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Re: Bug in Brother HL4040 driver?

On Sunday 06 August 2017 15:32:46 Andrew W wrote:

> On 06/08/17 19:33, Gene Heskett wrote:
> > That rather sounds as if the cups daemon isn't running. Look
> > for /var/log/cupsd error files, which might illuminate the real
> > error, since no printer is going to work on a modern linux install
> > without its running and waiting for a print request.
> >
> > Cheers, Gene Heskett
> Only entries in /var/log/cups/error_log are:
> Duplicate listen address "/var/run/cups/cups.sock" ignored.
> E [06/Aug/2017:00:05:22 +0100] Unknown directive JobPrivateAccess on
> line 83 of /etc/cups/cupsd.conf.
> E [06/Aug/2017:00:05:22 +0100] Unknown directive JobPrivateValues on
> line 84 of /etc/cups/cupsd.conf.
> E [06/Aug/2017:00:05:22 +0100] Unknown directive
> SubscriptionPrivateAccess on line 85 of /etc/cups/cupsd.conf.
> E [06/Aug/2017:00:05:22 +0100] Unknown directive
> SubscriptionPrivateValues on line 86 of /etc/cups/cupsd.conf.
> I've never touched cupsd.conf directly so Im not sure whats messed it
> up.
> Ive just printed something sucessfully from GIMP and LibreOffice and
> both a JPEG & PDF from Vivaldi and cupsd is listed in the output from
> ps yet the web interface is not listening on port 631.
> Printing issue is intermittent, but without being able to get into the
> CUPS interface Im not sure which driver it is currently configured to
> use.
Humm.  Do you have lpinfo? lpinfo -l -v gets me a list of all usable 
protocols and printers, too long to post though. For my b&w laser:

Device: uri = usb://Brother/HL-2140%20series?serial=L7J156867
        class = direct
        info = Brother HL-2140 series
        make-and-model = Brother HL-2140 series
        device-id = MFG:Brother;CMD:PJL,HBP;MDL:HL-2140 

For my large format inkjet:
Device: uri = dnssd://Brother%20MFC-J6920DW._printer._tcp.local/
        class = network
        info = Brother MFC-J6920DW
        make-and-model = Brother MFC-J6920DW
        device-id = MFG:Brother;MDL:MFC-J6920DW;CMD:HBP,BRPJL,URF;

There are several of those because I have them preconfigured for this job 
or that job.

You should get something similar. You might also install htop, and see if 
cups is running.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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