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Date:      Wed, 8 Feb 2012 01:24:33 -0600 (CST)
From:      Robert Bonomi <>
Subject:   Re: Debug Brother MFC-9560CDW failure to print
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> Cc: 
> Subject: Re: Debug Brother MFC-9560CDW failure to print
> 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.

Strange.  When I check the specs for that printer, it says it it has
following printer-language support: "PCL6,BR-Script3" 

"BR-Script3" Is Brother's implementation of PostScript -- thus not having
to py Adobe's licensing fees for the "genuine" interpreter.

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