
> > >
> > > You will also note that it handles both .pdf's and jpeg's natively,
> > > so
> >
> > Citation for the 4040CN please. As far as I can see its language
> > emulation is PCL 6 only.
> >
> From the web link above.

There is nothing on that page which says the 4040CN  will accept a
PDF or JPEG sent *directly* to it and print it correctly. In other
words, the printer does not handle both ".pdf's and jpeg's natively".
Whatever "natively" means.

> > > all the OP needs to do is pick a driver that makes a pdf out of
> > > whatever knocks on the drivers door?  We have several of those
> > > critters if the fine print can be believed.
> >
> > Which "fine print"?
> PPD description, you can read it at localhost:631/printers, click on 
> modify after highliting the printer?

I still do not understand what you mean by "makes a pdf out of whatever
knocks on the drivers door". Sending a PDF to the printer is doomed to
failure.

-- 
Brian