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Re: Bug in Brother HL4040 driver?




On Sunday 06 August 2017 18:03:31 Brian wrote:

> 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.

It has become obvious to me that you have an unusual situation, that I 
have attempted to ask questions that might lead to discovering the 
problem.  I have failed, and since it seems Mikes cups software is in 
the middle of it, that is why I recommended you take your .conf file, 
and the logs to Mike on his list. You will probably get an answer from 
Mike or one of his staff at Apple.  I've known Mike since the Delphi 
days when we were working on TRS-80 Color Computers, running os9, a unix 
like os for a 64k computer, 30 years ago.  He is ok IMNSHO, and he wrote 
cups.

You likely will not solve it by chasing every bit of the advice offered 
here, so take it to the source, Michael Sweet.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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