cups and a Brother HL-L2340DW

Russell L. Carter rcarter at
Sat Jul 15 01:38:15 UTC 2017

So this printer is the current recommendation
for best cheap laser printer.  After introducing it to dhcpd
so that the IP address is fixed, I was ready to introduce it
to cups.

Add Printer -> Discovered Network Printers
             -> select Brother HL-L2340D series...

(next screen) Connection: 	lpd://BRWD80F9967A5AB/BINARY_P1

(hit Continue)

Or Provide a PPD file: Browse... brother-HLL2340D-cups-en.ppd
	    -> Add Printer

-> Set Default Options

Which gives me, after some screen changes:

Brother_HL-L2340D_series (Idle, Accepting Jobs, Not Shared)
Description:	Brother HL-L2340D series
Driver:	Brother HL-L2340D for CUPS (grayscale, 2-sided printing)
Connection:	lpd://BRWD80F9967A5AB/BINARY_P1
Defaults:	job-sheets={job_sheets_default} media=iso_a4_210x297mm 

I hit ^P, the print dialog comes up, I select this printer, and all
looks good, except if I go look at jobs, I see:

ID	Name	User	Size	Pages	State	Control
Brother_HL-L2340D_series-124  	Unknown  	Withheld  	1k  	Unknown 
canceled at
Fri Jul 14 18:08:00 2017  	

What gives?

I am on the verge of installing linux on a box to deal with this.


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