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Date:      Wed, 08 Feb 2012 11:34:54 +1000
From:      Da Rock <freebsd-ipfw@herveybayaustralia.com.au>
To:        Jerry <jerry@seibercom.net>, FreeBSD-questions@FreeBSD.org
Subject:   Re: Debug Brother MFC-9560CDW failure to print
Message-ID:  <4F31D13E.5020400@herveybayaustralia.com.au>
In-Reply-To: <20120207123310.1b55583a@scorpio>
References:  <20120206163249.7d35337d@scorpio> <4F308202.40605@herveybayaustralia.com.au> <4F308506.1050801@herveybayaustralia.com.au> <20120207123310.1b55583a@scorpio>

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On 02/08/12 03:33, Jerry wrote:
> On Tue, 07 Feb 2012 11:57:26 +1000
> Da Rock articulated:
>
>> Just noticed something: have you specifically got a postscript module
>> in your printer? Because that is what it is sending your printer...
>>
>> I only just found that in the logs :)
> I have used every PPD file I could find; both those supplied by CUPS
> and those found on the NET. It doesn't make any difference. I can only
> get a page printed if I use the LPR option, otherwise only a blank page
> is ejected. By the way, if I use a B&W PPD instead of the color laser
> one, a B&W document is printed when I use the LPR option; therefore, it
> is apparent that something is actually using that PPD.
>
> If you search, you will find that there are numerous reports of
> problems with blank pages and the CUPS 1.5.0 version. Those that I have
> personally checked are usually also associated with FreeBSD, which
> leads me to believe it is a local phenomenon. Luckily, I can print
> through Windows, so I am not stuck with this BS.
>
> By the way, the test page printed is the one that is supplied with CUPS.
> Interestingly, it prints its own page but not one feed to it. Go
> figure ...
 From what I see right now, you're printing ps to a non ps printer. So 
I'm a little surprised that you get a test page that way.

I doubt that you are having the same issue associated with cups 1.5 (you 
will soon see why), and I doubt windows is your saviour... ;) (again, 
same reason as cups).

Based on the info you have given me, the simplest solution is to set the 
printer in cups and use lpr as the connection (you may have said this, 
but its not all that clear if you have). If you need clarification on 
exactly how to do this, just ask.

Porting the driver _may_ be possible, but I very much doubt that it is 
worth it- it is using lpr as well (albeit in a _very_ twisted and 
round-a-bout way). This happens using the cupswrapper, windows et al 
from what I can see.



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