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Date:      Wed, 08 Feb 2012 17:30:32 +1000
From:      Da Rock <freebsd-questions@herveybayaustralia.com.au>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Debug Brother MFC-9560CDW failure to print
Message-ID:  <4F322498.7090308@herveybayaustralia.com.au>
In-Reply-To: <201202080724.q187OX7V069367@mail.r-bonomi.com>
References:  <201202080724.q187OX7V069367@mail.r-bonomi.com>

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On 02/08/12 17:24, Robert Bonomi wrote:
>> 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.
Interesting. I haven't heard that before. That said, it would take more 
than a simple name change to beat off the blood-sucking lawyers... so 
just how close to postscript is it? And how perfectly does cups 
interpret it as well?



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