kline at thought.org
Wed Jul 27 23:58:58 UTC 2011
On Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 04:34:10PM -0500, Robert Bonomi wrote:
> Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2011 16:34:10 -0500 (CDT)
> From: Robert Bonomi <bonomi at mail.r-bonomi.com>
> Subject: Re: Printr?
> To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org, kline at thought.org
> > Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2011 13:16:48 -0700
> > From: Gary Kline <kline at thought.org>
> > To: FreeBSD Mailing List <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
> > Subject: Printr?
> > folks,
> > i sent a couple freebsd questions days ago and did not bcc myself. i
> > never saw the post nor got any response. anyway, new one: is there
> > any way of getting my 'brother HL-3040CN' color laser printr to work. i
> > have mucked with it for >> 48 until i am ready to [[ dunno, really ]].
> > i guess return it and buy one that just works with cups.
> Advice: *READ* the specifications. Make sure the printer 'speaks' (or, at a
> minimum 'emulaes') at at least _one_ "standard' page-layout language -- PCL,
> or (*preferably*) Postscript. The HL-3040cn specs expressly _disclaim_ such,
> to wit:
> "Emulation N/A(Host-Based only)
> Resident Fonts
> PCL N/A
> BR-Script 3 (PostScript 3 language emulation) N/A"
> This _should_ have told you to "run away'.
> > this 3040cn is seriously low-end, but if any of you have one Working,
> > i'd seriously like to know what you did. i'm using whatever CUPS we've
> > got with 7.3.
> Odds are that you are SOL.
> The HL-3040CN is what is charitably called a "winprinter". That is, it
> is a *dumb* imaging device that requires _everything_ be done on the
> host computer, using a "vendor-provided" device driver. Brother provides
> drivers for Windows, MacOS, and a CUPS-based driver executable for Linux.
> The odds of getting _that_ executable to work on FreeBSD are not good.
> With a fulll Linux emulation environment, maybe.
tehere were zero specs on the costco page; and evvntually i
dd found some download for lrp and cups for the 3040 on the
brother site. bt yes, for linx only. it is going back on
i have found an hp2025[x|n|dn] that looks goood since it has
do you//any of you see anythn wrong with the hp2025X??
ps: i did read that the brother only wsorks with lighteight
paper; another comlaint is that it goes thru toner very
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